June 22, 2013 |
One of America's revered funnymen, Bob Newhart, has listed his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $15.5 million. The French country-style home, designed by Wallace Neff and built in 1941, is two stories with a basement and an attic. There are five fireplaces, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,169 square feet of living space. Offices sit above the garage. The 1.37 acres of grounds include a lagoon-style swimming pool, mature trees and lawn. A star architect to celebrities Newhart, 83, entertained a national audience with his sitcoms “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972-78)
August 31, 2012 |
"I heard that Clint Eastwood is channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” @bobnewhart During Thursday's telecast of the Republican National Convention, legendary comedian Bob Newhart, 82, got a call from his daughter Jennifer, who runs his Twitter account, @bobnewhart. His account was going through the roof during Eastwood's rambling “stand-up” routine, during in which he pretended to have a conversation with an imaginary President Obama sitting in a chair next to him. INTERACTIVE: Republican National Convention speeches The routine called to mind Newhart's classic comedy bits where he would pretend to be talking on the phone with someone who was often in a panic, like a young security guard seeking help from his boss when King Kong starts climbing the Empire State building.
August 31, 2012 |
Clint Eastwood's awkward argument with an invisible President Obama in an empty chair at Thursday's Republican National Convention isn't something that sprang out of the movie legend's imagination. As many people have already pointed out, Eastwood was channeling the 1960s era stand-up comedy of Morey Amsterdam and Bob Newhart. As Time magazine's Mark Halperin explained on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday, "I think everyone has missed that E astwood's performance is very closely based on a M orey Amsterdam performance from dinner theater in Bayonne.
HOME & GARDEN
April 5, 2010 |
Update: A gated Bel-Air estate built in 1932 and designed by architect Gerard Colcord has sold for $10.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Horton House, named for its original owners, has been owned by entertainment industry personalities including former Univision Chairman and Chief Executive Jerry Perenchio, actor Bob Newhart and soap star Deidre Hall, according to "Colcord Home" by Bret Parsons. The restored French farmhouse-style home has eight bedrooms, 10 1/2 bathrooms and about 10,000 square feet of living space.
February 19, 2010 |
More often than not, people live lives of quiet desperation in jobs they hate. But not Bob Newhart. No sooner had he become an accountant than he knew he had to get out. "I just made the decision that I was going to try comedy, and if didn't work, then I knew it didn't work," he says. "Then I would go back and do whatever. But at least I wouldn't torture myself the rest of my life, wondering whatever would have happened. . . ." He didn't make the transformation overnight.
March 2, 2008 |
It was in the cafeteria of a Seattle Hilton that Bob Newhart got the inspiration for his second sitcom, the follow-up to "The Bob Newhart Show." Hotel guests, he observed, are much like the patients of psychologist Robert Hartley on that 1970s small-screen classic -- not to be argued with, no matter how nonsensical. As Newhart put it in a recent phone conversation, "I function well with a bunch of crazies around me that I can react to."