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Dorothy Jo Gideon Cause of Death? Her Personal Life, Bio with Photos

Dorothy Jo Gideon Cause of Death? Her Personal Life, Bio with Photos

Facts of Dorothy Jo Gideon

Full Name: Dorothy Jo Gideon
Birth Date: January 24, 1924
Age: 99 years
Death Date: October 19, 1981
Gender: Female
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aquarius
HusbandBob Barker (m. 1945–1981)
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceSpringfield, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
ReligionChristianity
FatherJack Oliver Gideon
MotherDorothy L Evans Gideon
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Celebrity wife, Dorothy Jo Gideon came into the spotlight as the wife of Bob Barker. Her husband Barker has famously known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007. But he is retired from a television game show as a host. 

What was Dorothy Jo Gideon’s Nationality?

Dorothy was born on February 24, 1924. She was born in Springfield, Missouri, in the United States of America. She was 57 years old at the time of her death. Her zodiac sign was Pisces. Dorothy used to celebrate her birthday on the 24th of Feb every year.

She was born to parents, Jack Oliver Gideon and Dorothy L Evans Gideon. Similarly, she held American nationality and belonged to the white ethnicity. She had dark brown hair color with hazel eyes color.

Where did Dorothy Jo Gideon meet her husband?

The love story of Dorothy and Bob started in high school. The couple went on a date to an Ella Fitzgerald concert in Missouri, when he was just 15 years old. The pair started their relationship in their teenage. After dating for a long period of time, they finally decided to marry. In the year 1945, the pair exchanged wedding vows with her husband Bob Barker.

Dorothy Jo Gideon with her husband Bob Barker
Caption: Dorothy Jo Gideon with her husband Bob Barker (Photo: Closer Weekly)

They married after Bob came back from his service as a fighter pilot in the US Navy. Despite being married for more than three & a half decades, the couple doesn’t share children together. In 2007, Barker told Good Morning America.

“She was ahead of her time. She stopped wearing fur coats before anyone was stopping”

Further, he stated

“She became a vegetarian before people were becoming vegetarian. And I gradually did the same thing with her.”

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

What is Bob Gideon’s Relationship?

After the death of his wife Dorothy, Bob was in a romantic relationship with his show ‘The Price is Right model, Dian Parkinson. The pair was in a romantic relationship from 1989 to 1991. Bob and Dian’s relationship was a very hush-hush matter which shows it wasn’t very much stable.

Dorothy Jo Gideon with her husband Bob Barker
Caption: Dorothy Jo Gideon with her husband Bob Barker (Photo: NY Daily News)

What’s Bob Barker’s Net Worth?

Bob Barker has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2023. Also, he earned an annual salary of $10 Million as of Ѕерtеmbеr 2020.

Dorothy Jo Gideon's husband Bob with car in the background
Caption: Dorothy Jo Gideon’s husband Bob with the car in the background (Photo: Politics)

He donated $5 million to the animal activist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 2010. Also, he donated $2.5 million to PETA to help build their Los Angeles headquarters which is now called the “Bob Barker Building”. In the year 2014, Bob spent $700,000 to move three elephants from a Toronto zoo to a wildlife preserve in California. He has spent millions of dollars on charity as well.

What was Dorothy Jo Gideon’s Death caused?

The prime cause of Dorothy’s death is lung cancer. Dorothy passed away on October 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, United States. At the age of 67, she passed away from lung cancer in the year 1981. 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 of remarrying.

“She was my wife,” he said simply.

Dorothy Jo Gideon's husband Bob paying tribute to her
Caption: Dorothy Jo Gideon’s husband Bob paying tribute to her (Photo: Radar Online)

Where is Dorothy Jo Gideon’s Grave?

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 by visiting the cemetery of his wife and proves just how strong his love is after more than three decades apart.

Robert Barker’s Hosting career

  • 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.
Dorothy Jo Gideon's Bob giving speech
Caption: Dorothy Jo Gideon’s Bob giving a speech (Photo: Page Six)
  • 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.

FAQ of Dorothy Jo Gideon

What ethnicity is Dorothy Jo Gideon?

Dorothy Jo Gideon belonged to the white ethnicity.

Who was Dorothy Jo Gideon’s husband?

Dorothy Jo Gideon’s husband was an American retired television game show host Bob Barker.

What was the cause of Dorothy Jo Gideon’s death?

Dorothy Jo Gideon passed away at the age of 67 because of lung cancer.