Bop Hope was a British born American entertainer and comic actor known for his jokes and one-liners, as well as his success in the entertainment industry and his decades of overseas tours to entertain American troops. Hope received numerous awards and honors for his work as an entertainer and humanitarian. He is also well known in the field of stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven “Road” musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope’s top-billed partner. He is also well known for hosting the Academy Awards 19 times, more than nay other hosts. He has appeared in many stages productions and television roles and wrote 14 books. The song “Thanks for the Memory” was his signature tune. Hope was born in the Eltham district of southeast London, arrived in the United States with his family at the age of four, and grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. Bob Hope was amongst the 20,000 burlesque performers acting in the 1920s. Many of these actors were, like Hope, recent newcomers to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a “foreigner” in America. Throughout his remarkable professional career of nearly seventy years, Bob Hope followed the arts he learned in vaudeville and continued a variety of entertainment traditions in stage musical comedy, motion pictures, radio, television, and the live appearances he made around the world in support of American armed forces. Today, the stage variety show is mostly a memory but its influence is pervasive thanks to the long and rich careers of vaudeville veterans like Bob Hope.
|Born on||29 May 1903|
|Born in||Eltham, London, United Kingdom|
|Died on||27 July 2003|
|Died in||Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Profession||Comedian, Golfer, Actor, Film Producer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Athlete, Lineman, Butcher|
|Age||100 at the time of death|
|Father||William Henry Hope|
|Mother||Avis Townes Hope|
|Wife / Spouse||Dolores Hope (M. 1934–2003), |
Grace Louise Troxell (M. 1933–1934)
|Children’s||Anthony J. Hope, |
William Kelly Francis Hope
Bob Hope Net Worth
Bob Hope net worth: Bob Hope was a British-born American comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and author who had a net worth of $150 million at the time of his death. Bob hope died in July 2003 at the age of 100.
Bob Hope Awards & Nominations
- He received the Academy Honorary Award ‘in recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry’ in 1941
- He received the Academy Honorary Award ‘for his many services to the Academy’ in 1945
- He received the Academy Honorary Award ‘for his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise’ in 1953
- He received the Special Golden Globe Award for the category of ‘An Ambassador of Goodwill’in 1958
- At the 1960 Academy Awards he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
- He was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Award ceremony in 1963
- He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by then-President John F. Kennedy for ‘service to his country’ in 1963
- He received the Academy Honorary Award ‘for unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy’in 1966
- He received the Primetime Emmy Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Variety Special’ for ‘Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater’ in 1966
- On June 10, 1980, he was conferred the United States Air Force Order of the Sword, he is the only civilian to receive this honor.
Bob Hope Personal Life
- Bob Hope was a boxer for a brief period in his life, after which he also played golf.
- In 1933, he married his girlfriend Grace Louise Troxell, his vaudeville partner, and the couple divorced in 1934.
- In 1934, he married Dolores Reade and the couple adopted four children. They remained together until his death.
- In 2000, he was hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding, and the following year he suffered from pneumonia.
- He was the chairman of ‘Fight For Sight’, a non-profit organization that funds medical research in vision and ophthalmology.
- He died at the age of 100 at his home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, and he was laid to rest at the Memorial Garden at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles.
- In 1997, ‘USNS Bob Hope’, the U.S. Military Sealift Command was named in his honor.
- The Bob Hope Classic, a professional golf tournament played annually in California was named in his honor.
Bob Hope Movies List
- Road to Morocco in 1942
- The Paleface in 1948
- Road to Bali in 1952
- The Ghost Breakers in 1940
- My Favorite Brunette in 1947
- The Cat and the Canary in 1939
- Road to Utopia inn1945
- Son of Paleface in 1952
- Bachelor in Paradise 1961
- Road to Singapore in 1940
- The Facts of Life 1960
- Road to Rio in 1947
- The Lemon Drop Kid in 1951
- Road to Zanzibar in 1941
- Critic’s Choice (film) in 1963
- The Princess and the Pirate in 1944
- Fancy Pants (film)in 1950
- I’ll Take Sweden in 1965
- The Road to Hong Kong in 1962
- Alias Jesse James in 1959
- The Oscar (film) in 1966
- The Seven Little Foys in 1955
- My Favorite Blonde in 1942
- The Big Broadcast of 1938 in 1938
- The Iron Petticoat in 1956
- The Bob Hope Christmas Special Film
- Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! in 1966
- Nothing But the Truth 1941
- Never Say Die 1939
- Eight on the Lam in 1967
- Call Me Bwana in 1963
- Scared Stiff in 1953
- Cancel My Reservation in 1972
- My Favorite Spy in 1951
- Variety Girl in 1947
- Sorrowful Jones in 1949
- The Great Lover in 1949
- Thanks for the Memory (film) in 1938
- Star Spangled Rhythm in 1942
- Caught in the Draft in 1941
- Monsieur Beaucaire in 1946
- Casanova’s Big Night inn 1954
- Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie in 1994
- Off Limits 1953
- The Muppet Movie 1979
- Some Like It Hot 1939
- Spies Like Us in 1985
- The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell in 1968
- How to Commit Marriage in 1969.
- Paris Holiday 1958
- They Got Me Covered
Bob Hope Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
- People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy. – Bob Hope
- The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast. – Bob Hope
- You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope
- If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. – Bob Hope
- A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn? – Bob Hope
- I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. – Bob Hope
- If I have to lay an egg for my country, I’ll do it. – Bob Hope
- A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. – Bob Hope
- I love to go to Washington – if only to be near my money. – Bob Hope
- A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. – Bob Hope
- If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope
- I have a wonderful make-up crew. They’re the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. – Bob Hope
- When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. – Bob Hope