Dorothy Jo Gideon Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Grave, Bob Barker, Husband and Parents


Who is Dorothy Jo Gideon? Dorothy Jo Gideon Biography and Wiki

Dorothy Jo Gideon is an American famously known as the wife of Bob Barker. Her husband Barker has retired from television game show host famously known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Age

Dorothy was born on 25 February 1924, Springfield, Missouri, United States. Unfortunately, on October 19th, 1981 the 57-year-old Animal rights activist died fighting Lung cancer in Los Angeles County, California.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Parents

Born to parents’ Jack Oliver Gideon and Dorothy L Evans Gideon on February 24, 1924, in Springfield, Missouri. She held American nationality and is of white ethnicity. But her early life and other details are still under review. She had dark brown hair color with hazel eyes color.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Husband | Bob

At the age of 14, Dorothy Jo met Bob when they were in high school.

The teenage couple had their first date when the 15-year-old Bob took Dorothy Jo to an Ella Fitzgerald concert in Missouri. Since then, the bond only became stronger. Dorothy Jo believed that this date changed her life. After the date, delighted with joy and a new ambition, Dorothy Jo went to her Aunt who she was living with at the time and told her that:

“I got nothing more to worry about now, I’ve found the guy I want to marry”.

Dorothy Jo and Bob Barker got hitched together on January 12th, 1945. She married Barker when he was in his hustle period and was beside him when he was the star of America’s one of the most popular prize show.

The couple, though, didn’t go on any formal honeymoon, Dorthy used to mention the time they spent together when Bob had just received his wings as an Aviator in the US armed forces and took her with him to finish his training as one of the best times spent together.

The couple shared many memories as well as a passion for animal rights.

Dorothy Jo was the main reason for her husband’s massive success when he came back from his first unplanned radio show, she encouraged him by saying that whatever he did, he hasn’t done anything in a better way than that which then lead to his long-lasting career in the entertainment industry where she also worked alongside him for many years.

Dorothy Jo Gideon and husband Bob had been together for 36 years from 12 January 1945 to 19 October 1981 until her death.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Cause of Death

The prime cause of Dorothy Jo Gideon’s death is lung cancer. At the age of 67, she passed away from lung cancer in the year 1981. On October 19, 1981, Dorothy died in Los Angeles, California, USA. She passed away six months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. After the death of Gideon, her husband Barker s insisted that he has no plans on remarrying.

“She was my wife,” he said simply.

Her place of burial is located in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California, United States. On his 36th anniversary, he gives a touching tribute to his wife visiting the cemetery of his wife and proves just how strong his love is after more than three decades apart.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Children

Besides the deep affection and love for each other, Bob and Dorothy Jo never became parents. Most of their lives were spent looking after their pets and fighting for the animals on this planet to get the life they deserved. She didn’t give birth to any child but did save a number of lives on this planet with her massive struggle in protecting the animals.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Career

Dorothy Jo Gideon just came into the spotlight as a celebrity wife. There is no information on her professional career. But her husband Robert Barker is an American retired television game show host. From 1972 to 2007, he is popular for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right.

It is the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history.  Also, he is known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Then he hosted various game shows.

Dorothy worked in the entertainment industry like her husband, but she found herself singing for commercials. She also appeared as herself on game shows like It’s Your Bet and Tattletales.

Dorothy Jo Gideon Animal Rights

Before Bob was telling his fans to “help control the pet population” by having them “spayed and neutered,” it was Dorothy — an animal rights activist — who inspired him to be all for animals. “She was ahead of her time. She really was,” Bob once said. “She stopped wearing fur coats before anyone was stopping. She became a vegetarian before people were becoming vegetarian. And I gradually did the same thing with her.”