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  • BIRTH 29/05/1903
  • DEATH 27/07/2003
  • Country United Kingdom
  • SHOWS 10
  • MOVIES 33
  • PRODUCTION 1

Bob Hope

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, actor, and entertainer. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films—54 in which he starred. These included a series of seven Road to... musical comedy films with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than any other host, Hope appeared in many stage productions and television roles and wrote 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" was his signature tune.

Hope was born in the Eltham district of southeast London. He arrived in the United States with his family at the age of four, and grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. After a brief stint in the late 1910s as a boxer, Hope began his career in show business in the early 1920s, initially as a comedian and dancer on the vaudeville circuit, before acting on Broadway. Hope began appearing on radio and in films starting in 1934. He was praised for his comedic timing, specializing in one-liners and rapid-fire delivery of jokes that were often self-deprecating. He helped establish modern American stand-up comedy.

Between 1941 and 1991, Hope made 57 tours for the United Service Organizations (USO), entertaining active duty U.S. military personnel around the world. In 1997, the United States Congress passed a bill that made Hope an honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Hope appeared in numerous television specials for NBC during his career and was one of the first users of cue cards.

Hope retired from public life in 1998 and died on July 27, 2003, at the age of 100.

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Bob Hope

Shows (10)

The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Bob Hope (voice) / himself (voice)
O.J.: Made in America
O.J.: Made in America
Self (archive footage)
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Bob Hope
Highway to Heaven
Highway to Heaven
Sycopomp
Get Smart
Get Smart
Room Service Attendant (uncredited)
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Self - Special Guest Star
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Bob Hope
The Lucy Show
The Lucy Show
Plumber's Assistant
Tony Awards
Tony Awards
Self
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Self - Host

Movies (33)

The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie
Ice Cream Vendor
Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
Self
Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff
Skeleton (uncredited)
Sorrowful Jones
Sorrowful Jones
Humphrey "Sorrowful" Jones
The Ghost Breakers
The Ghost Breakers
Larry Lawrence
The Oscar
The Oscar
Bob Hope
A Century of Cinema
A Century of Cinema
Self
Lucy Moves to NBC
Lucy Moves to NBC
Self
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell
The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938
Buzz Fielding
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years
Self
The Iron Petticoat
The Iron Petticoat
Captain Chuck Lockwood
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot
Nicky Nelson
The Princess and the Pirate
The Princess and the Pirate
Sylvester the Great
A Global Affair
A Global Affair
Frank Larrimore
The Ghost Breakers
The Ghost Breakers
Lawrence Lawrence
Call Me Bwana
Call Me Bwana
Matt
That Certain Feeling
That Certain Feeling
Francis X. Dignan
Alias Jesse James
Alias Jesse James
Milford Farnsworth
Lucy's Really Lost Moments
Lucy's Really Lost Moments
Self
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special
Self
Strictly G.I.
Strictly G.I.
Self - Master of Ceremonies
Off Limits
Off Limits
Wally Hogan
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
Self
The Cat and the Canary
The Cat and the Canary
Wally Campbell
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Larry Gilbert
Pat Boone and Family: A Thanksgiving Special
Pat Boone and Family: A Thanksgiving Special
Self
Casanova's Big Night
Casanova's Big Night
Pippo Popolino
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic
Self (archive footage)
The Lemon Drop Kid
The Lemon Drop Kid
Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid)
Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco
Orville Jackson
Story of G.I. Joe
Story of G.I. Joe
Bob Hope (Voice on Radio Program) (voice) (uncredited)
Bob Hope: Laughing With the Presidents
Bob Hope: Laughing With the Presidents
Self - Co-Host

Production

Alias Jesse James
Alias Jesse James