Charles Lee

Comedy writer, Screenwriter
This veteran comedy writer worked with comedian Bob Hope for 32 years. Lee's association with Hope began in the mid-1940s and continued through the mid-70s. Lee specialized in comic monologues and worked on Hope's ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1914

Filmography

Writer (18)

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Christmas Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

Roberta 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Roberta 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (2)

Break a Leg 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Time to Die 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

The Tender Warrior 1969 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

Biography

This veteran comedy writer worked with comedian Bob Hope for 32 years. Lee's association with Hope began in the mid-1940s and continued through the mid-70s. Lee specialized in comic monologues and worked on Hope's films, TV specials, public appearances, and newspaper columns. Lee also traveled with Hope as he entertained the troops in Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, and Greenland.

Relationships

Eleanor Lee

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1958

Worked as one of six writers for the NBC-TV adaptation of the musical "Roberta"

Served in the US Army during World War II

Began writing for Bob Hope in the 1940s

Wrote for the Kate Smith and Kay Kyser radio shows in NYC

Wrote a column for the GI newspaper, "Stars and Stripes"

Worked as a staff writer for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show"

Scripted an episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Wrote for "The Des O'Connor Show" on British TV

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