Tony Barber is an Australian television personality and game show host who is best known for his work on the popular game show "Sale of the Century." He was born on May 27, 1940, in the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay, New South Wales.
Barber began his career in the entertainment industry in the 1960s as a disc jockey and radio presenter. He worked for several radio stations before transitioning to television in the early 1970s, where he began hosting game shows such as "The Great Temptation" and "Temptation."
Barber's big break came in 1980 when he was hired to host "Sale of the Century," a game show that had originally been created in the United States. The show was an instant hit in Australia, and Barber quickly became one of the country's most recognizable television personalities. He hosted the show for 11 years, until its cancellation in 1991.
In addition to his work on "Sale of the Century," Barber has also hosted other game shows, including "The Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune." He has also worked as a radio and television announcer and has made guest appearances on various Australian television shows.
Barber has won several awards throughout his career, including the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 1982. He is widely regarded as a pioneer of the game show genre in Australia and has had a significant impact on the entertainment industry in the country.
Today, Barber is retired from television and radio but remains an iconic figure in Australian popular culture. He is remembered fondly by fans for his wit, charm, and professionalism, and his legacy as one of the country's greatest game show hosts lives on.