Dorothy Jo Gideon

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Entrepreneur (1924)
Wed Jun 02 2021
By   Manish Khanal

Relationship Timeline Of Dorothy Jo Gideon

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Ex-husband : Bob Barker
Dorothy Jo Gideon Married To Bob Barker In 1945 And Divorced In 1981

Dorothy Jo Gideon is a reality show star and an entrepreneur. She is better known as the wife of American retired television game show host, Robert William Barker Aka Bob Baker. 

Dorothy appeared in more than two-dozen Tattletales show from 1975 to 1976. Dorothy lived a private and happy life until she passed away in the 1980s. The love birds seemed to be very much supportive of each other.

Death of Dorothy Jo Gideon 

Dorothy is no longer with us. She left his beautiful earth, leaving back only the memories in 1981. Dorothy passed away due to lung cancer. 

Dorothy Jo Gideon
Image: Bob visits his Dorothy's grave on her 36th anniversary
Source: Daily Mail

Dorothy had been diagnosed with lung cancer six months before her death. She passed away at the age of fifty-seven. Dorothy died on October 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, California.

In 2017, on the 36th anniversary of her death, Bob was spotted visiting her headstone at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He cleaned it and left some flowers in a beautiful and touching moment.

Marriage Life of Dorothy Jo Gideon

Dorothy was married to her longtime boyfriend, Bob Barker. The love birds walked down the wedding aisle on January 12, 1945, in the states. They were together since the age of fifteen. Bob and Dorothy shared quite the magical love story.

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Image: Dorothy along with her husband, Bob
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At the time of the wedding, Neither Jo nor Bob were famous at their wedding, so information about their wedding was still under investigation. As per sources, They had a private wedding ceremony, where only a few members from both the families and some close friends were invited. 

In the marriage life that spanned over three decades, there had been no rumors of the couple having ups and downs in their marriage life.

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Image: Dorothy along with her husband, Bob
Source: nydailynews

Although the love birds were married for more than thirty years, They did not have any child. The duo did not even think of adopting a child. 

Net Worth 

Dorothy Jo Gideon worked as an entrepreneur. The exact net worth of Dorothy is still unknown to the public. Dorothy lived a happy and blissful married life along with her husband. Nina Altuve and Asia Macey are two celebrity wife living a happy life. 

Bob Barker net worth
Image: Bob worked as a show host for more than five decades
Source: CBC

Dorothy's husband, Bob Barker, has a net worth of more than $70 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his five decades of a career working as a show host. Bob worked as the host of "The Price Is Right" on CBS. For the last decade of his tenure on the show, Barker's annual salary was $10 million.

Bob donated $5 Million to the animal activist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Also, He donated $2.5 million to PETA to help build their Los Angeles headquarters. The host also gave $700,000 to move three elephants from a Toronto zoo to a wildlife preserve in California.

Short Bio

Dorothy Jo Gideon was born on February 25, 1924, in Springfield, Missouri. She is the daughter of Jack Oliver Gideon and his wife, Dorothy L. Evans Gideon. Nothing much about their profession is shared with the media. 

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