Bob Hope

Comedian, Actor, Vaudevillian
Over the course of a career that spanned more than 60 years, actor-comedian- humanitarian-noted golf enthusiast, Bob Hope came to be regarded as not only a legendary entertainer, but a veritable American institution ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1903 in Eltham, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (351)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Alive! at the Hollywood Palladium 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 107th Tournament of Roses Parade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: Memories of World War II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked News 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Birthday Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Christmas Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope: Thanks For the Memories 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Cross-Country Christmas 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember Pearl Harbor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1992 (Tv Show)

Voice

A Salute to America's Pets 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show From Bermuda 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas at the Movies 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood's Welcome Home Desert Storm Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Crosby Clambake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Dinah 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Love Affair With Lucy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Conversation With Cassini 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Center 25th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Easter Vacation in the Bahamas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Super Bowl Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Hope News Network 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Hollywood 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Olympic Festival: Opening Ceremonies 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Christmas Show 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembering Bing 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Show in Town 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

98th Tournament of Roses Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertaining the Troops 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Going Hollywood: The War Years 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

52nd Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 90th Birthday Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 97th Tournament of Roses Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Christmas Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Comedy Salute To the Soaps 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' How to Live to Be 100 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners Reunion 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Goes to College 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stars Over Texas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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A Love Letter to Jack Benny 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope For President 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Funny Valentine 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in the Star-Makers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Debby Boone: The Same Old Brand New Me 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucy Moves to NBC 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (01/28/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (03/02/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (05/14/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (10/18/78) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

Ice Cream Vendor (Actor)

A Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Osmond Brothers Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Ann-Margret... Rhinestone Cowgirl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The First 50 Years 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys" 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Christmas Party 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Merry Christmas From the Crosbys 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Play It Again, Uncle Sam 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Comedy Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Donny and Marie Osmond Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby and His Friends 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope on Campus 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Hearts and Minds 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

It's Showtime 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Special (09/25/74) 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (12/15/74) 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Stars and Stripes Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

A Show Business Salute to Milton Berle 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Cancel My Reservation 1974 (Movie)

Dan Bartlett (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (09/26/73) 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (11/13/73) 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/09/73) 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Ann-Margret -- When You're Smiling 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Handle a Woman 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Jack Benny's First Farewell Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/17/73) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (02/08/73) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (03/07/73) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (04/19/73) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (10/05/72) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/10/72) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Stars and Stripes Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby and His Friends 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Disney World: a Gala Opening 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/17/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (03/13/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (04/10/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (04/27/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (11/07/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/09/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Stars and Stripes Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/14/71) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (02/15/71) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (04/05/71) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (11/16/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (12/07/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Raquel 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Roberta 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Goulet Show Starring Robert Goulet 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/14/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/15/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (02/16/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (03/18/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (04/13/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

Frank Benson (Actor)

The Ann-Margret Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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The Bing Crosby Show (10/23/68) 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/16/69) 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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For Love Or $$$ 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/18/68) 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (09/20/67) 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 1968 (Movie)

Master Sgt Dan O'Farrell (Actor)

The Royal Follies of 1933 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

And Debbie Makes Six 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Murder At NBC 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950 - 1956, 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

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The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Eight on the Lam 1966 (Movie)

Henry Dimsdale (Actor)

Russian Roulette 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/19/66) 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (09/29/65) 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Jack Benny Special 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 1965 (Movie)

Tom Meade (Actor)

Have Girls -- Will Travel 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Not With My Wife, You Don't 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

himself (Actor)

Her School For Bachelors 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Take Sweden 1964 (Movie)

Bob Holcomb (Actor)

The Bing Crosby Show (02/15/64) 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/17/64) 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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The House Next Door 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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The Seven Little Foys 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

Frank Larrimore (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/16/63) 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Benny Hour 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Me Bwana 1962 (Movie)

Matt Merriwether (Actor)

Critic's Choice 1962 (Movie)

Parker Ballantine (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/24/62) 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Bachelor in Paradise 1961 (Movie)

Adam J Niles (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/11/61) 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (02/15/61) 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

Chester Babcock (Actor)

The Arthur Murray Party For Bob Hope 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/13/60) 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

Larry Gilbert (Actor)

Frances Langford Presents 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Roberta 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/16/59) 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

Milford Farnsworth (Actor)

Paris Holiday 1958 (Movie)

Robert Leslie Hunter (Actor)

The Five Pennies 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beau James 1957 (Movie)

Jimmy Walker (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/25/57) 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

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That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

Francis X Dignan (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (02/07/56) 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iron Petticoat 1956 (Movie)

Chuck Lockwood (Actor)

Dateline 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

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Entertainment 1955 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

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Operation Entertainment 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/09/55) 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

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The Seven Little Foys 1955 (Movie)

Eddie Foy (Actor)

Casanova's Big Night 1954 (Movie)

Pippo Popolino (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/26/54) 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (11/17/53) 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

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Off Limits 1953 (Movie)

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Son of Paleface 1953 (Movie)

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The All-Star Revue 1950 - 1953 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (01/04/53) 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

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Here Come the Girls 1952 (Movie)

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Road to Bali 1952 (Movie)

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Sound Off Time 1951 - 1952 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (03/09/52) 1951 - 1952 (TV Show)

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My Favorite Spy 1951 (Movie)

Peanuts White/Eric Augustine (Actor)

Fancy Pants 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (04/09/50) 1949 - 1950 (TV Show)

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The Lemon Drop Kid 1950 (Movie)

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Sorrowful Jones 1949 (Movie)

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The Great Lover 1949 (Movie)

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The Paleface 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Favorite Brunette 1947 (Movie)

Ronnie Jackson (Actor)

Road to Rio 1947 (Movie)

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Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

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Where There's Life 1947 (Movie)

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Monsieur Beaucaire 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Road to Utopia 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Duffy's Tavern 1945 (Movie)

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The Princess and the Pirate 1943 (Movie)

Sylvester the Great (Actor)

Let's Face It 1942 (Movie)

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They Got Me Covered 1942 (Movie)

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My Favorite Blonde 1941 (Movie)

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Road to Morocco 1941 (Movie)

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Star Spangled Rhythm 1941 (Movie)

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Caught in the Draft 1940 (Movie)

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Louisiana Purchase 1940 (Movie)

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Nothing But the Truth 1940 (Movie)

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Road to Zanzibar 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Road to Singapore 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ghost Breakers 1939 (Movie)

Larry Lawrence (Actor)

Never Say Die 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Some Like It Hot 1938 (Movie)

Nicky Nelson (Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1938 (Movie)

Wallie Campbell (Actor)

College Swing 1937 (Movie)

Bud Brady (Actor)

Give Me a Sailor 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thanks For the Memory 1937 (Movie)

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 1937 (Movie)

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A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

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Irving Berlin's America (TV Show)

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Laughing Matters (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Show (TV Show)

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The Stars and Stripes Show (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Will Rogers (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

United We Stand (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Cancel My Reservation 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paris Holiday 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Paris Holiday 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Over the course of a career that spanned more than 60 years, actor-comedian- humanitarian-noted golf enthusiast, Bob Hope came to be regarded as not only a legendary entertainer, but a veritable American institution. Getting his start on the vaudeville circuit of the late-1920s, he eventually broke through on the Broadway stage in such productions as 1933's "Roberta" and 1936's "Red, Hot and Blue." He began hosting his own long-running radio program on NBC the following year and by 1938 had made the jump to Hollywood. Although he would eventually appear in more than 50 feature films, the funnyman with the ski-slope nose would be most remembered for his wise-cracking antics alongside his perfect foil Bing Crosby and their sarong-clad lust object Dorothy Lamour in "Road to Singapore" (1940) and the successful franchise it spawned. In addition to the seven highly popular "Road to " movies, Hope also proved to be a top box office draw as a solo act in comedies like "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944) and "The Paleface" (1948). Beginning in the early-1940s and continuing well into the 1990s, Hope - ever-present golf club in hand - was a welcome comic relief for troops stationed abroad in times of war and peace as he tirelessly toured with the USO during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars and beyond. By the time the venerable entertainer reached his 100th year, generations of fans could only express their gratitude with a refrain from Hope's most popular tune, "Thanks for the Memories."

Relationships

Dolores Hope Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 19, 1934 until his death July 27, 2003

William Hope

Father

Avis Hope

Mother
ran boarding-house

Kelly Hope

Daughter
adopted

Linda Hope

Daughter
adopted

Nora Hope

Daughter
adopted

Anthony Hope

Son
adopted

Jim Hope

Brother
wrote memoir about family, "Mother Had Hopes"

Milestones

1995

String of annual NBC Christmas shows broken

1993

Awarded his fourth star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1970

Applied for visa to Hanoi to negotiate release of US prisoners

1963

Hosted "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre"; appearing often in the anthological offerings

1962

Made last "Road" film, "Road to Hong Kong"

1953

NBC broadcast first of Hope's annual Christmas specials

1950

Hosted "Star Spangled Revue"

1948

Initiated first of numerous Christmas shows for armed forces personnel abroad

1947

Cut the ribbon on the first Los Angeles TV broadcast--at KTLA

1941

Made first trip with USO, visting army bases in England, North Africa and Sicily

1940

Began entertaining US troops at March Field in Riverside, California, in May

1940

First "Road" film teaming him with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, "Road to Singapore"

1938

Film acting debut in "The Big Broadcast of 1938"; sang (with Shirley Ross) what was to become his signature song, "Thanks for the Memory"; became host of NBC Radio's "The Pepsodent Show"--Hope's NBC radio show would last until the 1950s in one form or ano

1933

Broadway acting debut in "Roberta"

1927

Appeared in the stage production of "Sidewalks of New York"

1914

Won contest as Chaplin imitator (date approximate)

1907

Immigrated to USA aged four

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio

Began performing in vaudeville

Bonus Trivia

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Received special silver plaque from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1940, presented "in recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry".

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In 1944, Hope was presented with a Lifetime Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "for his many services to the Academy".

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Hope received a gold medal from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1966 "for unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy".

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"He works to anybody. He works to his janitor, to the band, to five people in the audience. You call him up and he'll tell you three jokes before you say hello. You've never met a man who likes a joke better than Bob Hope." -- Mort Lachman, Hope writer and producer, in Daily Variety, December 18, 1992.

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He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987

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Hope was the subject of a 1979 tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center

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In 1995, he was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton

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In 1995, for the first time in 45 years, Hope did not headline a Christmas special on NBC.

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Hope is the most famous resident of the Toluca Lake section of Los Angeles (adjacent to Burbank). This was confirmed in the 1980s when a long-lost friend of NBC publicist Kit Haralson, who lived not far from Hope's estate, received a letter from a long-lost high school chum merely addressed to her "near Bob Hope's house in Toluca Lake."

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One enters NBC's Burbank Studios off a Burbank street named in honor of Hope.

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Hope was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) for his fifty years on television on May 30, 1996.

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Received honorary British knighthood in May 1998

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