Google Logo Honors 70th Birthday Of “The Joy Of Painting” Host Bob Ross

Google is running a special logo today to honor Bob Ross, painter, art instructor and host of “The Joy Of Painting,” which aired for over a decade in the US and Canada.

Ross’s show ran from 1983 through 1994, when he stopped to fight lymphoma, which he later died from in 1995, at age 52. He was born on October 29, 1942. Today’s “Google Doodle” logo honors what would have been his 70th birthday.

You can read more about Ross’s life in his Wikipedia entry here. PBS also recently released a “Happy Little Clouds” remix of Ross using video from some of his shows. It’s sweet. You can watch it below:

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  • Siv Vaidhyanathan

    Bob Ross still lives among us through Google, a tribute to this great painter.

  • Greekgeek

    Good idea for a Doodle, but instead of a big bold g, it should’ve been something to do with “happy trees.” That show was a hoot.

  • disqus_EHM9ggk3De

    I’m seeing happy little clouds around bob’s head right now.

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