Bob Ross (VII) (1942–1995)

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Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on The Joy of Painting (1983), The Adventures of Elmer & Friends (1995) and Bob Ross: A Special Tribute (1995). He was married to Lynda Lucille Freeman, Jane Ross and Vicky Ross. He died on July 4, 1995 in Orlando, Florida. See full bio »


(age 52) in Orlando, Florida, USA

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Appeared as himself in an MTV network promo commercial in the late 1980s and early 1990s where he spoofed his role on The Joy of Painting (1983).

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)


Lynda Lucille Freeman  (his death) | See more »


Steve Ross

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[on retiring from the Air Force] I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. See more »


He learned how to paint by watching the TV show "The Magic of Oil Painting" and then being taught personally by the show's star, William Alexander. See more »


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