Bobby Rivers

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation TV Host/Actor
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction Bobby Rivers was the first Black person to get his own prime time celebrity talk show on VH1. The New York Times hailed Bobby Rivers as "a master interviewer with a gift for banter" on his VH1 celebrity talk show in the late 1980s. Bobby Rivers has been a prime time talk show host, an ABC News movie critic and entertainment news contributor, a syndicated TV game show host and a Food Network host. Whoopi Goldberg picked him to be a regular on her Premiere Radio weekday morning show in 2006. He's acted in national TV commercials and played a recurring comedy character for The Onion. On VH1, some of his guests were Kirk Douglas, Norman Mailer, Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Kingsley, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Omar Sharif, Patrick Swayze, Sally Field, cartoon voiceover legend Mel Blanc and Whoopi Goldberg. Bobby Rivers grew up in South Central L.A., graduated from a high school in Watts and got a B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Interests Classic film and film preservation, the art of cinema overall, my family and friends. Another major interest is finding steady employment in the fields I love -- TV and film.
Favorite Movies Chinatown, The Best Years of Our Lives, Swing Time, The Band Wagon, The Wizard of Oz, Cukor's A Star Is Born, The Lady Eve, All About Eve, It's A Gift, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Tootsie, The Bad and the Beautiful
Favorite Music "I love a Gershwin tune. How about you?"
Favorite Books A Tale of Two Cities, Accidental Tourist, the Fran Lebowitz books, I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It by Charles Barkley, Shining Through by Susan Isaacs and Jackie Collins novels. Her sex scenes are fun. So are Susan's.