Bob Einstein Biography – Bob Einstein Wiki
Bob Einstein born Stewart Robert Einstein, was an American actor, comedy writer and producer. He was born on November 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Bob Einstein went to college and played basketball at Chapman University and then pursued a career in advertising.
Bob Einstein’s career began in the late 1960s. One of his first jobs, as a writer, was on the “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” for which he won an Emmy Award in 1969. As the groundbreaking, popular show that blended the traditional variety show with extremely controversial political satire, it launched numerous comic legends including Mr. Einstein and his roommate and writing partner, Steve Martin. They broke taboos, mocked President Nixon and the Smothers Brothers became the most popular show on TV and the first one to do anti-Vietnam War comedy, paving the way for future TV comedians.
Bob Einstein’s father died of a heart attack, at the age of 54, just after a performance in 1958 at a roast for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. When Milton Berle and other comics told jokes at his father’s funeral, the teenage Mr. Einstein decided he would never go into comedy. Pursuing a career in advertising, he did a TV performance on a local cable show for a friend, pretending to be the man who installed the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it caught the eye of Tom Smothers. After Mr. Smothers invited the 26-year old to the set, Einstein recalled how it transformed his life. “I go over and now I’m sitting and watching rehearsals and my mind is burning and all of sudden out of nowhere I want this, a bee has stung me in the back, and I want this.” From that day forward and for the next fifty years, Mr. Einstein would write, perform and produce acclaimed comedy television as he entertained audiences with his quick wit, deadpan delivery and signature gravelly voice.
Bob Einstein’s most memorable character on the Smothers Brothers comedy show, Officer Judy, famously gave Liberace a speeding ticket for playing the piano too fast in a 1969 episode.
Audiences quickly fell for his character, Super Dave Osborne in the 1970s with his first appearance on the NBC variety show “Van Dyke and Company,” where Mr. Einstein was also a writer and producer. In 1976, he won a second Emmy Award for “Van Dyke and Company” and shared the award with Dick Van Dyke.
Bob Einstein executive produced, wrote and appeared as Super Dave on numerous shows including the sketch comedy show, “Bizarre” from 1979 to 1985, on the self-titled “Super Dave” from 1987 to 1991 on Showtime, and in 2009 on “Super Dave’s SpikeTacular, which were all produced with his long time partner, Allan Blye. From falling off Toronto’s CN Tower, to being crushed by a wrecking ball, to being swept off the top of a bus while singing “King of the Road,” Super Dave failed every stunt.
Bob Einstein Age
He was born on November 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on January 2, 2019 in Indian Wells, California aged 76.
Bob Einstein Parents
Einstein’s parents were both performers. His mother, Thelma Leeds, was an actress, and his father, Harry Einstein, a comic. His father died of a heart attack, at the age of 54.
Bob Einstein Family
He was born to a Jewish family. His younger brother is comedian and writer Albert Brooks born Albert Lawrence Einstein, and his older brother, Cliff Einstein, is a retired advertising executive in Los Angeles.
Bob Einstein Wife
He was married to his wife Roberta Einstein for over 40 years.
Bob Einstein Children
Einstein had a daughter Erin Einstein Dale, son-in-law Andrew Dale and grandchildren Ethan and Zoe.
Bob Einstein Death
He died on January 2, 2019 in Indian Wells, California aged 76, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. His death was confirmed by his brother and fellow actor Albert Brooks on Twitter. He wrote, “R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”
R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 2, 2019
Bob Einstein Cause of Death
His cause of death was Cancer.
Bob Einstein Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Bob Einstein Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).
Bob Einstein Movies and TV Shows
He appeared as a guest on numerous late night and comedy shows over five decades from 1967 to 2017: from “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” to “The Steve Allen Show” to “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” (ten appearances) to “Late Night with David Letterman” (eight appearances), from numerous awards shows to the “Hollywood Squares” to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to ”The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” And lastly, he was the only guest to appear twice on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
Bob Einstein Plastic Surgery
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