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:
  • On his wartime USO tours he had one ironclad rule that he insisted his fellow performers follow: under no circumstances were they allowed to cry when visiting wounded soldiers in military hospitals. This was often difficult given the amount of suffering they saw, but he told his performers that it was their duty to always smile and provide laughs and good cheer for the troops. According to Hope, he broke his own rule only once. While visiting an army hospital in Italy in 1943, he stopped at the bedside of a wounded soldier who had been in a coma for two months. The soldier suddenly opened his eyes and said, "Hey, Bob Hope! When did you get here?" He had to leave the hospital room to keep the troops from seeing his tears, but he returned a few hours later to present the soldier with his Purple Heart medal.
  • Was a supporter of Valley Forge Military Academy & Junior College in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He has the "Bob Hope Five-Star Award for Distinguished Service to the United States of America" named in his honor.
  • 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.
  • Despite a well documented reputation for frugality, Hope is believed to have donated an estimated $1 billion to charity.
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 256-258. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
  • Has a ship named after him: USNS Bob Hope.
  • 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."
  • Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983.


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