If Bob Ross were still alive, he'd be perhaps bemused by all the renewed attention he's receiving. Best known for his Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) TV show "The Joy of Painting," where he liked to paint landscapes with what he called "happy, little trees," Ross left behind an empire of branded painting supplies, DVDs, books and Certified Ross Instructor courses that still thrives today.
Viewers tuned in less to learn brushstrokes and more to hear his soothing voice deliver aphorisms like, "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents." So, what might you not know about Bob Ross? Here are five fun facts: