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Bob Barker was the host of the TV game show
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In a memorable sequence, he and Sandler get into a brawl at a celebrity golf tournament; the scene won an award for "Best Fight Sequence" at the MTV Movie Awards that year.
That same year, Barker won an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2006, he announced his retirement from hosting The Price is Right after holding the job for nearly 35 years. His last episode aired in June 2007.
The indefatigable Barker also hosted the Miss Universe and Miss U.S.A. pageants every year from 1966 to 1988, when he became involved in a dispute with the organizers of Miss U.S.A. over an issue that had become dear to his heart animal rights. Barker declined to host the pageants after organizers refused to remove fur coats from the prize packages received by the winners, as he had requested.
His support of animal rights culminated in his founding in 1995 of the DJ&T Foundation, an organization based in Beverly Hills that works to reduce the overpopulation of domestic animals by providing free or inexpensive sterilization for cats and dogs. Barker named the DJ&T Foundation for his wife, Dorothy Jo Gideon, and her mother, Tilly. Gideon produced her husband's game shows until her death, in 1981, from cancer.
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