Bob Hope

Bob Hope

N/A (passed away Jul. 27th, 2003)
Born in
Eltham, London, England, UK
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

2013 - Lovelace
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2005 - Inside Deep Throat
2002 - Price for Peace
2002 - The Kid Stays in the Picture
1994 - Forrest Gump
1985 - Spies Like Us
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1974 - Hearts and Minds
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
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 - Son of Paleface
1952 - Road to Bali
1951 - The Lemon Drop Kid
1948 - The Paleface
1947 - My Favorite Brunette
1947 - Road to Rio
1946 - Monsieur Beaucaire
1944 - The Princess and the Pirate
1943 - Combat America
1942 - Road to Morocco
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
Himself - Special Guest Star
[Complete List]


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.

  • 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.
  • In 1999 he became the first to start the tradition of the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in Disneyland. Afterwards, he and wife 'Dolores Hope' (qv) drove their own golf cart down Main Street, through Frontier Land to Club 33 for dinner.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 219-222. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Has entertained the troops overseas in every war from WWII to the Gulf War
  • In 1969, he was worth in excess of $150 million, largely as a result of shrewd business and real estate investments.
  • 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.
  • His last TV appearance with 'Lucille Ball' (qv) was March 28, 1989 on _The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) (TV)_ (qv). They received a standing ovation upon walking out on stage. Hope and Ball introduced a musical number featuring "The Stars of Tomorrow", which included 'Johnny Depp' (qv), 'Christian Slater' (qv), and 'Ricki Lake' (qv). 'Lucille Ball' (qv) passed away 28 days later on April 26, 1989.
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 256-258. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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