Bob Hope (I) (1903–2003)

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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 USA in 1908. After some years onstage as a... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 38 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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The Ghost Breakers Larry Lawrence
The Cat and the Canary Wally Campbell
My Favorite Brunette Ronnie Jackson
Road to Bali Harold Gridley


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 1994 That Little Monster
Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Lisa the Beauty Queen (1992) ... Bob Hope (voice)
 1991 Roseanne (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Tolerate Thy Neighbor (1991) ... Bob Hope (uncredited)
 1989 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- You Gotta Have Hope (1989) ... Bob Hope
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
- Heaven Nose, Mister Smith (1988) ... Sycopomp
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Dan Dolan
 1985 Spies Like Us
Bob Hope
 1979 Tweet's Ladies of Pasadena
Bob Hope on Parade (uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Ice Cream Vendor
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- The Hollywood Story (1974) ... Bob Hope (uncredited)
 1972 Cancel My Reservation
Dan Bartlett
 1968-1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Raquel Welch (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Diana Ross and Michael Caine (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Abbe Lane (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Barbara Feldon (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1971 Julia (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Cool Hand Bruce (1971) ... Bob Hope (uncredited)
 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
- 99 Loses Control (1968) ... Room Service Attendant (uncredited)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Makeup Man
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Makeup Man
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Henry Dimsdale
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Library Patron
- Little Miss Fixit (1967) ... Library Patron
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Spectator / Les Haines / Horatio Lovelace / ...
- The Blue-Eyed Horse (1966) ... Spectator (uncredited)
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... Les Haines
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Horatio Lovelace
- Her School for Bachelors (1964) ... Monte Collins
- The House Next Door (1963) ... George Warren
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
 1966 The Oscar
Bob Hope (uncredited)
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Bob Holcomb
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Jack Makes a Comedy Record (1964) ... Bob Hope
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Plumber's Assistant
- Lucy and the Plumber (1964) ... Plumber's Assistant
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
Bill Blakley
 1964 A Global Affair
Frank Larrimore
 1963 Call Me Bwana
 1963 Critic's Choice
Parker Ballantine
 1958-1962 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Danny and Bob Get Away from It All (1962) ... Bob Hope
- Tonoose, the Liar (1960) ... Bob Hope (uncredited)
- Bob Hope and Danny Become Directors (1959) ... Bob Hope
- The Bob Hope Show (1958) ... Bob Hope
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Chester Babcock
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mary's Other Boyfriend
- A Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Mary's Other Boyfriend
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Adam J. Niles
 1960 The Facts of Life
Larry Gilbert
 1959 The Five Pennies
Bob Hope - Leaving Brown Derby Restaurant (uncredited)
 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 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Bob Hope
- Lucy and Bob Hope (1956) ... Bob Hope
 1956 The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- Secrets (1956) ... Hotel Guest
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Captain 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)
 1952 Off Limits
Wally Hogan
 1952 Road to Bali
Harold Gridley
 1952 Son of Paleface
Peter Potter Jr.
 1952 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball (Short)
Bob Hope
 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
 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 Variety Girl
Bob Hope
 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 the Great
 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)
 1936 Shop Talk (Short)
Robert Hope Jr. (as Robert Hope)
 1935 Double Exposure (Short)
Photographer / Robert
 1935 Watch the Birdie (Short)
 1935 The Old Grey Mayor (Short)
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short)
Peter Forbes
 1934 Soup for Nuts (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1934 Going Spanish (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (70 credits)
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[when asked why he didn't run for President of the United States] I thought about it. But my wife said she wouldn't want to move into a smaller house. See more »


In 1997 Congress named Hope an honorary U.S. veteran, citing his decades of entertaining troops around the world. He is the only person to receive that distinction. See more »


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