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Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Age
N/A (passed away Jul. 27th, 2003)
Birthday
N/A
Born in
Eltham, London, England, UK
Height
5' 10

Bob Hope's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
American Masters TV Show
American Masters
This Is Tom Jones (UK) TV Show
This Is Tom Jones (UK)
The Colgate Comedy Hour TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Merv Griffin Show TV Show
The Merv Griffin Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre TV Show
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Bob Hope for President TV Show
Bob Hope for President
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II TV Show
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II
The Bob Monkhouse Show (UK) TV Show
The Bob Monkhouse Show (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2005 - Inside Deep Throat
2002 - The Kid Stays in the Picture
1994 - Forrest Gump
1985 - Spies Like Us
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1974 - Hearts and Minds
1962 - The Road to Hong Kong
1960 - The Facts of Life
1959 - The Five Pennies
1959 - Alias Jesse James
1958 - Paris Holiday
1955 - The Seven Little Foys
1953 - Scared Stiff
1952 - The Greatest Show On Earth
1952 - Son of Paleface
1952 - Road to Bali
1951 - The Lemon Drop Kid
1948 - The Paleface
1947 - Road to Rio
1947 - My Favorite Brunette
1946 - Monsieur Beaucaire
1946 - Road to Utopia
1944 - The Princess and the Pirate
1943 - Combat America
1942 - Road to Morocco
1941 - Road to Zanzibar
1940 - Road to Singapore
1939 - The Cat and the Canary

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Bob Hope
5
Himself
1
Sycopomp
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
Plumber's Assistant
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Comedian, born in London and moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908. After some years on the stage as a dancer and comedian, he made his first film appearance in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) singing "Thanks for the Memories", which became his signature tune. In partnership with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, he appeared in the highly successful "Road to ..." comedies (1940-1952), and in many others until the early 1970s. During World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars he spent much time entertaining the troops in the field. For these activities and for his continued contributions to the industry he was given a special Academy Award on five occasions.


TRIVIA:
  • His mother's name was Agnes Townes (she was a concert singer). He had many brothers, including 'Jack Hope' (qv) (1898 - 1962) who was his personal manager. 'James Hope (I)' (qv) was Director of Hope Enterprises. Ivor Hope (? - 1969) was President of Hope Metal Products. George Hope (? - 1969) was a production company coordinator. Two more brothers were Sidney Hope (? - 1946) and Frederick Hope.
  • He is among the select few non-band members who have had the honor of dotting the "i" during The Ohio State University Marching Band's 'Script Ohio' routine. This is considered the greatest honor the band can bestow to any non-band person and is an extremely special (and rare) event.
  • Retired from show business at the age of 93 after filming _Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories (1993) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Awarded an honorary knighthood by 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv). (1998)
  • Has entertained the troops overseas in every war from WWII to the Gulf War
  • Played his first big part in the Broadway version of "Roberta" in 1933.
  • According to Hope's biographer 'Arthur Marx' (qv), son of comedian 'Groucho Marx' (qv), Hope married his vaudeville partner of five years, Grace Louise Troxell, on 25 January 1933, although they divorced soon afterwards. Hope denied that they had actually married.
  • Holds two entries in "The Guinness Book of World Records". One is for having the distinction of being the entertainer with "the longest running contract with a single network - spanning sixty-one years". The second is for being the "most honored entertainer", with over 1500 awards.


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