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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)
 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
 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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Stage: Appeared in "Smiles" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Based on material by / Directed by William Anthony McGuire. Lyrics by Clifford Grey [final Broadway credit during lifetime] and Harold Adamson. Additional lyrics by Ring Lardner. Music orchestrated by Paul Lannin [final Broadway credit]. Musical ... 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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Bing Crosby and I weren't the types to go around kissing each other. We always had a light jab for each other. One of our stock lines used to be "There's nothing I wouldn't do for Bing, and there's nothing he wouldn't do for me. And that's the way we go through life - doing nothing for each other! See more »


His grandfather lived to age of 99 years, 11 months, and 25 days See more »


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