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Happy Birthday, Bob (1978)

A 75th birthday salute to Bob Hope at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Director:

Bob Wynn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Anderson ... Self
Ann-Margret ... Self (archive footage)
Pearl Bailey ... Self
Lucille Ball ... Self
Christie Brinkley ... Self
Les Brown Les Brown ... Conductor
George Burns ... Self
The Carl Jablonski Dancers The Carl Jablonski Dancers ... Themselves
Johnny Carson ... Self
Jimmy Carter ... Self
Lynda Carter ... Self
Harry Wayne Casey ... Self (as KC and the Sunshine Band)
Charo ... Self
Bert Convy ... Self
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A 75th birthday salute to Bob Hope at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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Comedy

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Trivia

Although the broadcast took up three hours of prime time air (including commercials), some acts were left on the cutting room floor from the actual show. Via remote, Don Rickles plugged NBC's already canceled "CPO Sharkey." Fred Travalena's three appearances on the show were trimmed to one. His imitations of Frank Sinatra and Clint Eastwood were omitted, but his Jimmy Carter survived the cut. See more »

Quotes

Lucille Ball: I starred with Bob in four pictures and they were all fun, frantic, and foolish.
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Connections

Referenced in Happy Birthday, Bob! (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Stop and Smell the Roses
Written by Mac Davis and Doc Severinsen
Sung by Mac Davis
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Very entertaining
31 March 2005 | by edmundcgSee all my reviews

A good intro to the comic genius Bob Hope. His life story is told by friends in songs and in pictures and we get a glimpse into the life (at least the movie and entertainment side of it) of a comedian. The big bonus in this TV special is that the friends are luminaries themselves: George Burns, Lucille Ball and Sammy Davis Jr., to name a few. Hope's childhood, early years and later success is documented in a vaudeville style.I especially liked the segments on the "Road Pictures" as presented by Dorothy Lamour. For those unfamiliar with these hilarious movies featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, the plot is simple: Bing thinks Lamour is his girl, Hope thinks Lamour is his girl, and Lamour thinks she's Bing' girl or Hope's girl or both. They encounter adventures and misadventures and all with "a laugh, a song, and a dance".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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