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Bob Hope

  • Birthplace: Eltham, London, England
  • Birthday: May 29
Date of passing: 
July 27, 2003

Bob Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author.

With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books.

The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.

Bob Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author.

With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books.

The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.

Hope's career in broadcasting began on radio in 1934. He continued his lucrative career in radio through to the 1950s, when radio's popularity began being overshadowed by the upstart television medium. Hope did many specials for the NBC television network in the following decades, beginning in April 1950.

Bob Hope was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987.

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Bob Hope

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