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:
  • Hosted the Academy Awards in 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945 (alongside 'John Cromwell (I)' (qv)), 1946 (alongside 'James Stewart (I)' (qv)), 1953 (alongside 'Conrad Nagel' (qv)), 1955 (alongside 'Thelma Ritter' (qv)), 1958 (alongside 'James Stewart (I)' (qv), 'David Niven (I)' (qv), 'Jack Lemmon (I)' (qv), 'Rosalind Russell' (qv) and "Donald Duck"), 1959 (alongside 'Jerry Lewis (I)' (qv), 'David Niven (I)' (qv), 'Laurence Olivier' (qv), 'Mort Sahl' (qv) and 'Tony Randall (I)' (qv)), 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1975 (alongside 'Sammy Davis Jr.' (qv), 'Shirley MacLaine' (qv) and 'Frank Sinatra' (qv)) and finally in 1978.
  • USO center is named after him
  • In November of 1948, when President 'Harry S. Truman' (qv) scored his upset presidential re-election victory, Hope sent him a one-word telegram: "Unpack". Truman was so amused by it he kept it in his desk in the Oval Office.
  • ABC-TV Network News Poll, A&E Biography Viewers Poll, as well as magazine and newspaper 'century roundups' have proclaimed Hope as the "Entertainer of the 20th Century."
  • Was the first honoree of the "'Dean Martin' Celebrity Roasts" series on October 30, 1974. The Celebrity Roasts had begun in the last season (1973-74) of _"The Dean Martin Show" (1965)_ (qv) and were so popular that after that show went off the air, the "Celebrity Roasts" continued as specials.
  • Hospitalized with gastro-intestinal bleeding in June 2000. Although he received a blood transfusion after the bleeding in his colon was stopped, no surgery was performed.
  • Brother 'Jack Hope' (qv) sometimes served as producer of Bob's shows; his memoir 'I Owe Russia $1200' is dedicated to Jack's memory.
  • Once remarked the only place where he could walk unrecognized was in the People's Republic of China. But even then a Chinese man still recognized him from one of his movies from before the Chinese Revolution.


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