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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 34 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Bob Hope Show
(1953-1977)
The 50th Annual Academy Awards
(1978)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself / Himself - Guest
(1963-1992)

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 1994 That Little Monster
Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
Frank Benson
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Henry Dimsdale
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Bob Holcomb
 1964 A Global Affair
Frank Larrimore
 1963 Call Me Bwana
Matt
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Adam J. Niles
 1960 The Facts of Life
Larry Gilbert
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Milford Farnsworth
 1958 Paris Holiday
Robert Leslie Hunter
 1957 Beau James
Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Francis X. Dignan
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Pippo Popolino
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Stanley Snodgrass
 1953 Scared Stiff
Skeleton (uncredited)
 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
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Other Works:

CD: "Thanks for the Memories" (USP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 43 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert Hope | Bob Hope - The Ambassador of The Tournament of Roses Parade

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have it on good authority that McCarthy is going to disclose the names of two million Communists. He has just got his hands on the Moscow telephone directory. See more »

Trivia:

His last TV appearance with Lucille Ball was March 28, 1989 on The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989). 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, Christian Slater, and Ricki Lake. Lucille Ball passed away 28 days later on April 26, 1989. See more »

Trademark:

Performing stand up for the U.S. military See more »

Nickname:

Old Ski Nose

Star Sign:

Gemini

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