"The only way to survive is to have a sense of humor."

  • Born George Robert Newhart Sept. 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois.
  • Bob Newhart released a pair of No. 1 comedy audio albums. His 1960 release of The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart topped the Billboard 200, the first comedy album to do so. Also released in 1960, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! went to No. 1
  • Newhart starred in "The Bob Newhart Show," which followed "the professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family." The popular sitcom ran from 1972–1978.
  • Newhart earned his three GRAMMY wins at the 3rd GRAMMY Awards. He won Best New Artist Of 1960, Album Of The Year (The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart) and Best Comedy Performance — Spoken Word (The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!). He remains the only comedian to have won Best New Artist and Album Of The Year.
  • Did you know? Newhart worked as an accountant and ad agency copywriter until he was 30 years old.

Bob Newhart

"The only way to survive is to have a sense of humor."

  • Born George Robert Newhart Sept. 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois.
  • Bob Newhart released a pair of No. 1 comedy audio albums. His 1960 release of The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart topped the Billboard 200, the first comedy album to do so. Also released in 1960, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! went to No. 1
  • Newhart starred in "The Bob Newhart Show," which followed "the professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family." The popular sitcom ran from 1972–1978.
  • Newhart earned his three GRAMMY wins at the 3rd GRAMMY Awards. He won Best New Artist Of 1960, Album Of The Year (The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart) and Best Comedy Performance — Spoken Word (The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!). He remains the only comedian to have won Best New Artist and Album Of The Year.
  • Did you know? Newhart worked as an accountant and ad agency copywriter until he was 30 years old.

GRAMMY Award Results for Bob Newhart

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Nominations
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Comedy Album
Button Down Concert (Album)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart
Best Comedy Performance - Spoken Word
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!
Best New Artist Of 1960