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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 13 May 1993
  • Address:
    7001 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 334th
    Monthly Average: 377th
  • Notes: Special star with citation about the Bob Hope Christmas tours for the troops

Bob Hope

Next star: Raquel Welch
Previous star: Dolores Hope

Biography

Hope in 1978

Source: Wikipedia

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, 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 (more than any other host), he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books. The song "Thanks For the Memory" is widely regarded as Hope's signature tune.

Fact file

  • Born: Leslie Townes Hope May 29, 1903 Eltham, London, England
  • Died: July 27, 2003 (aged 100) Toluca Lake, California, US
  • Cause of death: Pneumonia
  • Resting place: San Fernando Mission Cemetery
  • Other names: Packy East
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer, author, athlete
  • Years active: 1919–97
  • Spouse(s): Grace Louise Troxell (1933–34) Dolores Hope (1934–2003; his death)
  • Children: 4
  • Relatives: Jack Hope (brother)
  • Rated at: Super Featherweight (128 lb)
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Reach: 72 in (183 cm)

Read more about Bob Hope at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Bob Hope also has stars:
  • For television
    6790 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Highland and McCadden
  • For radio
    6165 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, north side, between Gower and Vista Del Mar
  • For motion pictures
    6557 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, north side, between Hudson and Whitley

In the news

Film Legend Mamie Van Doren Says At 16 Years Old She Was 'Just The Right Age' For Bob Hope In SAVAGE Facebook Post!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2017-12-08 20:42:38
In a truly savage Facebook post, the legendary Mamie Van Doren is joining in on the #MeToo movement with her own story — about Bob Hope! The silver screen sex symbol drags the comedian, saying his much-lauded USO shows were just a cynical cash grab and that he was a ...

A 1967 interview with Don Rickles, the ever-busy insult comic who never writes anything down
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-04-06 20:45:00
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. in 1967, Los Angeles Times staff writer Don Page visited the prolific Rickles while on various TV sets and in his Westwood home, where he admitted to Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope as being among his favorite targets, ...

Is Bob Hope's $22 Million Estate a Cultural Landmark? City Commission Says No
Hollywood Reporter, 2016-11-17 23:55:47
As Hope's daughter, a city councilman and preservation advocates square off to determine the future of the 15,000-square-foot home, the entertainer's family scores a signficant preliminary victory: "We're just trying to honor what my parents decreed."read more

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