At the very least the late Bob Barker deserves respect for career longevity. Born on 12.12.23, he started as a radio show host in the early 50s, hosted Truth of Consequences from 1956 to 1975, and The Price Is Right from 1972 (three year overlap with Truth) to 2007.

Barker retired in ’07 at the age of 84. He passed earlier today at age 99. Good genes, good health, quick mind.

One-eighth Sioux and a member of the Sioux tribe, Barker spent a good portion of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota.

Did he ever stand with his people against the evil of Mount Rushmore and Alfred Hitchcock‘s completely reprehensible exploitation of same in North by Northwest (’59)?