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Bob Hope

Bob Hope's biography

Leslie Townes Hope is 100 years old comedian born at Eltham. He was born on Friday 29th of May 1903. Bob is often nicknamed as Old Ski Nose, Leslie Townes Hope, Bob Hope. According to year of birth 1903 Bob belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 29th of May means he is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

Bob is native english speaker. Bob is white british. He is citizen of United States of America. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be comedian. You can know him also as singer, writer, screenwriter, television actor, boxer, radio personality, film actor, television presenter, stage actor, voice actor, dancer. He is recently known as actor.

Bob Hope's family

Bob Hope's ex wife

Dolores Hope

Bob Hope and Dolores Hope have been together since 1934 for 69 years. She is known as singer. His ex wife was born on Thursday 27th of May 1909 in New York City. His ex wife died on Monday 19th of September 2011 in Toluca Lake. Dolores Hope was 108 years old, when this happened.

Bob Hope's schools

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Graduated from Fairmount High School in Cleveland, OH.

Bob Hope's career

His main focus is to be comedian. Bob is famous thanks to 57 Tours For The USO Between 1941 And 1991 USO Tours, Centenarian Comic..

Is Bob Hope gay ?

Bob is known to be straight.

How did Bob Hope die

Bob died on on Sunday 27th of July 2003 when he was 100 years old at Toluca Lake. Bob Hopes death was caused by pneumonia. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Bob Hope's Awards

  • In 1998 he was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Was a supporter of Valley Forge Military Academy & Junior College in Wayne, PA. He has the "Bob Hope Five-Star Award for Distinguished Service to the United States of America" named in his honor.
  • Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by President John F. Kennedy at the White House on September 11, 1963. Only two other entertainers--George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin--were similarly honored.
  • Awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson on his last day in office, January 20, 1969.

What Bob Hope has done for a first time

  • Entertained U.S. troops starting 6th May 1941, and became the first to be named an "honorary veteran" by Congress.
  • In 1999 he became the first to start the tradition of the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in Disneyland. Afterwards, he and wife Dolores Hope drove their own golf cart down Main Street, through Frontier Land to Club 33 for dinner.
  • Pictured on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp issued 29 May 2009, Hope's 106th birthday. The two official first-day-of-issue postmarks for the stamp feature caricatures by cartoonist Al Hirschfeld.
  • Hope first met Bing Crosby when they were both playing New York's Capitol Theater in 1932. He first met Dorothy Lamour when she was a cocktail singer at New York's Hotel One Fifth Avenue in the same year.
  • Bob and Bing Crosby appeared on stage together for the first time in December 1932.
  • He and Bing Crosby made the first 3 of there Road films during the war years.

Bob Hope's Donations

  • Despite a well documented reputation for frugality, Hope is believed to have donated an estimated $1 billion to charity.

Bob Hope's quotes

  • [on being told he was being awarded an honorary knighthood] What an honor and what a surprise for a boy born in England, raised in Cleveland and schooled in vaudeville.
  • Golf is my real profession--show business pays my greens fees.
  • You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
  • [on his 100th birthday] I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type.
  • [at the height of the Cold War] We had a very successful trip to Russia. We made it back.
  • [When asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried] Surprise me.
  • I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
  • Welcome to the Academy Awards--or as it's known at my house, Passover.
  • [referring to the Academy Awards ceremonies] Tonight we set aside petty differences, forget old feuds and start new ones.
  • I've never wanted an Oscar, although they are reassuring to an actor who doesn't know how really great he is.
  • [At the Academy Awards] We're all here to celebrate Oscar--or as he's known at my house, The Fugitive!
  • [referring to the Academy Awards ceremonies] Welcome to "You Bet Your Career."
  • [at the 50th Anniversary Academy Awards, referring to Oscar Winners Tribute Sequence] They've all got their Oscars. But are they happy?
  • [1991] Remember me? The Macaulay Culkin of 1927.
  • [At the Academy Awards] To all you losers, remember there's a bright side to all of this: you can still run for Governor.
  • [In reference to Macaulay Culkin] I remember when they handed out the Oscars in 1927; I was Home Alone, too!
  • Personally, I never drink on Oscar nights, as it interferes with my suffering.
  • I love Oscar, that little bald head. I didn't know Sinéad O'Connor had children!
  • [In reference to the Academy Awards] It's wonderful to be here in person. I couldn't be here in spirit, so I'm here in person.
  • [1991] Remember, you kids, always pay to get into the movies; the Japanese need the money.
  • [referring to Macaulay Culkin] That kid's getting $5 million for his next picture. For this we need child labor laws?
  • They said I was worth $500 million. If I was worth that much, I wouldn't have visited Vietnam, I'd have sent for it.
  • People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
  • [on Vincent Price] He always loved a good joke. Moreover, he was kind enough to laugh at jokes that weren't so good.
  • I was lucky, you know, I always had a beautiful girl and the money was good. Although I would have done the whole thing over for, oh, perhaps half.
  • I do benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.
  • [on Jane Russell] Don't let her fool you. Tangle with her and she'll shingle your attic.
  • [on Katharine Hepburn] This dame is terrific--and expert in her craft and so electrifying on set that if you don't watch out, you're likely to wind up as part of the scenery.
  • [on Bing Crosby] A lot of people think that Bing was a loner, but Bing was a very loyal friend.
  • [on Dorothy Lamour] Dottie was fearless. She stands there before the camera and ad libs with Bing Crosby and me, fully knowing the way the script's written, she'll come up second or third best.
  • [when asked why he didn't run for President of the United States] I thought about it. But my wife said she wouldn't want to move into a smaller house.
  • [on Jack Benny] He didn't just stand on the stage. He owned it.
  • [on MGM chief Louis B. Mayer] Louis B. Mayer came out west with $28.00, a box camera and an old lion. He built a monument to himself--the Bank of America.
  • [on Grauman's Chinese Theater] The is the first time I knew this was a theater. I always thought it was the place where [Darryl F. Zanuck] sent his laundry.
  • I can't drink like [Lee Marvin], grunt like [Rod Steiger], enunciate like [Laurence Olivier]. And when it comes to [Richard Burton], I'm really in trouble.
  • Today's ballroom dances like the swim, the frug, the chicken and the monkey are really nervous disorders set to music.
  • Leaving [Richard Burton] alone in Paris is like leaving Jackie Gleason locked in a delicatessen.
  • [Hosting the Oscars, 1967] I will not seek nor will I accept an Oscar. Actually, I have a deal with the Academy. They'll negotiate if I stop bombing.
  • Pictures have been really wild this year, haven't they? Oscar has been more naked than usual. They're doing things on the screen today I wouldn't do in bed--even if I had the chance.
  • [Jokingly, referring to his wife's singing "Silent Night' to troops in Vietnam] The last thing these guys needed was sentiment. Dolores became their mother. What they needed was Raquel Welch.
  • [on hosting the Oscars, when [The Godfather: Part II (1974) was in nomination] Neither Mr. Price nor Mr. Waterhouse has been heard from for days. I'm wearing a tuxedo with a bullet-proof cummerbund. Who knows what will happen if Al Pacino doesn't win?
  • [at a USO show, 1943] Were the soldiers at the last camp happy to see me! They actually got down on their knees. What a spectacle! What a tribute! What a crap game!
  • I led such a sheltered life I didn't go out with girls until I was almost four.
  • When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things--not the great occasions--give off the greatest glow of happiness.
  • [on having six brothers] That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.
  • [on growing up in poverty] Four of us slept in one bed. When it got cold mother threw on another brother.
  • [on turning 100] I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
  • [on turning 80] It's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.
  • [on turning 70] I still chase women, but only downhill.
  • I have it on good authority that [Joseph McCarthy] McCarthy is going to disclose the names of two million Communists. He has just got his hands on the Moscow telephone directory.
  • [Dwight D. Eisenhower] admitted that the budget can't be balanced, and [Joseph McCarthy] said the Communists are taking over. You don't know what to worry about these days--whether the country will be overthrown or overdrawn.
  • A few months ago [John F. Kennedy]'s mother said, "You have a choice. Do you want to go to camp this year or run for President?"..
  • [Richard Nixon] lives here in Whittier, California. They're so sure he's going to be President they're building the log cabin he was born in.
  • If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
  • [about his arrival in Hollywood in 1937] At last Paramount could no longer ignore the inevitable, and I was brought to Hollywood with great fanfare. A man in a red cap met me at the station and showed me to the nearest streetcar.
  • When vaudeville died, television was the box they put it in.
  • On Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz: Lips and hands were all over one and another. I never saw a couple loving each other more after Bogie and Bacall.
  • [on Bing Crosby's youthful appearance] Those transplants are wonderful. All he has of the original equipment are those ears.
  • [on the Vietnam War] Everyone agrees that this most unpopular of wars has lasted too long. But now, for the first time, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are coming home, although never fast enough when someone you love is involved.

Bob Hope's height, weight, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Bob Hope looks. We will focus on Bob´s height, weight, body shape, eye color and hair color. Bob is tall as 5' 10½" (179 cm). Bob weights 128lbs (58 kg). Body build is average. Bob´s eyes are tinted brown - light. Bob´s hair is shade of grey.