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Bob Hope House For Sale at $27.5 Million

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Bob Hope House For Sale at $27.5 Million
Dolores Hope wanted to live in Beverly Hills, but her funnyman husband, Bob Hope, had other ideas. "Every time I mentioned Beverly Hills, Bob would go out and buy another piece of property here," Dolores would say, waving a hand to indicate the vast spread that the two of them inhabited in the San Fernando Valley's Toluca Lake starting in 1939. Eventually the grounds surrounding their English-style manor swelled to 5.16 acres, and the family grew to include four children. The house grew, too, to 15,000 sq. ft., leaving Bob to joke that he needed a map just to find the way to his room.
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The Frantic Fight to Save Davy Jones: the 911 Call

The Frantic Fight to Save Davy Jones: the 911 Call
A frantic 911 call was placed after Monkees singer Davy Jones suffered a massive heart on Wednesday in Florida.

The distressed woman who dialed the emergency number pleaded for an ambulance to "hurry," before suggesting it might be faster to put Jones in a car and drive to the nearest hospital -- which was 27 miles away.

Jones had complained of breathing trouble early in the morning, and was later taken to a hospital in the town of Stuart,
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Singer Etta James Dead at 73

Singer Etta James Dead at 73
R&B great Etta James, best known for her classic song "At Last," has died from chronic leukemia. She was 73.

James had been struggling with the disease for several years. She died at a hospital in Riverside, Calif. with her husband of 41 years, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side.

Etta's longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon, said, "This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world.
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Stars We Lost in 2011

Stars We Lost in 2011
"Extra" takes a look back at Hollywood's beloved stars who passed away this year.

In Memoriam 2011Harry Morgan

"M*A*S*H" star Harry Morgan died [http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/12/mash_star_harry_morgan_dead_at_96.php] at the age of 96 on December 7, after suffering from pneumonia.

Patrice O'Neal

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died at the age of 41 [http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/11/charlie_sheen_others_pay_tribute_to_comedian_patrice_oneal.php] on November 29, from complications of a previous stroke.

Ken Russell

British director Ken Russell died [http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/11/director_ken_russell_dead_at_84.php] at the age of 84 on November 27, from a stroke.

Theodore Forstmann

"Top Chef" host
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Dolores Hope obituary

Singer and philanthropist who was married to Bob Hope for 69 years

The singer Dolores Hope, who has died at the age of 102, was known primarily for her 69-year marriage to the comedian Bob Hope, with whom she performed on television and in concerts for American troops stationed overseas. Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Dolores had always wanted to be a singer. Her husky voice and striking looks quickly brought her regular work under the stage name Dolores Reade (inspired by the Broadway star Florence Reed). In 1933, at the Vogue club in New York, Dolores's rendering of It's Only a Paper Moon captivated Hope, who was a rising Broadway star and performing in the musical comedy Roberta at the time. Hope became a constant visitor to the Vogue thereafter, and the couple married on 19 February 1934. Dolores joined his vaudeville show and they moved to Los Angeles.

She had been born Dolores DeFina in Harlem,
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Bob Hope's widow Dolores dies, aged 102

Bob Hope's widow Dolores dies, aged 102
Entertainer Bob Hope's widow Dolores has passed away at the age of 102. Dolores - who was also an entertainer herself - died on Monday at her California home, according to her publicist Harlan Boll. A cause of death has not yet been made public. Born Dolores DeFina in New York on May 27, 1909, the entertainer met Bob when he watched her sing at a nightclub in Manhattan in 1933, marrying him the following February. She joined her husband entertaining American service personnel overseas in the 1940s and they spent over half a century working together. During one of her husband's last (more)
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question of the day: Is the Hollywood Walk of Fame a relic of yesteryear... and how could we update it?

It seems that Jon Cryer got a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood yesterday. Now, I’ve got nothing against the guy, but when I saw that headline, I thought: How quaint! Walk of Fame? So 1950s. Indeed, my general feel of the thing turns out to be correct: the Walk dates from the 1950s. The Walk’s official Web site calls it “the world's most famous sidewalk,” which is sort of charming and small-town homey, and appropriate, perhaps, for Hollywood, which is its own kind of huge small town. The plaques embedded in the sidewalk do end up being used as memorials sometimes, which coincidentally also happened yesterday, when Bob Hope’s widow, Dolores Hope, passed away at the age of 102, and @wofstargirl tweeted:
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Bob Hope's Widow Dolores Dies, Aged 102

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Bob Hope's Widow Dolores Dies, Aged 102
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It feels like the end of an era as we hear that Dolores Hope, singer, vaudevillian and wife of comic and actor Bob Hope, has died at the age of 102.

Hope family spokesman Harlan Boll said Dolores died Monday of natural causes at her home in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles.

Born Dolores DeFina in The Bronx, New York in 1909, Dolores had a successful nightclub singing career under the name Dolores Reade.

She met Hope in 1933 when he saw her perform in the Vogue Club in New York City and they married in 1934. Dolores then joined Hope's vaudeville act before putting her career on hold so they could concentrate on his movie and TV career.

Dolores accompanied Hope on his U.S.O. Christmas tours to entertain the troops from the late 1940s onward, and she performed on his numerous NBC television specials.
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Dolores Hope Dies At 102

Dolores Hope Dies At 102
By Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press

Los Angeles — Dolores Hope, who was married to entertainer Bob Hope for 69 years and sang at his shows, has died at age 102.

Hope family spokesman Harlan Boll says Hope died Monday at home in Los Angeles. A specific cause of death was not available.

The death was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.

Bob Hope died in 2003 at age 100.

Dolores Reade was a nightclub singer before she married Bob Hope in 1934. She mostly stayed home with their children before Hope began his Christmas trips to entertain U.S. troops during World War II.

She sang for U.S. troops and on his television specials.

The Hopes made their last visit to troops overseas in 1990. Dolores Hope sang "White Christmas" in Saudi Arabia during the run-up to Operation Desert Storm.
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Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dead at 102

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Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dead at 102
Former singer Dolores Hope, widow of the late comedian Bob Hope, died peacefully at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif. on Monday, People.com reports. She was 102.

Born Dolores DeFina, she met Bob while singing in a Manhattan nightclub under the stage name Dolored Reade. The two married in 1934.

The couple traveled the world, while Bob entertained American servicemen overseas for the Uso during WWII.

They eventually settled down and had four children. Dolores was
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Bob Hope's wife Dolores dies at age 102

Bob Hope's wife Dolores dies at age 102
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Dolores Hope, the wife of late entertainer Bob Hope, died on Monday of natural causes at the age of 102, a family spokesman said.

Hope, a singer who put her career on hold after her marriage, died in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles, said spokesman Harlan Boll. Bob Hope, her husband of almost 70 years, died in July 2003 at the age of 100.

Dolores Hope had a singing career in New York before she met her entertainer husband and married him. Together, they moved to Los Angeles so he could pursue a career in film and television.

The couple raised four children and Dolores often accompanied Hope on his many visits to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

At the age of 83, she revived her singing career, recording several albums and performing with Rosemary Clooney. She made her last visit to U.S. servicemen at age 84, during the 1991 Gulf War,
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Dolores Hope, Bob Hope's widow, dead at 102

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Dolores Hope, who married entertainer Bob Hope in 1934, passed away Monday (Sept. 19) morning at the age of 102, according to Entertainment Tonight. People magazine reports that she died in her Toluca Lake, Calif., home.

Dolores was a performer in her own right, singing professionally on the New York night club circuit, when she met Hope in 1933. Born Dolores DeFina, she had taken on the stage name of Dolores Reade. According to People, on the night they met, Hope said, "I'm going to marry her."

Dolores gave up her career to raise the couple's four children together: Linda, Tony, Kelly and Nora. She often joined her husband on-stage entertaining the troops at Uso events and was involved in several charitable causes.
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Bob Hope's Widow Dead At 102

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Bob Hope's Widow Dead At 102
Legendary actor/funnyman Bob Hope's widow has died.

Dolores Hope died at her home in Toluca Lake, California on Monday at the age of 102.

She and Hope were married for 69 years before the Road To Bali star died in 2003, two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

A beloved philanthropist, Dolores started her career as a professional singer. She wed Hope in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1934. They later adopted four children.

She made history in 1990 when she became the first female entertainer allowed to perform in Saudi Arabia.

Dolores Hope ended her singing career with a string of hit festive albums.

Dolores Hope, Widow to Comic Legend Bob Hope, Dead at 102

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Dolores Hope, Widow to Comic Legend Bob Hope, Dead at 102
Dolores Hope, the widow of comedian Bob Hope, died Monday morning at her Toluca Lake, Calif. home, according to multiple reports. She was 102 years old. Born Dolores DeFina, she married Hope in 1934, and the two remained wed until the comedian's passing in 2003. According to People, the two met when Bob Hope wandered into a Manhattan nightclub where singer Dolores -- then known professionally as Dolores Reade -- was performing. Upon hearing Reade perform "It's Only a Paper Moon," Hope reportedly turned to his companion, dancer George Murphy, and told him,
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Dolores Hope, Wife Of Bob Hope, Dead At 102

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Bob Hope's widow, Dolores Hope, passed away this morning at the age of 102.

The wife of the TV host and frequent American troop entertainer was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily for the duration of her life, and constructed a chapel on her property when ill health overtook her and she was no longer able to drive.

Born in the Bronx, then-showgirl Dolores wedded Hope in 1934 and the two enjoyed 69 years of marriage until Bob Hope passed away in 2003. Despite her religious beliefs, Dolores was known as a fun-loving and colorful woman who enjoyed bourbon and entertaining, even in her later years. She occasionally accompanied her husband to entertain U.S. troops and in 1990 was the only female entertainer allowed to perform in Saudi Arabia.

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Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies

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Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies
Dolores Hope, the radiant wife of comedian Bob Hope, died peacefully Monday morning at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif., a family friend confirms to People. She was 102 and had been in relativity good health until the past few months. The former Dolores DeFina, born in the Bronx, was singing in a Manhattan nightclub under the professional name Dolores Reade when newcomer Bob Hope, after a performance in a Broadway show, walked into the club with the dancer George Murphy. Hearing Reade sing "It's Only a Paper Moon," Hope said to Murphy, "I'm going to marry her." He did, Feb.
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Dolores Hope -- Dead at 102

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Dolores Hope -- Bob Hope 's widow -- has died.  She was 102 years old. Dolores married Bob Hope in 1934 and the couple was married for 69 years, until Bob died in 2003. Sources tell us Dolores died this morning. Friends of Dolores tell TMZ, she was quite the character, frequently drinking bourbon and entertaining almost to the end of her life. Dolores was a devout Catholic, who drove herself to mass everyday at 7 Am, and when she
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Video: George Clooney backstage at the Emmys

Video: George Clooney backstage at the Emmys
Soon after receiving the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the Emmys, George Clooney chatted with reporters in the press room about his charity work childhood memories of Bob and Dolores Hope and his current opinion of hot political topics like gay marriage. (Sorry, but my camera only caught a the first four or five minutes of his discussion, then it ran out of memory!) Related Videos Video: 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul backstage at the Emmys Video: Jim Parsons backstage at the Emmys Video: Al Pacino backstage at the Emmys Video: 'Nurse Jackie' star Edie Falco backstage at the Emmys Get Gold Derby on Twitter. Join the Gold Derby Group at Facebook. Become friends with...
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Hope's Wife Suffers Suspected Stroke

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Hope's Wife Suffers Suspected Stroke
The wife of late comedy legend Bob Hope is resting at home following a dash to hospital in California.

Dolores Hope, who was married to the funnyman for 69 years, was taken to St. Josephs Hospital in Burbank by ambulance on Tuesday afternoon.

The 99-year-old is reported to have suffered a stroke at her San Fernando Valley home, according to website TMZ.com.

Hope was discharged later that day.

It comes just a day after an auction of Hope's belongings from the couple's marital home, including personal items such as hats, suits, sporting memorabilia and movie items which raised more than $600,000 (GBP352,000) for the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation.

No further details about Dolores' condition were known as WENN went to press.
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