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Bob Hope

Leslie Townes Hope

Actor, Comedian, Singer, Entertainer, Radio/TV Host

(1903 - 2003)

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Home or Tribute Pages:

 
bobhope.com
 

Biographies:

 
AllMusic.com
wikipedia.org
loc.gov
museum.tv
who2.com
npr.org
 

Articles:

 
Obit at bbc.co.uk
Obit at npr.org
Elegy at nationalreview.com
Airport at wikipedia.org
Golf tournament at bhcc.com
Theater at bobhopetheatre.com
TV show at tvparty.com
Knighthood at greenwichpast.com
Birthday tribute at usatoday.com
Radio Hall of Fame at radiohof.org
 

Other:

 
Filmography at imdb.com
Cartoon tributes at msnbc.com
 
Bob Hope was a giant in the world of entertainment. He was born in England and moved to Ohio with his family in 1907, becoming a citizen in 1908. He began in vaudeville and soon turned to stand-up comedy. He began his own radio show in 1938 which attracted only the most popular guest stars. He appeared in several Broadway musicals, including Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 where he introduced “I Can’t Get Started (with You),” written by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke. In the film, The Big Broadcast of 1938, he introduced the song that became his signature tune, “Thanks for the Memories.”

During WWII Hope tirelessly entertained troops, giving his first USO show in 1941 and continuing to bring entertainment to service men around the world for 50 years, through the Persian Gulf War. He made over 60 films, some of the most popular, the “Road” pictures, were with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. He made guest appearances on TV, hosted hundreds of television specials, and emceed the Academy Awards many times from the ‘50s to the ‘80s.

He has been honored with too many awards to list, but as an avid golfer he may have enjoyed best a tournament being named after him in 1965. At the time of his death, he and his wife Dolores had been married for 69 years.

- Sandra Burlingame


Thanks for the Memories

Bob Hope



Two of a Kind

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope



Universal Legends Collection (Remastered

Bob Hope



Complete Road To... Movie Songs

Bob Hope



Two of a Kind

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope



EMI Comedy: Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

Bing Crosby, Bob Hope



Best of Bob Hope

Bob Hope
Reading and Viewing

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Bob Hope

Have Tux, Will Travel : Bob Hope's Own Story

Simon & Schuster


Bob Hope, Linda Hope

Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

Hyperion


William Robert Faith

Bob Hope: A Life in Comedy

Da Capo Press


W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Lynne Overman

The Big Broadcast of 1938 / College Swing Double Feature

Universal Studios

DVD


Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett

On the Road With Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Collection (Road to Singapore/Road to Zanzibar/Road to Morocco/Road to Utopia)

Universal Studios

DVD


Bob Hope

The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection

DVD


Bob Hope, Lucille Ball

Fancy Pants

Paramount

DVD


Bob Hope, Jane Russell

The Paleface

Universal Studios

DVD


Bob Hope

Bob Hope - The Vietnam Years (1964-1972)

R2 Entertainment

DVD


Bob Hope

Bob Hope - Laughing With the Presidents

R2 Entertainment

DVD


Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

My Favorite Brunette

Alpha Video

DVD


Bob Hope's Comedy Collection 1966

DVD


Bob Hope

Biography - Bob Hope: America's Entertainer

A&E Home Video

DVD

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