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Bob Hope

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Bob Hope

English-American comedian and actor who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1903.

Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (7%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, California

Linked to: Cleveland Indians, Fight for Sight, Sports Illustrated, College Football All-America Team

 

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Bob Hope was born in 1903 add something


1908

In 1908 the family emigrated to the United States aboard the SS "Philadelphia", and passed inspection at Ellis Island on March 30, 1908, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio add something


1915

He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests , and won a prize in 1915 for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin add something


1919

Hope had a brief career as a boxer in 1919 fighting under the name Packy East add something


1925

Silent film comedian Fatty Arbuckle saw them perform in 1925 and obtained them steady work with a touring troupe called Hurley's Jolly Follies add something


1927

Hope's first Broadway appearances, in 1927's "The Sidewalks of New York" and 1928's "Ups-a-Daisy", were minor walk-on parts add something


1929

In 1929 he changed his first name to "Bob" add something


1930

After five years on the vaudeville circuit, Hope was surprised and humbled when he failed a 1930 screen test for the French film production company Pathé at Culver City, California add something

 

Introduced to the game in the 1930s while performing in Winnipeg, he eventually played to a four handicap add something

 

Claude Thornhill - Claude went to the West Coast in the late 1930s with the Bob Hope Radio Show, and arranged for Judy Garland in "Babes in Arms"

 

Kirsten Flagstad - Though Flagstad was not interested in stardom or Hollywood contracts per se, she did make trips to Hollywood during the late 1930s for publicity photo shoots, public appearances, concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, and she filmed a rendition of Brünnhilde's Battle Cry from "Die Walküre" for the Hollywood variety show anthology "The Big Broadcast of 1938", in which she was introduced to American film audiences by Bob Hope

 

Conrad Nagel - He was the host of the 3rd Academy *awards ceremony held on November 5, 1930, the 5th Academy *awards on November 18, 1932, and a co-host with Bob Hope at the 25th Academy *awards ceremony on March 19, 1953


1932

Hope teamed with Crosby for the "Road" pictures and countless stage, radio, and television appearances together over the decades from their first meeting in 1932 until Crosby's death in 1977 add something

 

Paul Hartman - Along with Grace, Paul made his Broadway debut in "Ballyhoo of 1932" alongside Bob Hope, but the show was not a success


1933

He was married to Grace Troxell from 1933 until 1934 and to Dolores Hope from 1934 until his death add something

 

Hope's first short-lived marriage was to his vaudeville partner, Grace Louise Troxell, whom he married in January 1933 add something

 

Dolores Hope - In 1933, after appearing at the Vogue Club, a Manhattan nightclub, Reade was introduced to Bob Hope


1934

He began performing on the radio in 1934 and switched to television when that medium became popular in the 1950s add something

 

Hope's career in broadcasting began on radio in 1934 add something

 

In 1934, Hope married Dolores Reade, who had been one of his co-stars on Broadway in "Roberta" add something

 

Overlapping with this was his movie career, spanning the years 1934 to 1972, and his USO tours, which he did from 1942 to 1988 add something


1935

Lionel Stander - He made several other shorts, the last being "The Old Grey Mayor" with Bob Hope in 1935


1936

Stints in the musicals "Say When", the 1936 Ziegfeld Follies , and "Red, Hot and Blue" with Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante followed add something


1937

His first regular series for NBC Radio was the "Woodbury Soap Hour" in 1937, a 26-week contract add something

 

Shep Fields - In 1937 Fields replaced Paul Whiteman in his time slot with a radio show called "The Rippling Rhythm Revue" with Bob Hope as the announcer

 

Elias Breeskin - They arrived in Hollywood in 1937, and moved into a wonderful neighborhood where Bob Hope lived down the street


1938

Hope moved to Hollywood when Paramount Pictures signed him for the 1938 film "The Big Broadcast of 1938", starring W. C. Fields add something

 

Hope starred in 54 theatrical features between 1938 and 1972, as well as cameos and short films add something

 

Skinnay Ennis - He began performing comedy routines, and in 1938 he landed a job on Bob Hope's radio program, appearing as a regular until he entered the Army in 1943, where he conducted his own service band during World War II


1939

Early films such as "The Cat and the Canary" and "The Paleface" were financially successful and were praised by critics, and by the mid 1940s, with his radio program getting good ratings as well, he became one of the most popular entertainers in the United States add something

 

Hope was host of the Academy awards ceremony fourteen times between 1939 and 1977 add something

 

While aboard the RMS "Queen Mary" when World War II began in September 1939, Hope volunteered to perform a special show for the passengers, during which he sang "Thanks for the Memory" with rewritten lyrics add something

 

Gene Krupa - In 1939, Gene Krupa and his Orchestra appeared in the Paramount movie "Some Like It Hot," which starred Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, performing the songs "Blue Rhythm Fantasy" and "The Lady's in Love with You"


1940

Hope had been a leader in the radio genre until the late 1940s, but as his ratings began to slip, he switched to television in the 1950s, an early pioneer of that medium add something

 

Most of Hope's later movies failed to match the success of his 1940s efforts add something

 

The series consists of seven films made between 1940 and 1962 add something

 

Bing Crosby - Crosby starred with Bob Hope in seven "Road to" musical comedies between 1940 and 1962, cementing the two entertainers as an on-and-off duo, despite never officially declaring themselves a "team" in the sense that Laurel and Hardy or Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were teams

 

Larry Gelbart - During the 1940s Gelbart wrote for Jack Paar and Bob Hope

 

Hal Block - During the 1940s, Block was considered one of America's best comedy writers, having worked for many of the top comedians of the era, such as Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Milton Berle and Burns and Allen and in all major mediums, including radio, Hollywood movies, Broadway and print

 

Roger Price (comedy) - During the 1940s, he wrote for "The Bob Hope Show" and worked with Hope on a newspaper humor column


1941

Frances Langford - From 1941, Langford was a regular singer on Bob Hope's "Pepsodent Show" when he held his first military entertainment program at March Field in Riverside, California in 1941

 

Eric Blore - Other memorable roles included Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith in the Preston Sturges film "The Lady Eve" with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, a small part as Charles Kimble in the second of the seven Bing Crosby- Bob Hope "Road" films, "Road to Zanzibar" , and from 1940 to 1947 in eleven "Lone Wolf" films as Jamison the butler


1942

Dona Drake - She appeared as an Arab girl opposite Bob Hope in "Road to Morocco" in 1942


1943

Betty Hutton - In 1943 she was given co-star billing with Bob Hope in "Let's Face It" and with the release of "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" the following year, Hutton attained major stardom


1944

John Lerew - He travelled via the United States, meeting film stars Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour on the set of "Road to Utopia" at Los Angeles in February 1944


1945

When Paramount threatened to stop production of the Road pictures in 1945, they received 75,000 letters in protest add something

 

Tony Terran - In 1945, he began working with Bob Hope, and with Desi Arnaz in 1946


1946

Hope bought a small stake in the Cleveland Indians baseball team in 1946 and owned it for most of the rest of his life add something

 

Torben Meyer - In 1946, he played a Count in the Bob Hope comedy "Monsieur Beaucaire"

 

Frank Tashlin - Tashlin moved on from animation in 1946 to become a gag writer for the Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, and others, and as a screenwriter for stars such as Bob Hope and Red Skelton


1947

Hope bought a share of the Los Angeles Rams football team in 1947 with Bing Crosby and sold it in 1962 add something


1948

FremantleMedia - In addition, they own the rights to most of the post 1948 Bob Hope film catalog that includes "The Seven Little Foys", "The Lemon Drop Kid", and "Son of Paleface"


1949

In 1949, while Hope was in Dallas on a publicity tour for his radio show, he met starlet Barbara Payton, a contract player at Universal Studios, who at the time was on her own public relations jaunt add something

 

Jack Sperling - Jack soon became a mainstay with Les Brown and His Band of Renown, regulars on the Bob Hope NBC radio program in 1949, which they followed with the recording "Over the Rainbow"

 

Dinah Shore - Twelve years later, in 1949, she made her official television show debut on the "Ed Wynn Show" and in 1950 made a guest appearance on Bob Hope's first television show


1950

Hope continued his lucrative career in radio through to the 1950s, when radio's popularity was overshadowed by television add something

 

Hope did many specials for the NBC television network in the following decades, beginning in April 1950 add something

 

Dagmar (American actress) - Dagmar became one of the leading personalities of early 1950s live television, doing sketch comedy on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater", "The Bob Hope Show" and other shows

 

Monty Norman - From the late 1950s, he moved from singing to composing, including songs for performers such as Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Count Basie and Bob Hope, and lyrics for musicals and films

 

Claude Binyon - He went on to direct the low-key comedy noir "Stella" , the Clifton Webb farce "Dreamboat" , and Bob Hope's sole venture into 3-D, "Here Come the Girls" ; he helmed the 1952 "Aaron Slick of Pun'kin Crick"

 

John Alexander (actor) - He went on to play Roosevelt in the 1950 Bob Hope comedy "Fancy Pants"

 

Margaret Whiting - Margaret Whiting was a regular guest on variety shows and talk shows throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, including "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town", when the musical series focused on Whiting's hometown of Detroit ; "The Big Record", "The Bob Hope Show", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "The Tony Martin Show", "The David Frost Show", "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The George Jessel Show", "The Guy Mitchell Show", "The Jonathan Winters Show", "The Merv Griffin Show", "The Mike Douglas Show",


1951

Eddie Lowery - Lowery and Bob Hope were friends and they both played in the 1951 British Amateur

 

Constance Moore - She appeared on a USO tour with Bob Hope and the Nicholas Brothers in 1951

 

Frank Tashlin - Tashlin began his career directing feature films when he was asked to finish directing the 1951 film "The Lemon Drop Kid" starring Bob Hope


1953

Sheree North - She was spotted by a choreographer performing at the Macayo Club in Santa Monica, and was cast as a chorus girl in the 1953 film "Here Come the Girls", starring Bob Hope


 

He began doing regular TV specials in 1954, and hosted the Academy awards fourteen times in the period from 1941 to 1978 add something

 

Thelma Ritter - In 1954, Thelma Ritter co-hosted the Oscar ceremony, notably trading wisecracks with Bob Hope

 

Torben Meyer - Meyer appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "Casanova's Big Night" which starred Joan Fontaine and John Carradine in 1954, his fourth Bob Hope movie

 

David Whitfield - Whitfield was invited to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as well as being one of the stars of the 1954 Royal Command Performance alongside Bob Hope, Frankie_Howerd, Guy Mitchell, Norman Wisdom, Max Bygraves, Frankie Laine and Howard Keel


1955

Petticoat - In 1955, Iron Curtain politics were satirised in a Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn film "The Iron Petticoat"


1956

Payton later revealed the affair in an article printed in July 1956 in "Confidential" add something

 

Lucille Ball - In October 1956, Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz, and William Frawley all appeared on a Bob Hope special on NBC, including a spoof of "I Love Lucy", the only time all four stars were together on a color telecast


1957

Jayne Mansfield - In 1957, she toured United States Pacific Command areas of Hawaii, Okinawa, Guam, Tokyo and Korea with Bob Hope for the United Service Organizations for 13 days appearing as a comedienne; and in 1961, toured Newfoundland, Labrador and Baffin Island for a Christmas special


1958

Fernandel - His popular performance in that film led to his starring with Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg in the 1958 comedy "Paris Holiday"


 

Although he was never nominated for an Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored him with four honorary awards, and in 1960, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award add something

 

The Bob Hope Classic, founded in 1960, was the only FedEx Cup tournament that took place over five rounds add something

 

Fight for Sight (U.S.) - Among other notable leaders at Fight for Sight were board president Herbert Tenzer, who had been a member of the United States House of Representatives, and comedian Bob Hope who was an honorary chairman from 1960

 

Jim Hutton - He appeared with Prentiss in "The Honeymoon Machine" late in 1960, followed by 1961's "Bachelor in Paradise" starring Bob Hope and Lana Turner, and finally "The Horizontal Lieutenant" in 1962

 

Harry Babasin - His career cooled in the 1960s, returning to work with Charlie Barnet and supporting Bob Hope on USO tours

 

Ruth Hussey - In 1960 she co-starred in "The Facts of Life" with Bob Hope


1961

Marilyn Monroe - Bob Hope jokingly dedicated Best Song nominee "The Second Time Around" to them at the 1961 Academy *awards


1962

Joan Collins - In 1962, she sang "Let's Not Be" in the film "The Road to Hong Kong" with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope


 

In 1963 President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Congressional Gold Medal for service to his country add something

 

He appeared on the June 3, 1963, cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine wearing an Indians uniform, and sang a special version of "Thanks for the Memory" after the Indians' last game at Cleveland Stadium add something

 

Monty Norman - Further film work included the theme songs for the science fiction movie, "The Day the Earth Caught Fire", "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll", and the 1963 Bob Hope movie, "Call Me Bwana"

 

Peter R. Hunt - He worked with Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli on the 1963 Bob Hope film "Call Me Bwana", and with Saltzman and a few other Bond veterans on the non-EON thriller "The IPCRESS File"


1965

Joey Heatherton - During that era, she appeared in Bob Hope's USO troupe between 1965 and 1977, entertaining the GIs with her singing, dancing and provocative outfits

 

Rosemarie Frankland - Her most substantial role was in the 1965 film, "I'll Take Sweden" starring Bob Hope

 

Kaye Stevens - Stevens went on a USO tour with Bob Hope in 1965


1967

Tom Nieporte - The biggest win of his career came in 1967 at the Bob Hope Desert Classic; the Champions Trophy was presented to Nieporte by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bob Hope


 

For his service to his country through the USO, he was awarded the Sylvanus Thayer award by the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1968 add something

 

While introducing the 1968 telecast, he quipped, "Welcome to the Academy awards, or, as it's known at my house, Passover add something

 

Frank Tashlin - His final film was "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in 1968


1969

President Lyndon Johnson bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Hope in 1969 for his service to the men and women of the armed forces through the USO add something

 

Neil Armstrong - Armstrong took part in Bob Hope's 1969 USO show, primarily to Vietnam

 

Maureen Arthur - In 1969, she co-starred with Don Knotts in the screwball comedy "The Love God-" and with Bob Hope, Jackie_Gleason and Jane Wyman in the romantic comedy "How to Commit Marriage"


1970

By the 1970s his popularity was beginning to wane with soldiers and with the movie-going public add something

 

Eric Morley - In 1970, flour bombs were thrown at the compere, Bob Hope, by protestors

 

Jane Fonda - In April 1970, Fred Gardner, Fonda, and Donald Sutherland formed the FTA tour , an anti-war road show designed as an answer to Bob Hope's USO tour


1971

He recruited numerous top celebrities for the annual "Lights On" fundraiser; as an example, he hosted Joe Frazier, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Sergio Franchi as headliners for the show at Philharmonic Hall in Milwaukee on April 25, 1971 add something


1975

Angie Dickinson - She parodied the part in the 1975 and 1979 Bob Hope Christmas Specials for NBC. She would do the same years later on the 1987 Christmas episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"


1976

Groucho Marx - Groucho's final appearance was a brief sketch with George Burns in the Bob Hope television special "Joys" in 1976


1977

They had planned one more movie together in 1977, "The Road to the Fountain of Youth" add something

 

Bing Crosby - In March 1977, after videotaping a concert for CBS to commemorate his 50th anniversary in show business and with Bob Hope looking on, Crosby backed off the stage and fell into an orchestra pit, rupturing a disc in his back and requiring a month in the hospital


1978

In 1978, he putted against a two-year-old Tiger Woods in a television appearance with James Stewart on "The Mike Douglas Show" add something

 

Tiger Woods - In 1978, Tiger putted against comedian Bob Hope in a television appearance on "The Mike Douglas Show"


1980

Hope became the 64th and only civilian recipient of the United States Air Force Order of the Sword on June 10, 1980 add something


1981

Jack Youngblood - Former members of the Rams Advisory Board, created in 1981, include, Lord David Westbury, former Ram and Evangelist Rosey Grier, Maureen Reagan, Henry Mancini, Bob Hope, Danny_Thomas, Jane Upton Bell, former President Gerald Ford among others


1982

The Theatre was renamed in his honor in 1982 add something


1983

A television special created for his 80th birthday in 1983 at the Kennedy Center in Washington featured President Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, George Burns, and many others add something


 

In 1985 he was presented with the Life Achievement award at the Kennedy Center Honors, and in 1998 he was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II add something


1986

Although he had given up starring in movies after "Cancel My Reservation", he made several cameos in various films and co-starred with Don Ameche in the 1986 TV movie "A Masterpiece of Murder" add something

 

Eddie Ryder - " In 1986, Ryder appeared in the comedy "A Masterpiece of Murder" with Bob Hope and Don Ameche


1987

James Stewart - In association with politicians and celebrities such as President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.


1989

Lucille Ball - Her last public appearance, just one month before her death, was at the 1989 Academy *awards telecast in which she and fellow presenter, Bob Hope, were given a standing ovation


1990

Dan Burton - In 1990, the New York Times reported that in 1989, Burton had been a "celebrity player" at the Bob Hope Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

 

Jeff Dunham - Dunham and Peanut appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" on April 6, 1990, alongside guests Bob Hope and B.B. King


1992

In 1992, Hope made a guest appearance as himself on "The Simpsons", in the episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen" add something


1993

Cleveland Stadium - On its last day as home of the Indians on October 3, 1993, the team's fans, led by comedian Bob Hope, who grew up an Indians fan and was once a part-owner, sang a version of his signature song "Thanks for the Memory" with special lyrics for the occasion


 

He was presented with the National Medal of Arts in 1995 and received the Ronald Reagan Freedom award in 1997 add something

 

Humana Challenge - History was made at the tournament in 1995 when the pro-am team of Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Bob Hope and defending champion Scott Hoch teed up for the tournament's opening round


1996

In 1996, the U.S. Congress declared him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces add something

 

In October 1996 Hope announced that he was ending his 60-year contract with NBC, joking that he "decided to become a free agent" add something

 

His final television special, "Laughing with the Presidents", was broadcast in November 1996, with host Tony Danza helping him present a personal retrospective of presidents of the United States known to the comedian add something


1997

A 1997 act of Congress signed by President Bill Clinton named Hope an "Honorary Veteran add something

 

Following a brief appearance at the 50th Primetime Emmy awards in 1997, Hope's last TV appearance was in a 1997 K-Mart commercial directed by Penny Marshall add something


1998

In 1998, a prepared obituary by The Associated Press was inadvertently released on the Internet, prompting Hope's death to be announced in the U.S. House of Representatives add something


2000

In June 2000 he spent nearly a week in a California hospital after being hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding add something


2001

In August 2001, he spent close to two weeks in the hospital recovering from pneumonia add something


Bob Hope died in 2003 add something

 

Hope celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003 add something

 

On July 27, 2003, two months after his 100th birthday, Bob Hope died at his home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles add something


2005

Humana Challenge - In early 2005 a local charitable foundation gave its new course, The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California , making the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic the only event on the PGA Tour that owns its own facility


2007

Dan Burton - In February 2007, a review by the Indianapolis Star of votes in the House of Representatives for the past decade showed that Burton had missed all votes during the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tournament for five years between 2001 and 2007.

 

Barbara Mandrell - Time-Life recently released a DVD collection called "The Best of Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" on May 1, 2007, which features more than 40 guest musical performances including country superstars Johnny Cash, Alabama, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Statler Brothers, Ray Charles, John Schneider, Glen Campbell and many more, as well as comedy legend Bob Hope


2008

John Lautner - The Bob Hope residence was made available for limited museum-sponsored public visits during 2008-2009


2009

In homage to Hope, Stephen Colbert carried a golf club on stage each night during his own week of USO performances, which were taped for his TV show, "The Colbert Report", during the 2009 season add something

 

Candace Kita - At the Bob Hope USO at LAX, the Hotties with a Heart models took pictures and signed autographs for hundreds of outgoing troops on March 23, 2009


2011

Billy Crystal - At the 83rd Academy *awards ceremony in 2011, he appeared as a presenter for a digitally inserted Bob Hope and before doing so was given a standing ovation


2012

Now known as the Humana Challenge, the 2012 tournament was played in four rounds on three different golf courses add something


2014

In a biography published in 2014 Richard Zoglin states that he could find no evidence of the marriage having taken place, and notes that Hope was still married to Troxell at the time add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Bob Hope among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something