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Bob Hope

Comedian / Writer / Screenwriter / Radio Personality / Television Presenter / Actor | * 05/29/1903 († 100, 07/27/2003) | Eltham, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies 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, arrived in the United States with his family at the age of four, and grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. After a brief career as a boxer in the late 1910s, 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, ... ()
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Bob Hope (1903– 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies.He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. Throughout his career, he was honored for his humanitarian work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces." Bob Hope appeared in or hosted 199 known USO shows.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Bob Hope

Knight Commander With Star of The Order of St. Gregory The Great Peabody Awards National Medal of Arts Presidential Medal of Freedom Knight of St. Sylvester Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Library of Congress Living Legend Congressional Gold Medal Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Medal of Liberty Horatio Alger Award Kennedy Center Honors World Golf Hall of Fame Honorary Doctor of The Ohio State University Knight Commander of The Order of The British Empire Golden Plate Award Order of St. Gregory the Great Order of St. Sylvester Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards Emmy Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Bob Hope as Actor(121)

as Himself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as himself1994 That Little Monster
as Self (archive footage)1994 Liberation
as Dan Dolan1986 A Masterpiece of Murder
as Golfer (cameo)1985 Spies Like Us
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Himself (Archival footage)1980 A Tribute to Dr. Shock
as himself1980 Lucy Moves to NBC
as himself1979 Derby Fever USA
as Ice Cream Vendor1979 The Muppet Movie
as himself1979 Leif
1976 Joys
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Dan Bartlett1972 Cancel My Reservation
as himself1970 Raquel!
as himself1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land
as Frank Benson1969 How to Commit Marriage
as Sgt. Dan O'Farrell1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
as Henry Dimsdale1967 Eight on the Lam
as Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
as himself1966 The Oscar
as Bob Holcomb1965 I'll Take Sweden
as Bill Blakely1964 The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour
as Frank Larrimore1964 A Global Affair
as Matt1963 Call Me Bwana
as Parker Ballantine1963 Critic's Choice
as Chester Babcock1962 The Road to Hong Kong
as himself1961 The Bing Crosby Show
as Adam J. Niles1961 Bachelor in Paradise
as Larry Gilbert1960 The Facts of Life
as Milford Farnsworth1959 Alias Jesse James
as Robert Leslie Hunter1958 Paris Holiday
as Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker1957 Beau James
as Influential Man1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch
as Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood1956 The Iron Petticoat
as Francis X. Dignan1956 That Certain Feeling
as Eddie Foy1955 The Seven Little Foys
as Pippo Popolino1954 Casanova's Big Night
as Harold Gridley1953 Road to Bali
as Skeleton (uncredited)1953 Scared Stiff
as Stanley Snodgrass1953 Here Come the Girls
as Peter Potter Jr.1952 Son of Paleface
as Wally Hogan1952 Off Limits
as Spectator (uncredited)1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
as Sidney Melbourne (The Lemon Drop Kid)1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
as Peanuts White / Eric Augustine1951 My Favorite Spy
as himself1950 Screen Actors
as Humphrey / Arthur Tyler1950 Fancy Pants
as Freddie Hunter1949 The Great Lover
as Humphrey "Sorrowful" Jones1949 Sorrowful Jones
as 'Painless' Peter Potter1948 The Paleface
as Ronnie Jackson1947 My Favorite Brunette
as Hot Lips Barton1947 Road to Rio
as Michael Joseph Valentine1947 Where There's Life
as himself1947 Variety Girl
as Monsieur Beaucaire1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
as Chester Hooton1945 Road to Utopia
as Himself (voice)1945 Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe
as Sylvester the Great1944 The Princess and the Pirate
as Robert Kittredge1943 They Got Me Covered
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as himself1943 Strictly G.I.
as Jerry Walker1943 Let's Face It
as himself1943 Combat America
as himself1943 A Welcome to Britain
as Orville Jackson1942 Road to Morocco
as Bob1942 Bob's Busy Day
as Larry Haines1942 My Favorite Blonde
as himself1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
as Steve Bennett1941 Nothing But the Truth
as Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier1941 Road to Zanzibar
as Don Bolton1941 Caught in the Draft
as Jim Taylor1941 Louisiana Purchase
as Ace Lannigan1940 Road to Singapore
as Lawrence Lawrence1940 The Ghost Breakers
as Himself - Master of Ceremonies1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Wally Campbell1939 The Cat and the Canary
as Nicky Nelson1939 Some Like It Hot
as John Kidley1939 Never Say Die
as Buzz Fielding1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
as Steve Merrick1938 Thanks for the Memory
as Jim Brewster1938 Give Me a Sailor
as Bud Brady1938 College Swing
as Robert Hope Jr.1936 Shop Talk
as Photographer / Robert1935 Double Exposure
as Bob1935 Watch the Birdie
as Bob1934 Going Spanish
as Peter1934 Paree, Paree

TV Shows/Series with Bob Hope as Actor(34)

Movies with Bob Hope as Crew(5)

Production/Executive Producer1959 Alias Jesse James
Production/Producer1958 Paris Holiday
Writing/Story1958 Paris Holiday
Production/Producer1947 My Favorite Brunette
Writing/Writer1947 My Favorite Brunette

TV Shows/Series with Bob Hope as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Albums by Bob Hope on Apple Music / iTunes Store

The Capitol Years

11 Tracks - Easy Listening
2019 - Records Release; ℗ 2019 Capitol Records

Great Audio Moments, Vol.37: Bob Hope

11 Tracks - Comedy
2013 - Global Journey

Christmas Special 1967

18 Tracks - Comedy
2012 - Baker Street

At the Movies

23 Tracks - Soundtrack
2008 - Phoenix USA

At the Movies: Bob Hope, Vol. 2

25 Tracks - Soundtrack
2008 - Phoenix USA

Thanks for the Memories

13 Tracks - Comedy
1992 - ilation ℗ 1992 Geffen Records

To Bali And Morocco With Bing And Bob - EP

4 Tracks - Jazz
1958 - Record Release; ℗ 1958 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Full Name: Leslie Bob Hope
Born: Friday, 05/29 1903 (May) in Eltham, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Sunday, 07/27 2003 (July) in Toluca Lake (aged: 100)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Record Label: RCA Victor
Spouses (current/former): Dolores Hope
Siblings: Jack Hope
Other names for Bob Hope (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Leslie Townes Hope"
Bob Hope frequently works together with these people:
Edith Head (36x, Crew)
Bing Crosby (32x, Actor)
Hans Dreier (21x, Crew)
Tress MacNeille (20x, Actress)
Lucille Ball (16x, Actress)
Dorothy Lamour (16x, Actress)
Sam Comer (16x, Crew)
Wally Westmore (15x, Crew)
Debbie Reynolds (14x, Actress)
Kirk Douglas (13x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (13x, Actor)
Clark Gable (12x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7766, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/21/2022