One of the highlights of Sunday's Creative Arts
His first? One might wonder how it's possible that Newhart, 84, had never won an Emmy before, given that he's one of the most recognizable and distinctive comedy stars in TV history, especially for the 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show." (His win finally came for a guest spot on CBS'
"I just felt the kind of stuff I do doesn't win awards," Newhart told reporters backstage.
Certainly that stuff he did was popular enough.
But Newhart was never nominated for his work on that show, which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1978.
True, he had some pretty tough competition. During those years,
Newhart was nominated three times for his work on "Newhart," the 1980s sitcom about a rural-inn proprietor. But he lost to
He was first nominated for a writing Emmy back in 1961, for his variety series "The Bob Newhart Show." But he lost that year to Carl Reiner for "
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