|Real Name:||Bob Flick|
|Birthday:||October 27, 1944|
|Occupation:||American Folk Singer, husband of Loni Anderson|
Bob Flick is a unique case of a celebrity husband in Hollywood. Unlike most celebrity spouses, male or female, he is a small celebrity in his own right. Bob Flick is an American folk singer and one of the founding members of the folk singing group The Brothers Four.
He and three of his university friends, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley, founded the folk band in 1957.
Over the years, the lineup of the band has changed. Some of the members that have gone in and out are Mark Pearson, Karl Olsen, and Mike McCoy. But Flick has remained a rather stable member and was part of the band when they released their most popular track, Greenfields in 1960. Some of their other hit singles include Frogg, I’ll be Home for Christmas, and Blue Water Line.
Yet, despite his success in the folk music world, most people recognize him as the husband of American actress Loni Anderson.
Who Is His Wife?
Born Loni Kaye Anderson in August 1945, she is an American actress who got famous for playing receptionist Jennifer Marlowe in the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. That role earned her three Golden Globe Award wins and two Emmy Award nominations.
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Maxine Hazel, a former model. Loni grew up in suburban Roseville, Minnesota, and got her education at Alexander Ramsey Senior High School. Fun fact: she was voted Valentine Queen of the Valentine’s Day Winter Formal in 1963.
Loni got her acting debut in the movie Nevada Smith, starring Steve McQueen. It was unusual for a young actress to get her acting debut with a big part, but Loni had luck. Yet, after that, she was virtually unemployed as an actress for nearly a decade.
In the mid-1970s, American actress Loni Anderson got guest roles in television series like Phyllis, Harry O, Police Woman, and S.W.A.T. She also auditioned for the role of Chrissy in the popular sitcom Three’s Company but didn’t get it.
Her big break came when she portrayed sultry receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978 to 1982. Fun fact: the producer saw a poster of her in a red swimsuit, a pose similar to the famous 1976 poster of Farrah Fawcett.
Hugh Wilson, the creator of the sitcom, said Loni got the role because she had a body like Jayne Mansfield and the innocent sexuality of Marilyn Monroe.
In later years, Anderson became known for her personal life, namely her relationship and marriage to actor Burt Reynolds. The two starred in the comedy film Stroker Ace.
Her acting career gradually declined in the late 1980s, appearing alongside Lynda Carter in Partners in Crime in 1984.
She then appeared in movies like A Letter to Three Wives, Sorry, Wrong Number, Coins in the Fountain, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, and sitcom Evening Shade, and more.
Now let’s get back to Bob, the American folk singer who is the last husband of Loni. He is a native of Seattle and attended the University of Washington.
There, he became an original founding member of The Brothers Four. At the university, Bob met John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley. The four friends were all interested in folk music and decided to form the folk singing group The Brothers Four.
Over the years, the lineup of that band changed, with members like Mark Pearson, Mike McCoy, and Karl Olsen getting in and out.
Little is known about his childhood and early life. Nowadays, he remains a leader, composer, and bass player for the group. He is also active as a touring performer and producer/arranger.
The Brothers Four have had some successful hit singles over the years. For example, Greenfields, a track released in 1960, topped the music chart in Norway and rose up to Number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The group also released singles like Frogg, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and Blue Water Line. They remain one of the most enduring musical groups in history. Six decades after its formation in 1957, the band remains active today.
Bob, however, received more recognition after his marriage to actress Loni Anderson. Yet, folk music continues to be his first love. He says, “Our music is called American now. Far from being a lost art, it’s storytelling music, from serious subjects to lots of joyful tunes, from love songs to lullabies, it is truly the Great American Folk Song book”.
Bob also says, “People all over the world are always connecting to this music, these wonderful memories. And to be able to bring our songs and stories, live to the people everywhere, it is the greatest job in the world”.
Fun fact: in 1962, the group recorded the title song for the Hollywood film, Five Weeks in a Balloon. They then started a radio station in Seattle, Oregon, called KSWB in 1968. In 1972, they sold the station to another group.
Over the years, Bob Flick has maintained a private life. It is only in the last decade that his personal life came to the limelight. And that was all after he married the beautiful actress Loni in 2008. He is her fourth husband.
While the two met in 1963 at a movie premiere in Minneapolis, they lost touch over the years.
Marriage To Loni Anderson
Let’s talk about how Bob and Loni met and fell in love. As we said before, he is her fourth and last husband.
Before she got married to Bob, Loni was married to Bruce Hasselberg from 1964 to 1966, Ross Bickell from 1973 to 1981, and American actor Burt Reynolds from 1988 to 1994. Her marriage to Burt was quite colorful and popular. The two were among the most popular celebrity couples in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Loni and Bob actually met before she was even married to her first husband, in 1963. They met at a movie premiere in Minneapolis but lost touch over the years. Thankfully, an organization brought them back together.
Loni grew up with parents who both smoked, and she witnessed the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease firsthand. Lung disease (COPD) is often caused by smoking, and in 1999, she became a spokesperson for a COPD support organization named COPD Together.
When she appeared as a spokesperson at an event and education campaign in Seattle, she and Bob met again. And from there, they continued their love story.
The two love birds got married in May 2008, with friends and family attending the ceremony. Her son Quinton Reynolds, from her marriage with Burt, also attended the ceremony.
After the ceremony, Anderson said she plans to keep her maiden name.
Is He On Social Media?
Neither Bob nor his wife Loni are on social media. Let’s be honest, they are both in their 70s and grew up in an era when the Internet was not a thing. Social media is not something that they want. You might find a fan profile on Instagram, but nothing real.
Bob has earned a considerable amount of money through his singing career. But he is yet to disclose his exact net worth. On the other hand, we know the net worth of his wife Loni. As of February 2023, Loni Anderson has a net worth of $12 million. She has been performing as an actress in the film industry for decades and had decent popularity.