Bob Hope was an actor and comedian. Born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, London, England. He emigrated with his parents to the USA in 1907. After years in vaudeville and on the stage as a dancer and comedian, he made his first film appearance in "The Big Broadcast" of 1938 singing "Thanks for the Memory," which became his signature tune. He is perhaps best known for his series of "Road to..." movies which co-starred Bing Crosby and Dorthy Lamour. He was also accomplished in radio, an avid golfer, and was named comedian of the century. Bob Hope traveled extensively for the USO and every Christmas season entertained US military troops around the world, beginning in the 1940s; from World War II until the Gulf War. Married to Dolores Reade-Hope for 69 years, and recipient of multiple awards and honors bestowed on him for his work in entertainment and humanitarian issues. One of the most popular entertainers in the history of Western civilization, he died July 27, 2003, at his home in California, nearly 8 weeks after he celebrated his 100th birthday.
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Official site includes news, pictures, jokes, sound files, biography, message boards, and online shopping.
Bob Hope and American Variety
Online exhibition from the Library of Congress covering the performer's career from Vaudeville to USO shows.
Bob Hope 100 Years of Memories
On Bob Hope's 100th birthday, NPR's Susan Stamberg looks back at the man who entertained audiences for nearly every decade of the 20th century in a career spanning stage, radio, movies and television. See historic photos of Hope and hear samples of his comedy and music.
Bob Hope News: Topix
News about Bob Hope continually updated from around the net.
Bob Hope Theatre
Named after comedian, Bob Hope. Located in Wythfield Road, Eltham, London.
IMDb: Bob Hope
Complete filmography, television appearances, biography, photographs, and a message board.
Seeing Stars: Bob Hope's Hollywood
List of Los Angeles, California locations related to his life and career. Also includes pictures and information.
TVGuide.com: Bob Hope
Biography, latest news, videos and TV schedule.
TVparty.com: Bob Hope on TV
Includes information on Bob Hope's television appearances and his show, "The Bob Hope Special."
Who 2: Bob Hope
Includes vital statistics, a short profile, and links.
BBC NEWS: Entertainment: Comedian Bob Hope Dies
A look back at the legendary entertainer, Bob Hope, with comments from friends and peers. Related links. (July 28, 2003)
Bob Hope 1903-2003
CNN special obituary with filmography, media gallery, and life story. (July 28, 2003)
USAToday.com: 100 Reasons to Toast Bob Hope
On his 100th birthday, the best of his long life and career are featured though quotes, quips, and commentary. Photograph gallery, video clips, and links to related stories. (May 29, 2003)
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