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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 35 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 That Little Monster
Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
 1985 Spies Like Us
Bob Hope
 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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Stage: Appeared (as "Jimmy Blake") in "Say When" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Book by John McGowan [credited as Jack McGowan]. Lyrics by Ted Koehler. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Conrad Salinger. Musical numbers staged by Russell Markert. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Imperial Theatre: 8 ... 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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Alternate Names:

Robert Hope

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things- not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 256-258. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »

Trademark:

His ski shaped nose See more »

Nickname:

Old Ski Nose

Star Sign:

Gemini

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