Television Host Bob Barker

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 29, 2007

Q Is Bob Barker really retired from The Price Is Right?
—Nancy Chandler, Brekinridge, Ky.

Yes, indeed, the longtime game-show icon has invited contestants to "Come on down!" for the last time. Barker stepped aside in June after 50 years on television and 35 as host of The Price Is Right. "I decided to retire while I'm still young," says Barker, 83, who enjoys having more time to devote to a cause close to his heart: animal rights, through his DJ&T Foundation, which he founded in memory of his late wife, Dorothy Jo, and his mother, Tillie. The Price Is Right will continue with a 36th season next fall and a successor who has yet to be chosen.