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Bob Newhart Wins First Emmy

by Nikki Montgomery

Bob Newhart Wins First Emmy

By Jim Wallace (Smithsonian Institution) (Flickr: Comedian Bob Newhart) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons 

After over 5 decades in show business, 2 television shows named after him (The Bob Newhart Show, 6 year run, 1972-1978 and Newhart, 8 year run, 1982-1990), reoccurring roles on ER and Desperate Housewives, and guest appearances on such shows as NCIS and Committed, Bob Newhart has finally won his first Emmy for his guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory!

This 84 year old actor/comedian has been nominated seven times, but until this year never actually took home the award. He accepted the award with tears in his eyes and the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Rumor has it that Newhart will return to The Big Bang Theory this season.