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Bob Newhart Reflects on His Classic Role in 'Elf'!

Bob Newhart always knew his film Elf was going to be a hit!

The 91-year-old actor recently reflected on the success of the iconic Christmas movie, which stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves who sets out to find his biological father in New York City. Bob plays Buddy’s adoptive father Papa Elf.

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Bob told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s been phenomenal. When they sent me the script [for Elf], I said to my wife, “Honey, this is going to be a perennial. This is going to be like Miracle on 34th Street.” And that is exactly what happened. That is a wonderful thing, to be part of kids’ enjoyment of the Christmas season.”

Another star of Elf just revealed why the hit movie was never followed up with a sequel – see the surprising reason here!

Bob Newhart Reveals the Secret to His Successful Marriage with Wife Ginny After 57 Years

Bob Newhart is opening up about his long-lasting marriage to wife Ginny!

During a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the 91-year-old comedian and actor revealed the key to his 57-year-long marriage to Ginny, 79.

“There’s something about laughter and the longevity of a marriage,” Bob shared.

Bob was introduced to Ginny by a friend back in the early ’60s. They married on married on January 12, 1963 and have four kids – sons Robert and Timothy, and daughters Jennifer and Courtney. They also have 10 grandchildren.

After starting out doing stand-up comedy in the ’60s, Bob transitioned into acting and starred on his own sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. After starring in several TV shows, Bob appeared in movies including Catch-22 and Elf.

Bob also made six appearances over the course of The Big Bang Theory, for which he won his first Emmy Award in 2013.

A few months ago, actor James Caan explained why an Elf sequel will never happen.

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Allison Janney, Kristin Chenoweth & More Help Honor Comedy Legends at Paley Honors!

Allison Janney, Kristin Chenoweth and Kat Dennings strike a pose on the carpet while attending The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends held on Thursday evening (November 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Lisa Kudrow, Kat‘s Dollface co-star Brenda Song, Anthony Anderson, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and his wife Liza, Micaela Watkins and her husband Fred, Jane Seymour, Tichina Arnold and Zulay Henao.

Allison and guests were all in attendance in support of the television comedy legend honorees Lily Tomlin, Carol Bernett, Bob Newhart and Norman Lear.

The gala will help fund the creation of the Paley Center’s Comedy Collection, a new part of the Paley Archive that will document programs, artists, and groundbreaking moments from the last 80 years of television comedy.

FYI: Allison Janney is wearing Hearts On Fire jewelry.

READ MORE: Kristin Chenoweth Shoots Down Idina Menzel Feud Rumors!

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Bob Newhart Surprises Emmys Crowd to Remind Ben Stiller He's Still Alive

Bob Newhart poses in place like a statue during a funny moment with Ben Stiller on stage at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 22) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 90-year-old actor appeared on stage to remind Ben that he is still alive after the Escape at Dannenmora director reflected on comedy icons Lucille Ball and George Burns.

Ben appeared next to statues of the late actors and when he walked up to what appeared to be a statue of Bob, the legend spoke up.

“Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben. I’m still alive,” he said in his famous deadpan style.

“This legend is gonna kick your ass,” he added. “That way you’ll know I’m alive.”

FYI: Ben is wearing Prada, and a Montblanc watch and cufflinks.

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