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Bob Hope

Entertainer Bob Hope

Full Name: Leslie Townes Hope
Profession: Entertainer

United States of America
United Kingdom

Why Famous: Hugely popular entertainer known for his performances to the US military and double-acts with Bing Crosby.

Born: May 29, 1903
Birthplace: Eltham, London, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 27, 2003 (aged 100)

Married Life

  • 1934-02-19 US entertainer Bob Hope weds fellow entertainer Dolores DeFina

Events in the Life of Bob Hope

  • 1920-12-20 Bob Hope becomes an American citizen
  • 1930-11-18 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
  • 1935-01-04 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
  • 1940-03-14 "The Road to Singapore" directed by Victor Schertzinger starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, first of seven such films premieres
  • 1941-05-06 At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show
  • 1950-04-09 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
  • 1956-05-22 "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

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