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Bob Hope (I) (1903–2003)

Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908. After some years on the stage ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 33 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 That Little Monster
Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
- Heaven Nose, Mister Smith (1988) ... Sycopomp
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Dan Dolan
 1980 The Toni Tennille Show (TV Series)
- Pilot (1980)
 1977 3 Girls 3 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1956-1973 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Dr. Diabolical
- Energy Crisis (1973) ... Dr. Diabolical
- The Awful Truth (1956)
 1971 Julia (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Cool Hand Bruce (1971) ... Bob Hope (uncredited)
 1969 Roberta (TV Movie)
Huckleberry Haines
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
Frank Benson
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Room Service Attendant
- 99 Loses Control (1968) ... Room Service Attendant (uncredited)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Makeup Man
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Makeup Man
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Henry Dimsdale
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Spectator / Van Smirtch / Les Haines / ...
- The Blue-Eyed Horse (1966) ... Spectator (uncredited)
- Murder at N.B.C. (1966) ... Van Smirtch
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... Les Haines
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Horatio Lovelace
- Her School for Bachelors (1964) ... Monte Collins
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
 1965 Magic Mansion (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Clowning Around (1965) ... Bob Hope
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Bob Holcomb
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Plumber's Assistant
- Lucy and the Plumber (1964) ... Plumber's Assistant
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
Bill Blakley
 1964 A Global Affair
Frank Larrimore
 1963 Call Me Bwana
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Adam J. Niles
 1960 The Facts of Life
Larry Gilbert
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Milford Farnsworth
 1958 Roberta (TV Movie)
Huckleberry Haines
 1958 Paris Holiday
Robert Leslie Hunter
 1957 Beau James
Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
Influential Man
 1956 The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- Secrets (1956) ... Hotel Guest
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Francis X. Dignan
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lux Video Theatre Guest
- Forever Female (1955) ... Lux Video Theatre Guest
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Pippo Popolino
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Stanley Snodgrass
 1953 Scared Stiff
Skeleton (uncredited)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- Episode #3.26 (1953) ... Guest Comedian
 1952 Son of Paleface
Peter Potter Jr.
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid
 1939 Some Like It Hot
Nicky Nelson
 1939 Never Say Die
John Kidley
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Steve Merrick
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Jim Brewster
 1938 College Swing
Bud Brady
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Buzz Fielding
 1936 Calling All Tars (Short)
 1936 Shop Talk (Short)
Robert Hope Jr.
 1935 Double Exposure (Short)
Photographer / Robert
 1935 Watch the Birdie (Short)
 1935 The Old Grey Mayor (Short)
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short)
 1934 Soup for Nuts (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1934 Going Spanish (Short)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (408 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (158 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Monk", billed as Lester Hope) in "Sidewalks of New York" on Broadway. Knickerbocker Theatre: 3 Oct 1927-Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast included Ruby Keeler. Produced by Charles B. Dillingham. See more »

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8 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 41 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. See more »


In November of 1948, when President Harry S. Truman scored his upset presidential 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. See more »


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