Also known as Reverend Bobs Watson. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997.
Nicknamed the Cry Baby of Hollywood, as he could cry on cue.
Was one of Spencer Tracy's last visitors before his death. Watson and "Uncle Spence" had become friends while filming Boys Town (1938) together.
Inspired to become a Methodist minister in later years by Spencer Tracy's Father Flanagan performance and Tracy's warm treatment of the boys on the set of Boys Town (1938), of which Bobs was one.
He and his older brother Coy Watson were both born on the same day (November 16) eighteen years apart.