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Name: George Robert Newhart                                                         
Born: 5 September 1929 Oak Park, Illinois, United States                             
George Robert "Bob" Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up         
comedian and actor.                                                                 
Bob Newhart was born on September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois to George David     
Newhart and Julia Pauline Burns. Newhart attended St. Ignatius College Prep and     
Loyola University of Chicago where he graduated in 1952 with a bachelor's degree     
in business management. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and served stateside         
during the Korean War until discharged in 1954.                                     
Newhart was introduced by Buddy Hackett to Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn, the daughter     
of late character actor Bill Quinn. She became his wife on January 12, 1963. The     
couple have four children (Robert, Timothy, Jennifer, and Courtney), and several     
grandchildren. His son Rob (who portrayed his father in 1993's Heart & Souls,       
with Robert Downey Jr.) maintains his father's official website.                     
Newhart and his wife are good friends with comedian Don Rickles and Rickles'         
wife, Barbara, and the couples often vacation together. Newhart and Rickles         
appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 24, 2005, the         
Monday following Johnny Carson's death, reminiscing about their many guest           
appearances on Carson's show.