To celebrate nearly 60 years in the entertainment industry, the GRAMMY Museum was excited to welcome the iconic Bob Newhart to the Clive Davis Theater on February 12, 2019 for an in-depth conversation moderated by Scott Goldman
Bob Newhart was almost 30 years old and working as an accountant in Chicago, when he signed his first contract with Warner Bros. in 1959 and struck comic gold with his first comedy album. Since then, his career as an entertainer has spanned almost 60 years and has included multiple television series, fourteen feature films, and millions of albums sold worldwide. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center, and has been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. Bob’s The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became the first comedy album to go to #1 on the charts. Seven more albums followed, each extremely successful multi-platinum projects, cumulatively earning him three GRAMMY® Awards. His famous television series, The Bob Newhart Show, received TV Land’s Icon Award, while in 2013, Bob won his first Emmy® for recurring appearances on the hit show Big Bang Theory.