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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 & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Ghost Breakers
The Ghost Breakers Larry Lawrence
(1940)
Road to Bali
Road to Bali Harold Gridley
(1952)
Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy
(1942)
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Ice Cream Vendor
(1979)

Filmography

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 1994 That Little Monster
Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Sycopomp
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Dan Dolan
 1985 Spies Like Us
Bob Hope
 1980 The Toni Tennille Show (TV Series)
 1980 Bob Hope in the Starmakers (TV Movie)
Miles Baudac
 1979 Tweet's Ladies of Pasadena
Bob Hope on Parade (uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Ice Cream Vendor
 1977 3 Girls 3 (TV Series)
 1972 Cancel My Reservation
Dan Bartlett
 1972 The ABC Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1971 Julia (TV Series)
Bob Hope
 1969 Roberta (TV Movie)
Huckleberry Haines
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
Frank Benson
 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Room Service Attendant
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Makeup Man
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Henry Dimsdale
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Spectator / Van Smirtch / Les Haines / ...
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Bob Holcomb
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Bob Hope
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Plumber's Assistant
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
Bill Blakley
 1964 A Global Affair
Frank Larrimore
 1963 Bob Hope Special (TV Movie)
Mafia Kingpin
 1963 Critic's Choice
Parker Ballantine
 1963 Call Me Bwana
Matt
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Chester Babcock
 1958-1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Bob Hope
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mary's Other Boyfriend
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Adam J. Niles
 1960 The Facts of Life
Larry Gilbert
 1960 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Gaylor Goober
 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
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Francis X. Dignan
 1955 The Seven Little Foys
Eddie Foy
 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
 1952 Off Limits
Wally Hogan
 1952 Road to Bali
Harold Gridley
 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
 1950 Fancy Pants
Humphrey
 1949 The Great Lover
Freddie Hunter
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones
 1948 The Paleface
'Painless' Peter Potter
 1947 Road to Rio
Hot Lips Barton
 1947 Where There's Life
Michael Joseph Valentine
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Ronnie Jackson
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Monsieur Beaucaire
 1945 Road to Utopia
Chester Hooton
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Bob Hope
 1945 Story of G.I. Joe
Bob Hope (Voice on Radio Program) (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Sylvester
 1943 Let's Face It
Jerry Walker
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Robert Kittredge
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies
 1942 Road to Morocco
Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Larry Haines
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Jim Taylor
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Steve Bennett
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Don Bolton
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
Fearless Hubert Frazier
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Larry Lawrence
 1940 Road to Singapore
Ace Lannigan
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Wally Campbell
 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)
Bobby
 1936 Shop Talk (Short)
Robert Hope Jr.
 1935 Double Exposure (Short)
Photographer / Robert
 1935 Watch the Birdie (Short)
Bob
 1935 The Old Grey Mayor (Short)
Bob
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short)
Peter
 1934 Soup for Nuts (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1934 Going Spanish (Short)
Bob
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1/1/69) Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade, Pasadena, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 45 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Hope Enterprises

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on hosting the Oscars, when [The Godfather: Part II (1974) was in nomination] Neither Mr. Price nor Mr. Waterhouse has been heard from for days. I'm wearing a tuxedo with a bullet-proof cummerbund. Who knows what will happen if Al Pacino doesn't win? See more »

Trivia:

In 1998 he was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Bing Crosby See more »

Nickname:

Old Ski Nose See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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