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Bob Barker: His Price Is Still Right
By Allison Moore

Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Woman, aka Allison Moore, takes your questions regarding TV stars and shows. If you have a question about TV entertainment, ask TV's Answer Woman by sending an e-mail to

Q.  I still miss Bob Barker on the Price Is Right. Is he still alive? If so, how is he doing? -- Mary, Cooperstown, New York.

Mary, Bob Barker, the congenial ex-host of The Price Is Right (and Truth Or Consequences, for you older folks) is not only alive and well, but he's almost 90 years old!

In fact, Barker will return for a special presentation of the CBS game show to celebrate his 90th birthday. The show, which will be taped on November 5, will actually air on December 12.

E! News writes that CBS tweeted the news yesterday: "We are excited to announce that Bob Barker will celebrate his 90th birthday on #PriceIsRight," the show's twitter page wrote.

The news service adds that Barker has only returned to the show once since his retirement in 2007 and that was to promote his autobiography in 2009.

Barker, by the way, has spent his retirement years on his great passion in life: more humane treatment of animals. In fact, The Price Is Right will help honor Barker's birthday the week of December 12 will several segment on animal care and pet adoptions.  

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