Bob Hope’s widow dead at 102

Dolores Hope died at her home in Toluca Lake, California on Monday (19Sep11) at the age of 102.

She and Hope were married for 69 years before the Road To Bali star died in 2003, two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

A beloved philanthropist, Dolores started her career as a professional singer. She wed Hope in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1934. They later adopted four children.

She made history in 1990 when she became the first female entertainer allowed to perform in Saudi Arabia.

Dolores Hope ended her singing career with a string of hit festive albums.