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Bob Hope


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Birth name Leslie Townes Hope
Born May 29, 1903
Eltham, London, England
Died July 27, 2003 (aged 100)
Flag of United States Toluca Lake, California, USA
Show Bob Hope Show
Station(s) Blue Network, CBS, NBC
Style Comedian
Country United States

Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Eltham (pronounced el·təm) is a place in south-east London in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Toluca Lake is a small lake in the San Fernando Valley that crosses the boundary between the Toluca Lake community of Los Angeles, California and the city of Burbank. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ...

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British origins

Hope was born in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer but later had to find work as a cleaning woman. The family lived in Weston-super-Mare, then Whitehall and St. George in Bristol, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1908. The family came to America as passengers on board the SS Philadelphia. They were inspected at Ellis Island on 30 March 1908. Hope became a U.S. citizen in 1920 at the age of seventeen. Eltham is a place in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The art and craft of the stonemason has existed since the dawn of civilization - creating buildings, structures and sculpture using stone and other raw materials from the earth. ... Weston-super-Mare is an English seaside resort town in North Somerset, population 65,000 (1991 estimate). ... This article is about the country. ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Ellis Island,at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main immigration port for immigrants entering the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in a leap year). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Early career

From the age of 12, Bob Hope worked at a wide variety of odd jobs at a local board walk. When not doing this he would busk, doing dance and comedy patter to make extra money. He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests, and won prizes for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. He also boxed briefly and unsuccessfully under the name Packy East. Fallen silent film comedian Fatty Arbuckle saw one of his performances and in 1925 got him steady work with Hurley's Jolly Follies. A year later Hope had formed an act called the Dancemedians with George Burns (who would also live to see his own 100th birthday) and the Hilton Sisters, conjoined twins who had a tap dancing routine. After five years on the Vaudeville circuit, by his own account Hope was surprised and humbled when he and his partner Grace Louise Troxell failed a 1930 screen test for Pathé in Culver City, California. Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... “Charles Chaplin” redirects here. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series... Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film comedian. ... George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... The Hilton twins were a pair of conjoined twins who toured in the US sideshow and vaudeville circuit in the 1930s. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Culver City Seal Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Hope returned to New York City and subsequently appeared in several Broadway musicals including Roberta, Say When, the 1936 Ziegfeld Follies, and Red, Hot and Blue with Ethel Merman. His performances were generally well-received and critics noted his keen sense of comedic timing. He changed his name to "Bob", reportedly because people in the US were calling him "Hopelessly". His given name as stated above is Leslie, although in the 1920s he sometimes used the name "Lester Hope". Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Roberta was a 1933 Broadway musical, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Otto Harbach, which starred Tamara, Bob Hope, George Murphy, Lyda Roberti, Fred MacMurray, Fay Templeton, Raymond E. Middleton, and Sydney Greenstreet. ... The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. ... Red, Hot and Blue is a 1936 musical by Cole Porter originally starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope. ... Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a star of stage and film musicals, well known for her powerful voice and vocal range. ...


Films

Bob Hope receiving an (honorary) Oscar
Bob Hope receiving an (honorary) Oscar

Hope returned to Hollywood during the mid-1930s, but at first was relegated to indifferently produced B-pictures and several one-reel comedies for Warner Brothers. However, his movie career soon accelerated. In the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938, during a duet with Shirley Ross, Hope introduced the bittersweet song later to become his trademark, "Thanks for the Memory", which became a major hit and was praised by critics. The sentimental and fluid nature of the music allowed Hope's writers (whom he is said to have depended upon heavily throughout his career) to later invent endless variations of the song to fit specific circumstances, such as bidding farewell to troops while on tour. According to Hope, early during his film career a director advised him that movie acting was done mostly with the eyes, resulting in the exaggerated and rolling eye movements which characterized many of his onscreen performances. Hope's regular appearances in Hollywood films and radio made him one of the best known entertainers in North America, and at the height of his career he was also making a large income from live performances. For example, during an eight-week tour in 1940, he reportedly generated $100,000 in receipts, a record at the time. (This is the equivalent of $1.4 million dollars in 2006 money.) As a movie star he was best known for My Favorite Brunette and the highly profitable "Road to..." movies in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, (whom he had first seen performing as a nightclub singer in New York and subsequently invited to work with him on his USO tours). Lamour is said to have shown up for filming fully prepared with her lines, only to be baffled by completely new material which had been written by Hope's own staff of writers without the studio's permission. Hope and Lamour were lifelong friends, and she is the actress most associated with his film career along with others such as Paulette Goddard, Lucille Ball, Jane Russell, and Hedy Lamarr. He never won any Oscars for his performances, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored him with several special awards and he served as host of the Academy Awards ceremony many times beginning in the 1950s and through the 1980s. While hosting one of these presentations he famously quipped that Oscar season was, "as it's known at my house, Passover." Image File history File links BobHopegettingOscar. ... Image File history File links BobHopegettingOscar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... 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Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, died in Hollywood, California. ... The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations (USO) is a volunteer organization that provides morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. military worldwide. ... Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American actor, comedian and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame. ... Jane Russell in 1943. ... 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Broadcasting

Hope first appeared on television in 1932 during a test transmission from an experimental CBS studio in New York. His career in broadcasting spanned sixty-four years and included a long association with NBC. Hope made his network radio debut in 1937 on NBC. His first regular series for NBC Radio was the Woodbury Soap Hour. A year later The Pepsodent Radio Show Starring Bob Hope began, and would run through 1953. Hope did many specials for the NBC television network in the following decades. These were often sponsored by Chrysler and Hope served as a spokesman for the firm for many years. Hope's Christmas specials were popular favorites and often featured a performance of "Silver Bells" (from his 1951 film The Lemon Drop Kid) done as a duet with an often much younger female guest star (such as Olivia Newton-John or Brooke Shields). His final television special was in 1996 with Tony Danza helping Hope present a retrospective about presidents of the United States. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Note: broadcasting is also a term for hand sowing. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Pepsodent is a brand of toothpaste formerly owned by Unilever. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For other uses, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. ... The 2 words combined together Silver Bells refers to: A song by V6, see Silver Bells (J-Pop Song) OR A Christmas Carol, see Silver Bells (Christmas song) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story by writer Damon Runyon. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer and actress. ... Brooke Christa Camille Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Tony Danza In the 1980s. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...


He also made a guest appearance on the NBC show The Golden Girls in the late 1980s. The Golden Girls was an American sitcom that originally aired Saturday nights on NBC from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992. ...


Theater

Bob Hope appeared as Huck Haines in the musical "Roberta" in 1958 at The Muny Theater in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. The Muny is the largest and oldest outdoor theatre in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


USO

Bob Hope and golf club, Lackland Air Force Base, 1990
Bob Hope and golf club, Lackland Air Force Base, 1990

Hope performed his first United Service Organizations (USO) show on May 6, 1941, at March Field, California. He continued to travel and entertain troops for the rest of World War II and later during the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. When overseas he almost always performed in Army fatigues as a show of support for his audience. Hope's USO career lasted half a century, during which he headlined approximately sixty tours. For his service to his country through the USO, Hope was awarded the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award by the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1968. Bob Hope, Lackland Air Force Base 1990 from original at http://www. ... Bob Hope, Lackland Air Force Base 1990 from original at http://www. ... The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations (USO) is a volunteer organization that provides morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. military worldwide. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea  Australia  Belgium  Luxembourg  Canada  Colombia  Ethiopia  France  Greece  Luxembourg  Netherlands  New Zealand  Philippines  South Africa  Thailand  Turkey  United Kingdom  United States Medical staff:  Denmark  Australia  Italy  Norway  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  Peoples Republic of China  Soviet Union Commanders... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This page describes uniform in the sense of clothing. ... The Sylvanus Thayer Award is a military award that is given each year by the United States Military Academy at West Point. ... USMA is an acronym for the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. ...


A 1997 act of Congress signed by President Clinton named Hope an "Honorary Veteran". He remarked, "I've been given many awards in my lifetime — but to be numbered among the men and women I admire most — is the greatest honor I have ever received." Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


However, there were also critical voices relating to the entertainer's patriotic activities. In his biography, Bob Hope: The Road Well-Traveled (1999), Lawrence J. Quirk writes that Hope was making sacrifices to entertain U.S. servicemen, whom he called "my boys". But according to the author, the government always paid for Hope's trips, and by Vietnam, his routines had grown thin.[citation needed] Lawrence J. Quirk is an American writer and a longtime Hollywood reporter and film historian. ...


Interest in sports

Hope had a widely reported passion for sports. He boxed professionally during his youth, was a pool hustler, enjoyed watching football and was at times a part owner of the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Rams. Hope, who was good friends with San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos attended numerous Charger games and was even honored by the team during a halftime of a home game at Qualcomm Stadium. Hope was also famous for his interest in golf. He played in a few PGA tour events and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is named for him. Hope played golf with nearly every President of the United States from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush and, as seen in the accompanying photo, often used a golf club as an on-stage prop. He appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, "Lisa The Beauty Queen" as himself, on stage at Fort Springfield. His opening lines were "You know, that Mayor Quimby is some golfer. His golf balls spend more time underwater than Greg Louganis." This article is about the various cue sports. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The St. ... Alexander Gus Spanos (born September 28, 1923 in Stockton, California) is an American real estate developer and self-made billionaire who owns the San Diego Chargers. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... D. D. Eisenhower during WWII Dwight David Eisenhower (born David Dwight Eisenhower, October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was an American soldier and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953-1961). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... It has been suggested that Clone golf club be merged into this article or section. ... Theatrical properties, or props, are items used in stage plays and similar entertainments to further the action. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Lisa the Beauty Queen is the 4th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Joseph Joe Quimby, Jr. ... Gregory Efthimios Louganis (born November 29, 1960 in El Cajon, California) is a gay American diver. ...


Hope got hooked on golf in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He played his first game at a local course (thought to be Kildonan Golf Course) in 1930 while performing with the Vaudeville circuit at the Orpheum Theatre. The jugglers in the act would kill time between shows by playing golf and they invited him to join them according to Hope on an appearance on the Johny Carson Show.


In 1978, he and Bing Crosby were voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Both men are also members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...


Marriages and personal life

According to biographer Arthur Marx, son of Hope's long-time professional rival Groucho Marx, Hope's first wife was his vaudeville partner Grace Louise Troxell, whom he married on January 25, 1933. When the marriage record was unearthed some years later, Hope denied that the marriage had any substance and said they had quickly divorced. There were rumours that he fathered a daughter with Troxell and that he continued to send generous checks to her despite a widely documented reputation for frugality.[1][2][3][4][5] According to his CNN obituary, Hope donated about one billion dollars to various causes. Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ... Frugality (also known as thrift or thriftiness), often confused with cheapness or miserliness, is a traditional value, life style, or belief system, in which individuals practice both restraint in the acquiring of and resourceful use of economic goods and services in order to achieve lasting and more fulfilling goals. ...


Hope married his second wife, Dolores DeFina, on or about February 19, 1934 (no record of the marriage is known to exist). A devout Roman Catholic, the Bronx-born nightclub singer of Irish and Italian ancestry was known professionally as Dolores Reade and had met Hope two months earlier at The Vogue, a Manhattan nightclub where she was performing. DeFina and Hope remained together until Hope's death sixty-nine years later, one of the longest-lasting high profile marriages in Hollywood history. They adopted four children (Eleanora Avis, Anthony (father of actress Leslie Hope, accordingly to Bob Hope's biography on imdb), Linda Hope, and Kelly Hope), all from the same orphanage in Evanston, Illinois. All four children had successful careers in and out of the entertainment industry, including Linda Hope who married filmmaker and author Nathaniel Lande.[citation needed] Dolores Hope was a singer, who is best known as a philanthropist and the widow of the legendary Bob Hope. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent (or parents) other than the birth parents. ... Leslie Hope (born May 6, 1965) is a Canadian actress born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... An orphanage (historically an orphans asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Later years and death

Bob Hope remained vibrant as an entertainer through his television specials during the 1980s, hardly losing a step despite his advancing age. However, as the decade ended, with Hope nearing his 90s, his trademark and seemingly invincible sharp delivery had finally begun to noticeably decline. Although still witty and true to his style, his appearances grew less frequent and dramatically less Hope-centric through final decade of the century.


In 1988, Bob Hope filmed a PSA for GLAAD (http://www.glaad.org/publications/media_library/glaad_psas.php#) in response to an anti-gay remark he had made on "The Tonight Show".[6] 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PSA is a three letter acronym which may stand for: Pacific Sociological Association Pacific Southwest Airlines, a former U.S. airline that used to fly passenger services inside California and to other nearby Western areas during the 1970s and early 1980s; its trademark was a smile drawn under their planes... Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD is an organization intended to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1997, Hope was awarded the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award by Nancy Reagan at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. The award is given to "those who have made monumental and lasting contributions to the cause of freedom worldwide," and who "embody President Reagan's lifelong belief that one man or woman truly can make a difference." Dolores Hope also attended the ceremony.[7] 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nancy Reagan presented the 2007 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to Fmr. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins July 6, 1921) was the First Lady of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... Dolores Hope was a singer, who is best known as a philanthropist and the widow of the legendary Bob Hope. ...


Hope lived so long that he suffered premature obituaries on two separate occasions. In 1998 a prepared obituary by The Associated Press was inadvertently released on the Internet, prompting Hope's death to be announced in the US House of Representatives. In 2003 he was among several famous figures whose pre-written obituaries were published on CNN's web site due to a lapse in password protection. Various notable people have had their death announced in error. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Hope celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003, joining a small group of notable centenarians in the field of entertainment (including Irving Berlin, Hal Roach, Senor Wences, and George Burns.) To mark this event, the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, California was named Bob Hope Square and his centennial was declared Bob Hope Day in 35 US states. Hope spent the day privately in his Toluca Lake home where he had lived since 1937. Even at 100 years of age and with failing health, Hope is said to have maintained his self-deprecating sense of humor, quipping "I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type." He was reported to be worth in excess of one billion dollars, much of which had been made through timely investments in Southern California real estate. According to one of Hope's daughters, when asked on his deathbed where he wanted to be buried, he told his wife, "Surprise me." He died two months later at 9:28 p.m. July 27, 2003 at his home in Toluca Lake, north of Hollywood. Over the course of his life, Hope had entertained 11 U.S. presidents. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Harold Eugene Roach, Sr. ... Señor Wences (b. ... George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... Picture of Hollywood and Vine Sign Hollywood and Vine, the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie related businesses. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Toluca Lake is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Blood type (or blood group) is determined, in part, by the ABO blood group antigens present on red blood cells. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a final obituary-related twist, Hope's pre-written obituary in The New York Times was under the byline of arts critic Vincent Canby. Canby had himself died several years earlier. The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924 – September 15, 2000) was an American film critic. ...


After the comedian's death, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, confirmed that Hope had converted to Roman Catholicism some years before he died and added that he had died a Catholic in good standing. Observers have remarked that it is "certain" his devoutly Catholic wife Dolores influenced him.[citation needed] Roger Michael Cardinal Mahony His Eminence Roger Michael Cardinal Mahony (b. ... The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the motherchurch of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. ...


The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has a wing dedicated to a miracle in Pontmain, France which was funded by Dolores and Bob Hope in memory of his mother.[8]


Bob Hope is interred in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles. The San Fernando Mission Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Los Angeles Archdiocese since 1800, and is located at 11160 Stranwood Avenue in the Mission Hills community of northern Los Angeles, California, near the Mission San Fernando Rey de España. ...


Professional awards

Bob Hope's Star for Television on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Bob Hope's Star for Television on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.

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Academy Awards

  • 2 Honorary Oscars
  • 2 Special Awards

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Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Motion picture star at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Radio star at 6141 Hollywood Blvd.
  • TV star at 6758 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Live theatre special plaque at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Honors

Medals

Bob Hope's Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bob Hope's Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Titles and designations

  • Honorary Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, a tribute from the United States Congress given in recognition of the entertainment he provided US troops during war and peacekeeping missions (October 29, 1997)
  • Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) In recognition of his contributions to film, to song, and to the entertainment of troops in the past. (1998). He had previously been made an Honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1976.

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Memorials and commemorations

The Spirit of Bob Hope is a USAF C-17 Globemaster III that was named after the performer.
The Spirit of Bob Hope is a USAF C-17 Globemaster III that was named after the performer.
  • The PGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which was an existing tournament (The Desert Classic) renamed in recognition of the comedian's lifelong passion for the game, 1966
  • Bob Hope Square (naming of the intesection at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles to commemorate Hope's 100th birthday, May 29, 2003)
  • Bob Hope Airport: Hope had joked with his family that he wanted an airport named for him after hearing in 1979 that Orange County officials had renamed their airport after John Wayne. On November 3, 2003 the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously to rename the facility and on November 18, 2003 the Glendale, and Burbank city councils voted unanimously to approve it. Pasadena followed on December 10. The FAA three-letter designation BUR did not change. A rededication ceremony took place on December 17, the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight.
  • The Bob Hope Theatre, an amateur theatre (although professional musicians receive payment) in Eltham, London where he was born.
  • "The Bob Hope Theatre", a 392-seat facility at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. It has a proscenium stage, continental seating and a hydraulic orchestra pit.[10]
Preceded by
Bob Burns
10th Academy Awards
Oscars host
12th Academy Awards
Succeeded by
Walter Wanger
13th Academy Awards
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Walter Wanger
13th Academy Awards
Oscars host
14th and 15th Academy Awards
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Jack Benny
16th Academy Awards
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Jack Benny
16th Academy Awards
Oscars host
17th (with John Cromwell) and 18th Academy Awards (with James Stewart)
Succeeded by
Jack Benny
19th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Danny Kaye
24th Academy Awards
Oscars host
25th Academy Awards (with Conrad Nagel)
Succeeded by
Fredric March and Donald O'Connor
26th Academy Awards
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Fredric March and Donald O'Connor
26th Academy Awards
Oscars host
27th Academy Awards (with Thelma Ritter)
Succeeded by
Claudette Colbert, Jerry Lewis, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz
28th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Jerry Lewis
29th Academy Awards
Oscars host
30th (with Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Rosalind Russell, and James Stewart), 31st (with Jerry Lewis, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Tony Randall, and Mort Sahl), 32nd, 33rd, and 34th Academy Awards
Succeeded by
Frank Sinatra
35th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Jack Lemmon
36th Academy Awards
Oscars host
37th, 38th, 39th, and 40th Academy Awards
Succeeded by
Sammy Davis, Jr., Helen Hayes, Alan King, and Jack Lemmon
44th Academy Awards
Preceded by
John Huston, David Niven, Burt Reynolds, and Diana Ross
46th Academy Awards
Oscars host
47th Academy Awards (with Sammy Davis, Jr., Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra)
Succeeded by
Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal, and Robert Shaw
48th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, and Richard Pryor
49th Academy Awards
Oscars host
50th Academy Awards
Succeeded by
Johnny Carson
51st Academy Awards
Preceded by
Francis Cardinal Spellman
Sylvanus Thayer Award recipient
1968
Succeeded by
Dean Rusk
Preceded by
Samuel Goldwyn
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1959
Succeeded by
Sol Lesser
Preceded by
King Hussein I
Recipient of The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award
1997
Succeeded by
Margaret Thatcher

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Robert Shaw as Quint in Jaws. ... The 48th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Henry Warren Beaty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was a legendary American comedian, actor, and writer. ... The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The 50th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. ... For other people named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... The 51st Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman, (4 May 1889–2 December 1967) was an American prelate, the ninth bishop and sixth archbishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. ... The Sylvanus Thayer Award is a military award that is given each year by the United States Military Academy at West Point. ... David Dean Rusk (February 9, 1909 – December 20, 1994) was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hussein I bin Talal, King of Jordan (Arabic: ‎ ; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999). ... Nancy Reagan presented the 2007 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to Fmr. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office from 1979 to 1990. ...

Filmography

Features

The Big Broadcast of 1938 was the last in a series of movies that were variety anthologies--vaudeville on film, in a sense. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... The Cat and the Canary is a 1939 comedy horror film remake of the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary, which was based on the 1922 play by John Willard. ... orchard road This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The Ghost Breakers is a 1940 comedy film directed by George Marshall, and starring Bob Hope. ... Road to Zanzibar is a 1941 Paramount Pictures comedy film starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour and marked the second picture in the popular Road to. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Caught in the Draft is a 1941 comedy/war film, directed by David Butler. ... Louisiana Purchase is a musical theater production from 1940. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Road to Morocco is a 1942 comedy film which tells the story of two fast-talking guys who find themselves tossed up on a desert shore and sold into slavery to a beautiful princess. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Story of G.I. Joe is a war film released in 1945. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Road to Utopia]] is the only Road to. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Monsieur Beaucaire is a 1924 silent film drama based on the Booth Tarkington novel. ... My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Variety Girl is a movie musical, produced by Paramount. ... Road to Rio is a 1948 comedy film, directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. ... The Paleface is a 1948 film. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Fancy Pants is a 1950 American comedy movie, directed by George Marshall staring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story by writer Damon Runyon. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Greatest Show on Earth is the slogan for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Son of Paleface is a 1952 film. ... Road to Bali is a 1952 comedy film. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Scared Stiff is a 1953 comedy/musical horror movie directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. ... Casanovas Big Night is a comedy film starring Bob Hope, which is a spoof of swashbuckling historical adventure films. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Seven Little Foys is a 1955 film. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Iron Petticoat is a 1956 motion picture directed by Ralph Thomas, starring Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn. ... Beau James is a 1957 film. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alias Jesse James (1959) was a Bob Hope western comedy movie that featured a number of screen cowboys (Roy Rogers, Gary Cooper, Hugh OBrien, Fess Parker, James Garner, etc. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Five Pennies was a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as cornet player and bandleader Red Nichols. ... The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as middle-aged people who have an affair despite being married to other people. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Road to Hong Kong, released in 1962 was the final entry in the long running Road series starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and the only one of the series not produced by Paramount Pictures. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Critics Choice is a 1963 film directed by Don Weis. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Promotional movie poster for the film Call Me Bwana is a 1963 farce film starring Bob Hope. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number!, a 1966 movie comedy, features a gorgeous actress named Didi (Elke Sommer) whos become more famous for commercials involving bubble baths than for acting. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Private Navy of Sgt. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... How to Commit Marriage is a 1969 comedy featuring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason in their only movie together. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Spies Like Us is the name of a 1985 comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and Donna Dixon. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Century of Cinema is a 1994 documentary directed by Caroline Thomas about the art of filmmaking (coinciding with cinemas 100th anniversary), containing numerous interviews with some of the most influential characters of the twentieth century. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short subjects

  • Going Spanish (1934)
  • Paree, Paree (1934)
  • The Old Grey Mayor (1935)
  • Double Exposure (1935)
  • Calling All Tars (1935)
  • Soup for Nuts (1935)
  • Watch the Birdie (1935)
  • Shop Talk (1936)
  • Don't Hook Now (1938)
  • Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 6 (1940)
  • Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4 (1942)
  • Strictly G.I. (1943)
  • Show Business at War (1943)
  • The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)
  • Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
  • Weekend in Hollywood (1947)
  • March of Time Volume 14, No. 1: Is Everybody Listening? (1947)
  • Screen Actors (1950)
  • You Can Change the World (1951)
  • Screen Snapshots: Memorial to Al Jolson (1952)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man (1954)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Beauty (1955)
  • Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (1956)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Star Night (1957)
  • The Heart of Show Business (1957)
  • Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968)

Show Business at War was a 1943 short (17 minutes) film touting the film industrys contribution to the war effort. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...

Notes

  1. ^ "100 years of Hope" by Albert Morris
  2. ^ BOB HOPE 1903-2003 by Mark Steyn
  3. ^ He Springs Eternal - Bob Hope
  4. ^ Remembering Reagan
  5. ^ Bob Hope, womanizer
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.reaganfoundation.org/programs/cpa/awards.asp
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ PQArchiver.com
  10. ^ [3]

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