Knowledge Identifier: +Bob_Hope
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1903.
Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (7%), (4%)
Linked to: Cleveland Indians, Fight for Sight, Sports Illustrated, College Football All-America Team
He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests , and won a prize in 1915 for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin
Silent film comedian Fatty Arbuckle saw them perform in 1925 and obtained them steady work with a touring troupe called Hurley's Jolly Follies
Hope's first Broadway appearances, in 1927's "The Sidewalks of New York" and 1928's "Ups-a-Daisy", were minor walk-on parts
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
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
Paul Hartman - Along with Grace, Paul made his Broadway debut in "Ballyhoo of 1932" alongside Bob Hope, but the show was not a success
He was married to Grace Troxell from 1933 until 1934 and to Dolores Hope from 1934 until his death
Dolores Hope - In 1933, after appearing at the Vogue Club, a Manhattan nightclub, Reade was introduced to Bob Hope
Lionel Stander - He made several other shorts, the last being "The Old Grey Mayor" with Bob Hope in 1935
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
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
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
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
Hope bought a small stake in the Cleveland Indians baseball team in 1946 and owned it for most of the rest of his life
Hope bought a share of the Los Angeles Rams football team in 1947 with Bing Crosby and sold it in 1962
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"
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
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",
Eddie Lowery - Lowery and Bob Hope were friends and they both played in the 1951 British Amateur
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
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
Thelma Ritter - In 1954, Thelma Ritter co-hosted the Oscar ceremony, notably trading wisecracks with Bob Hope
Marilyn Monroe - Bob Hope jokingly dedicated Best Song nominee "The Second Time Around" to them at the 1961 Academy *awards
In 1963 President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Congressional Gold Medal for service to his country
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"
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
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
Frank Tashlin - His final film was "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in 1968
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"
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
Tiger Woods - In 1978, Tiger putted against comedian Bob Hope in a television appearance on "The Mike Douglas Show"
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"
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.
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
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
A 1997 act of Congress signed by President Bill Clinton named Hope an "Honorary Veteran
In June 2000 he spent nearly a week in a California hospital after being hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding
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
John Lautner - The Bob Hope residence was made available for limited museum-sponsored public visits during 2008-2009
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
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
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