Bob Hope

Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. Hope was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining American military personnel, making 57 tours for the USO between 1942 and 1988. Over a career spanning 60 years (1934 to 1994), Bob Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of “Road” movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times, Hope appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of fourteen books. He participated in the sports of golf and boxing, and owned a small stake in his hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. Bob Hope was married to his wife, fellow performer Dolores Hope for 69 years.

Bob Hope 1943 portrait

Bob Hope 1943 portrait

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Bob Hope and his wife Dolores attend the premiere of Hope’s movie “The Seven Little Foys" in Los Angeles - 1955

Bob Hope and his wife Dolores attend the premiere of Hope’s movie “The Seven Little Foys” in Los Angeles – 1955

Bob Hope doing a USO Show in Vietnam 1968

Bob Hope doing a USO Show in Vietnam 1968

Bob Hope with Dorothy Lamour in "Road to Morocco" (1942)

Bob Hope with Dorothy Lamour in “Road to Morocco” (1942)

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