Ginny Newhart is known as an American socialite who gained prominence due to her marriage with popular stand-up comedian, Bob Newhart. Her father was also a renowned actor.
She has been married to the comedian for over five decades and has been the backbone of the comedian since they settled down.
Ginny Newhart biography
Ginny Newhart made her way into the world on December 9th, 1940 in New York, United States of America, and at the time of this writing she is 82 years old.
Her parents were famous Bill Quinn (father) and Marry Katherine Roden (mother). She has two siblings identified as Eileen Quinn and Marry Ellen Wire however before Ginny got married to the comedian she was known as Virginia Quinn.
Ginny Newhart’s father Bill Quinn has been on the screens during his youthful days as he worked on projects like Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He died on May 3rd, 1994. Her parents were married for 54 years so it’s clear that she got the Ginny and Bob marriage inspiration was from her parents.
Ginny Newhart husband
Ginny Newhart met her husband Bob on a blind date which was set up by comedian Buddy Hackett in Los Angeles in 1962. Ginny was the babysitter for Hackett’s kids hence Buddy linked her to Bob after telling her about the comic actor.
Although Buddy told Ginny that she’s a catholic same as Bob so they should marry but she didn’t want to marry someone from the showbiz due to the things she witnessed in her father’s career but they met and eventually got married in January 12, 1963.
As Ginny and Bob Newhart have been married for over 5 decades they’re blessed with 4 children namely Timothy, Robert, Courtney, and Jennifer. The couple also have grandchildren
Ginny Newhart liver cancer
Ginny Newhart suffered cancer but survived it, she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2008 hence she underwent a liver transplant operation in Los Angeles, California in December of the same year and has since recovered.