Bob Hope

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Bob Hope

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Bob Hope

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 29, 1903
Date of Passing: July 27, 2003
Birthplace: Eltham, London, England

Bob Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author.

With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books.

The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.

Bob Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author.

With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books.

The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.

Hope's career in broadcasting began on radio in 1934. He continued his lucrative career in radio through to the 1950s, when radio's popularity began being overshadowed by the upstart television medium. Hope did many specials for the NBC television network in the following decades, beginning in April 1950.

Bob Hope was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987.

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The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
The Power of TV - American Masters: This is Bob Hope
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Linda Hope and Conan O'Brien meet backstage for the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Linda Hope, Jo Anne Worley and Tony Mantalto attend a VIP reception for  the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Michael Kantor, Conan O'Brien, Linda Hope and John Scheinfeld discuss the amazing life and accomplishments of Bob Hope during the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Conan O’Brien onstage at the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Linda Hope and Conan O'Brien stand next to a poster for the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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John Scheinfeld, Conan O'Brien, Michael Kantor, Linda Hope and Richard Zoglin pose backstage at the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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John Scheinfeld, Linda Hope and Richard Zoglin attend a VIP reception for the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Linda Hope with Television Academy Foundation Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & External Relations Karla Loor Kitchel, and Television Academy Foundation Executive Director Jodi Delaney at the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Linda Hope reminisces about her father's storied life and annual USO tours, at the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Linda Hope is seen backstage for the Television Academy Foundation's public program, “THE POWER OF TV -- AMERICAN MASTERS: This is Bob Hope...,” a special screening and discussion on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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 Angela Lansbury introduces presenter Bob Hope at the 45th annual Emmy Award ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 19, 1993

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