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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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Leo Robin
Variety, 2019-10-01 00:06:12
The centerpiece of Scott Ora’s cluttered San Fernando Valley apartment is the 1939 Oscar his step-grandfather, the late lyricist Leo Robin, was presented for co-writing “Thanks for the Memory.” Sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film “The Big Broadcast of 1938,” the trophy sits proudly on the ...

Angie Dickinson on blowing off "This Is Your Life"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-02-28 22:32:43
In this web exclusive from his interview with Angie Dickinson, Mo Rocca learns the secret why the film and TV star refused to participate in a taping of the TV show "This Is Your Life" with such guests as Bob Hope and Burt Reynolds, and why she decided against writing ...

TV This Week, Feb. 24-March 2: The Oscars, ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-02-22 19:15:00
SUNDAY A hologram of the late, great Bob Hope would be our choice to emcee the no-host 91st Academy Awards, a.k.a. “The Oscars.” Alfonso Cuarón’s nostalgic drama “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ droll period tale “The Favourite” lead the field with 10 nominations apiece. From the Dolby Theatre in...

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