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An athlete, author, singer, comedian and actor, Leslie Townes Hope was born on 29 May 1903 in the suburban district of Eltham, London. Bob Hope had a career that spanned almost 80 years, appearing in more than 70 shorts and films and hosting Academy Awards 14 times. He also appeared in numerous television roles and stage productions, not to mention publishing a total of fourteen books. ‘Thanks for the Memory,’ is one of his hit songs that is regarded by many as his signature tune. He died on 27 July 2003.

So, how wealthy was Bob Hope by the time of his death? What was his net worth? Sources point out that Bob Hope was a wealthy individual with a net worth estimated to be more than $150 million. His involvement in comedy, acting and writing contributed hugely to his wealth, making him one of the richest celebrities in his time.

Bob Hope Net Worth $150 Million

Bob Hope was born to William Hope and Avis Townes as the fifth of seven children. In 1908, his family boarded SS Philadelphia and immigrated to the U.S., settling in Cleveland, Ohio. From the age of 12, he earned a few dollars performing comedy, dancing and singing along the Lunar Park area. He entered some amateur dancing and talent contests as Lester Hope, winning a prize in 1915 for impersonating Charlie Chaplin. As a kid, he joined the Boy’s Industrial School located in Lancaster, Ohio.

In his early 20s, Bob worked as a lineman and also a butcher’s assistant, before finally getting into the show business, when Fatty Arbuckle, a silent film comedian, noticed him in 1925. In 1929, he changed his first name from Leslie to Bob, a name believed to be of a racer driver called Bob Burman. In 1934, he started performing on radio, switching to TV when the medium became more popular in the 50s. In 1954, he started doing TV specials, including hosting 18 Academy Awards between 1941-1978.

In film, Bob hope signed a lucrative contract with Educational Pictures for six films, starting with a comedy called ‘Going Spanish’ that was released in 1934. He signed another deal with Warner Brothers, performing Broadways shows and making movies. In 1938, he was signed by Paramount Pictures and he moved to Hollywood to make the film ‘The Big Broadcast of 1938.’ His signature song ‘Thanks for the Memory’ was first introduced in that film. As a film star, Bob is best known for starring in the ‘Road’ series of comedies with Bing Crosby, such as ‘My Favorite,’ ‘Road to Singapore,’ ‘Road to Morocco,’ ‘Road to Zanzibar,’ ‘Road to Rio,’ and ‘Road to Utopia.’ Between the years 1938 and1972, he also starred in over 50 theatrical features and short films. Beginning April 1960, Hope also did numerous specials for NBC.

When the World War II started in September 1939, Bob volunteered to perform to the passengers of RMS Queen Mary. On 6 May 1941, he performed the first USO show at March Field, California. He then travelled with troops, entertaining them as they went to fight during World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War and the last phase of the Lebanese Civil War. This made him extremely popular and loved, plus increasing his net worth.

When it comes to honors and awards, Bob Hope was one of the most recognized actors of his time. In his career he was rewarded with more than 2,000 awards and honors, which include an amazing 54 honorary doctorates. President John F. Kennedy gave him the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal in 1963 for his service to the country. He was bestowed another award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Lyndon Johnson in 1969 for services he had committed to do for the armed forces throughout USO. Other notable awards he received include Jefferson’s Awards, National Medal of Arts, and five Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences honorary Awards.

In his personal life, Bob Hope married his first wife, Grace Louise Troxell, in January 1933, but the couple divorced after one year (1934). In February that same year, he married Dolores Reade, and the two adopted four children: Eleanora, Kelly, Tony and Linda. They lived first in Manhattan before moving to Toluca Lake, California in 1937, where they lived until the time of his death.

Bob hope remained in great health until his old age, when he admitted to hospital due to gastrointestinal bleeding and later pneumonia. On 27 July 2003, he succumbed to pneumonia while at his home located in Toluca Lake.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Highway to Heaven 1988 TV Series Sycopomp
A Masterpiece of Murder 1986 TV Movie Dan Dolan
Spies Like Us 1985 Bob Hope
Bob Hope in the Starmakers 1980 TV Movie Miles Baudac
The Toni Tennille Show 1980 TV Series
The Muppet Movie 1979 Ice Cream Vendor
3 Girls 3 1977 TV Series
Cancel My Reservation 1972 Dan Bartlett
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series
Julia 1971 TV Series Bob Hope
Roberta 1969 TV Movie Huckleberry Haines
How to Commit Marriage 1969 Frank Benson
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 1968 Sgt. Dan O'Farrell
Get Smart 1968 TV Series Room Service Attendant
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Makeup Man
Eight on the Lam 1967 Henry Dimsdale
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963-1966 TV Series Spectator / Van Smirtch / Les Haines / ...
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 1966 Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
I'll Take Sweden 1965 Bob Holcomb
The Jack Benny Program 1964 TV Series Bob Hope
The Lucy Show 1964 TV Series Plumber's Assistant
Mr. and Mrs. 1964 TV Movie Bill Blakley
A Global Affair 1964 Frank Larrimore
Call Me Bwana 1963 Matt
Critic's Choice 1963 Parker Ballantine
The Road to Hong Kong 1962 Chester Babcock
Make Room for Daddy 1958-1962 TV Series Bob Hope
Bachelor in Paradise 1961 Adam J. Niles
The Facts of Life 1960 Larry Gilbert
Alias Jesse James 1959 Milford Farnsworth
Roberta 1958 TV Movie Huckleberry Haines
Paris Holiday 1958 Robert Leslie Hunter
Beau James 1957 Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch 1956 Short Influential Man
The Charles Farrell Show 1956 TV Series Hotel Guest
The Iron Petticoat 1956 Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
That Certain Feeling 1956 Francis X. Dignan
Lux Video Theatre 1955 TV Series Lux Video Theatre Guest
The Seven Little Foys 1955 Eddie Foy
Casanova's Big Night 1954 Pippo Popolino
Here Come the Girls 1953 Stanley Snodgrass
Scared Stiff 1953 Skeleton (uncredited)
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Guest Comedian
Off Limits 1952 Wally Hogan
Road to Bali 1952 Harold Gridley
Son of Paleface 1952 Peter Potter Jr.
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 Spectator (uncredited)
My Favorite Spy 1951 Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
The Lemon Drop Kid 1951 Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid
Fancy Pants 1950 Humphrey
The Great Lover 1949 Freddie Hunter
Sorrowful Jones 1949 Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones
The Paleface 1948 'Painless' Peter Potter
Road to Rio 1947 Hot Lips Barton
Where There's Life 1947 Michael Joseph Valentine
Variety Girl 1947 Bob Hope
My Favorite Brunette 1947 Ronnie Jackson
Monsieur Beaucaire 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Road to Utopia 1945 Chester Hooton
Hollywood Victory Caravan 1945 Short Bob Hope
The Princess and the Pirate 1944 Sylvester the Great
Let's Face It 1943 Jerry Walker
They Got Me Covered 1943 Robert Kittredge
My Favorite Blonde 1942 Larry Haines
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies
Louisiana Purchase 1941 Jim Taylor
Nothing But the Truth 1941 Steve Bennett
Caught in the Draft 1941 Don Bolton
Road to Zanzibar 1941 Fearless
The Ghost Breakers 1940 Larry Lawrence
Road to Singapore 1940 Ace Lannigan
The Cat and the Canary 1939 Wally Campbell
Some Like It Hot 1939 Nicky Nelson
Never Say Die 1939 John Kidley
Thanks for the Memory 1938/II Steve Merrick
Give Me a Sailor 1938 Jim Brewster
College Swing 1938 Bud Brady
The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938 Buzz Fielding
Calling All Tars 1936 Short Bobby
Shop Talk 1936 Short Robert Hope Jr.
Double Exposure 1935 Short Photographer / Robert
Watch the Birdie 1935 Short Bob
The Old Grey Mayor 1935 Short Bob
Paree, Paree 1934 Short Peter
Soup for Nuts 1934 Short Master of Ceremonies
Going Spanish 1934 Short Bob
That Little Monster 1994 Bob Hope / Bob (uncredited)
Bob Hope's Cross-Country Christmas 1991 TV Movie
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties 1989 Video

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bates Motel 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock the Casbah 2013 performer: "The Road to Morocco" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary performer: "Mairzy Doats" - uncredited
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show 1988 TV Movie performer: "Silver Bells"
Dolly 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special 1977 TV Special performer: "Silver Bells", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's Showtime 1976 Documentary performer: "A Four-Legged Friend" - uncredited
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special performer: "That's Entertainment!"
The Bob Hope Show 1957-1970 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
How to Commit Marriage 1969 performer: "Dream"
The Ann-Margret Show 1968 TV Special performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Thanks for the Memory", "Forty-Second Street", "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - uncredited
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 1968 performer: "Welcome Pretty Lady"
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special performer: "Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Ricotta" - uncredited
I'll Take Sweden 1965 performer: "Nothing Can Compare with You" - uncredited
The Jack Benny Program 1962-1964 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bob Hope Comedy Special 1963 TV Special performer: "Jimmy Crack Corn"
Call Me Bwana 1963 performer: "Call Me Bwana", "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
The Road to Hong Kong 1962 performer: "Teamwork", "The Road to Hong Kong"
Make Room for Daddy 1962 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bobby Darin and Friends 1961 TV Special performer: "Down by the Old Mill Stream" uncredited, "Makin' Whoopee", "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home"
Alias Jesse James 1959 performer: "Ain't-a-Hankerin'"
The Jack Benny Hour 1959/I TV Special performer: "Everybody Loves to Take a Bow" - uncredited
The Edsel Show 1957 TV Special performer: "We're Off on the Road to Morocco" - uncredited
I Love Lucy 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That Certain Feeling 1956 performer: "That Certain Feeling"
The Seven Little Foys 1955 performer: "Mary's a Grand Old Name", "I'm the Greatest Father Of Them All", "The Irish Washerwoman", "Row, Row, Row", "Chinatown, My Chinatown", "Nobody" - uncredited
Casanova's Big Night 1954 performer: "Tic-A-Tic-A-Tic"
Here Come the Girls 1953 performer: "Ya Got Class", "It's Torment"
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special performer: "Am I in Love?"
Road to Bali 1952 performer: "CHICAGO STYLE", "HOOT MON", "THE MERRY GO RUNAROUND", "The Whiffenpoof Song" uncredited
Son of Paleface 1952 performer: "Buttons and Bows", "Four Legged Friend", "Wing-Ding Tonight", "Am I In Love", "There's a Cloud in My Valley of Sunshine", "What a Dirty Shame", "In the Cool Cool of the Evening" uncredited
My Favorite Spy 1951 performer: "I WIND UP - TAKING A FALL"
The Lemon Drop Kid 1951 performer: "Silver Bells", "It Doesn't Cost a Dime To Dream", "They Obviously Want Me To Sing"
Fancy Pants 1950 performer: "Home Cookin'"
The Great Lover 1949 performer: "LUCKY US!"
Sorrowful Jones 1949 performer: "Rock-a-Bye Bangtail" - uncredited
The Paleface 1948 performer: "Buttons and Bows", "Meetcha Round The Corner"
Road to Rio 1947 performer: "BATUQUE NIO MORRO" [Jam Session in the Hills]
Variety Girl 1947 performer: "TIGER RAG", "HARMONY"
Road to Utopia 1945 "Bridal Chorus Here Comes the Bride" 1850 / lyrics: "Good Time Charlie" 1946 / performer: "Put It There, Pal" 1946, "It's Anybody's Spring" 1946
The All-Star Bond Rally 1945 Short lyrics: "Thanks for the Memory" - uncredited / performer: "Thanks for the Memory" - uncredited
They Got Me Covered 1943 "Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day" 1931, uncredited
Strictly G.I. 1943 Short performer: "Thanks for the Memory"
Road to Morocco 1942 "Moonlight Becomes You" 1942 / performer: " We're Off on the Road to Morocco" 1942
Road to Zanzibar 1941 "IT'S ALWAYS YOU", "ROCKABYE BABY", uncredited / performer: "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME HOME, SWEET HOME"
The Ghost Breakers 1940 performer: "Thanks for the Memory" 1938 - uncredited
Road to Singapore 1940 performer: "Sweet Potato Piper" 1940
Some Like It Hot 1939 performer: "The Lady's in Love with You"
Thanks for the Memory 1938/II performer: "Two Sleepy People", "Thanks for the Memory"
College Swing 1938 performer: "How'dja Like To Love Me"
The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938 performer: "THANKS FOR THE MEMORY" 1937 - uncredited
Paree, Paree 1934 Short performer: "You Do Something to Me", "You've Got That Thing" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta from San Antonio 1992 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's America: Red, White and Beautiful 1992 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's Christmas Special from Waikoloa, Hawaii 1989 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World in Eight Days 1988 TV Special executive producer
NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Bob Hope's Tropical Comedy Special from Tahiti 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer 1986 TV Special executive producer
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1986 TV Movie producer
Bob Hope's Royal Command Performance from Sweden 1986 TV Movie producer
Bob Hope's All-Star Superbowl Party 1986 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's Comedy Salute to the Soaps 1985 TV Movie executive producer
Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut 1984 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood 1983 TV Movie executive producer
Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party 1983 TV Special producer
Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala 1982 TV Movie producer
Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year 1981 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It! 1981 TV Special executive producer
Spring Fling of Glamour and Comedy 1981 TV Movie producer
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars 1980 executive producer
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1980 TV Special executive producer
Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special 1978 TV Special executive producer
The Bob Hope Show 1961-1977 TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe 1977 TV Special executive producer
Joys 1976 TV Special executive producer
Cancel My Reservation 1972 executive producer
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show 1972 TV Special executive producer
Roberta 1969 TV Movie producer
The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1968 TV Special executive producer
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special executive producer
Alias Jesse James 1959 executive producer
Paris Holiday 1958 producer
My Favorite Brunette 1947 producer - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series story - 1 episode
Paris Holiday 1958 story - as Robert Hope
My Favorite Brunette 1947 contributing writer to golf scenes - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
There Were Times, Dear 1985 TV Movie funding source

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina 2003 Documentary dedicatee
This Is Elvis 1981 the producers gratefully acknowledge

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Conversation with Dinah 1989 TV Series Himself (1990)
Hollywood Star Spangled Revue 1966 Short Himself
Bob Hope's Easter Vacation in the Bahamas 1989 TV Movie Himself - Host
Danny Thomas Special: On the Road to Lebanon 1966 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1988 TV Special Himself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Himself - Host & Honorary Gold Medal Recipient
Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Oscar 1966 Himself (uncredited)
Entertaining the Troops 1988 Documentary Himself
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show 1966 TV Special documentary Himself
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1988 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope Christmas Show 1965 TV Movie Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Special Himself
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special Bob Hope / Marcello
Dolly 1988 TV Series Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1963-1965 TV Series Himself
America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Host
Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World in Eight Days 1988 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Comedy Special 1965 TV Special Himself
Just a Song and Dance 1987 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Backstage 1964 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope Winterfest Christmas Show 1987 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special 1964 TV Special Himself
NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 TV Special Himself
The Bing Crosby Show 1964 TV Special Himself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope Comedy Special 1963 TV Special Himself - Host
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1987 TV Movie Himself - Host
Here's Edie 1963 TV Series Himself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
What's My Line? 1954-1963 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1963 TV Special Himself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Bob Hope with His Beautiful Easter Bunnies and Other Friends 1987 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope Christmas Show 1962 TV Movie Himself
Hour Magazine 1985-1987 TV Series Himself
The Jack Benny Program 1954-1962 TV Series Himself / Clyde
Bob Hope's Tropical Comedy Special from Tahiti 1987 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Bing Crosby Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show 1987 TV Special Himself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Host
Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer 1986 TV Special Himself - Host
Picture Parade 1961-1962 TV Series documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Himself
At This Very Moment 1962 TV Special Himself
Our World 1986 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958-1962 TV Series Himself / Himself (film)
The New Hollywood Squares 1986 TV Series Himself
The Writers Guild Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene 1986 TV Movie Himself - Host
Here's Hollywood 1960-1961 TV Series Himself
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1986 TV Movie Himself
The Bing Crosby Show 1961 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983-1986 TV Series Himself
The Jo Stafford Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Billy Cotton Band Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 1986 TV Movie Himself
Project XX 1960-1961 TV Series documentary Himself / Narrator / Himself - Narrator
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1955-1961 TV Series Himself - Top of the Bill / Himself
Bob Hope's Royal Command Performance from Sweden 1986 TV Movie Himself - Host
Sunday Showcase 1959-1961 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 1986 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Host & Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Bob Hope's All-Star Superbowl Party 1986 TV Special Himself - Host
The Annual National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Host
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special 1986 TV Special Himself - Cameo
The National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Host
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television 1986 TV Movie Himself
Bobby Darin and Friends 1961 TV Special Himself - Comedian
Bob Hope's Comedy Salute to the Soaps 1985 TV Movie Himself - Host
This Is Your Life 1960 TV Series Himself
Orange Bowl Parade 1985 TV Special Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958-1960 TV Series Herself / Himself - Guest / Himself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special Himself - Host & Hersholt Award Recipient
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1985 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The Arthur Murray Special for Bob Hope 1960 TV Movie Himself - Guest of Honor
The Bob Hope Christmas Show 1985 TV Special Himself - Host
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1960 TV Movie documentary Himself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Golf 1960 TV Series
Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 TV Special Himself
The Five Pennies 1959 Himself - Leaving Brown Derby Restaurant (uncredited)
A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television 1985 TV Movie documentary
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming (London Royal Gala) 1985 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Honeymooners Reunion 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Jack Benny Hour 1959/I TV Special Bob Hope
Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 TV Movie Himself - Host
Frances Langford Presents 1959 TV Series Himself
Star Search 1985 TV Series Himself - Introducer
Some of Manie's Friends 1959 TV Movie Himself
The American Collegiate Talent Search with Bob Hope 1985 TV Movie Himself - Host
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Himself
It's Ho-Ho Hope's Jolly Christmas Hour 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Thin Man 1958 TV Series Himself / Cuddles
CBS Early Morning News 1982-1984 TV Series Himself
The Milton Berle Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars 1984 Documentary Himself - Host
Make Room for Daddy 1958 TV Series Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Winner: Governor's Award
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1958 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
Wide Wide World 1958 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Who Makes the World Laugh? - Part II: The Newest! The Funniest! The Greatest! 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Eddie Fisher Show 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T 1984 TV Special Himself
The Polly Bergen Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Wicky-Wacky Special in Waikiki 1984 TV Movie Himself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team 1984 TV Movie Himself
Club Oasis 1957 TV Series Himself - Surprise Guest
Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut 1984 TV Special Himself
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Merry Christmas Show 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Edsel Show 1957 TV Special Himself - Sketch Actor / Singer
Here's Television Entertainment 1983 TV Movie Himself
Screen Snapshots 1856: The Mocambo Party 1957 Short Himself
Professor Hope's Thanksgiving Campus Comedy Capers 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
Spectacular 1957 TV Series Himself
The Bob Monkhouse Show 1983 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: WAIF International Ball 1957 Documentary short Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: The Walter Winchell Party 1957 Documentary short Himself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Salute to NASA: 25 Years of Reaching for the Stars 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Heart of Show Business 1957 Short Himself - Narrator
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business 1983 TV Movie Himself
Cinépanorama 1957 TV Series documentary Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Star Night 1957 Documentary short Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special Himself
I Love Lucy 1956 TV Series Himself
Texaco Star Theatre Presents Bob Hope in 'Who Makes the World Laugh?' 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Amazing Dunninger 1956 TV Series Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award
Home 1956 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood 1983 TV Movie Himself
Lux Video Theatre 1956 TV Series Himself - Intermission Guest
Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party 1983 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1956 TV Series documentary Himself
The Merriest of the Merry: Bob Hope's Christmas Show, A Bagful of Comedy 1982 TV Movie Himself - Host
Screen Directors Playhouse 1955 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala 1982 TV Movie Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950-1955 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - Awards Presenter
Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter and Gags 1982 TV Special Himself - Host
The Royal Variety Show 1955 TV Movie Himself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Honoree / Presenter
Person to Person 1955 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1982 Annual Vision Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Speaker
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Beauty 1955 Documentary short Himself
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis 1982 TV Movie Himself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955 TV Special Himself - Host
Stars Over Texas 1982 TV Movie Himself
The Jimmy Durante Show 1955 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra 1982 TV Special documentary Himself
Playing Fields Association: Cricket 1955 Short Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself
Producers' Showcase 1954 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope Laughs with the Movie Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
This Is Show Business 1954 TV Series Himself (telerecorded appearance)
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man 1954 Short Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980-1982 TV Series Himself
Texaco Star Theatre 1950-1954 TV Series Himself - Comedian
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself
Christmas with the Stars 1953 TV Movie Himself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1981 TV Special Himself
The Christophers 1953 TV Series Himself
NBC Family Christmas 1981 TV Movie Himself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself - Host & Performer
Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year 1981 TV Special Himself - Host
Screen Snapshots: Memorial to Al Jolson 1952 Documentary short Himself
George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special 1981 TV Special Bob Hope / Santa Claus
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball 1952 Short Himself
All-Star Celebration Opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 1981 TV Movie Himself
A Sporting Oasis 1952 Documentary short Himself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It! 1981 TV Special Himself
All Star Revue 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Cameo / Himself
Marie 1981 TV Series Himself
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Himself - Host
All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point 1981 TV Special Himself
Chesterfield Sound Off Time 1951 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Alternate Host / Himself
The Grammy Hall of Fame 1981 TV Movie Himself
The Red Skelton Hour 1951 TV Series Himself - Cameo
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1981 TV Special Himself
In Town Today 1951 TV Movie Himself
Spring Fling of Glamour and Comedy 1981 TV Movie Himself
Red Cross Fund Program 1951 TV Movie Himself
The Bob Hope Funny Valentine Special 1981 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots: Meet the Winners 1950 Short Himself - Presenter
A Love Letter to Jack Benny 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
College of Musical Knowledge 1950 TV Series Himself
All-Star Inaugural Gala 1981 TV Movie Himself
The Star-Spangled Revue 1950 TV Movie Himself - Host
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Special Himself
Screen Actors 1950 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1981 TV Series Himself
Star Spangled Revue 1950 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Bob Hope Christmas Show and All-Star Comedy Special 1980 TV Movie Himself
You Can Change the World 1950 Documentary short Himself
Where Have All the Children Gone 1980 TV Special
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala 1949 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope for President 1980 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots 9860: Hollywood Friars Honor George Jessel 1948 Short Himself - Speaker
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars 1980 Himself - Host
Behind Your Radio Dial 1948 Documentary short Himself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party at the Air Force Academy: A USO Salute 1980 TV Special Himself
Is Everybody Listening? 1947 Documentary short Bob Hope - Bob Hope Radio Program
The Anita Bryant Spectacular 1980 TV Special Himself
KTLA Premiere 1947 TV Movie Himself
Lucy Moves to NBC 1980 TV Movie Himself
58th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 1947 TV Movie Himself - Grand Marshal
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Week End in Hollywood 1947 Documentary short Himself
Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song 1980 TV Special Himself
Rough But Hopeful 1946 Short Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1980 TV Series Himself - Entertainer / Himself - Comedian / Himself / ...
Story of G.I. Joe 1945 Himself (voice on radio program) (voice, uncredited)
Superstars 1979 Documentary Himself
The All-Star Bond Rally 1945 Short Himself - Host
Bob Hope's Merry All-Star Christmas Special 1979 TV Movie Himself - Host
Memo for Joe 1944 Short documentary Himself
Bob Hope on Campus 1979 TV Movie Himself - Host
Combat America 1943 Documentary Himself
Bob Hope on the Road to China 1979 TV Movie Himself
Show-Business at War 1943 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Homage for The Duke 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Don't Hook Now 1943 Short Himself
Derby-Fieber USA 1979 TV Movie documentary
A Welcome to Britain 1943 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea 1979 TV Movie Himself
Strictly G.I. 1943 Short Himself - Master of Ceremonies
Leif 1979 TV Special Himself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4 1942 Documentary short Himself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson 1979 TV Movie Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations 1940 Documentary short Himself
Bob Hope's Cavalcade of Comedy 1979 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 1940 Documentary short Himself - Master of Ceremonies
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1979 TV Movie Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 1939 Documentary short Himself
Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special 1978 TV Special Himself - Host
Danny Thomas: Young & Foolish 1978 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope Salutes the Ohio Jubilee 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
Pat Boone and Family Thanksgiving Special 1978 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series 1978 TV Special Himself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Donny and Marie 1975-1978 TV Series Himself
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Himself
The Road to Eltham 1978 TV Movie Himself
Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bob Hope All Star Comedy Special from Australia 1978 TV Movie Himself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Host
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle 1978 TV Special Himself
The 20th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Comedy Special from Palm Springs 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Star
The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special 1978 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope's All-Star Tribute to the Palace Theater 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special 1977 TV Special Host / Barf Vader
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
America Salutes the Queen 1977 TV Movie Himself - Host
The George Burns One-Man Show 1977 TV Special Bob Hope
Texaco Presents Bob Hope in a Very Special Special: On the Road with Bing 1977 TV Special Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1977 TV Series Himself
Ann-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl 1977 TV Movie Himself
Paul Anka ... Music My Way 1977 TV Special Himself
Steve & Eydie: From This Moment On... Cole Porter 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1953-1977 TV Series Himself - Host / Dr. Diabolical
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite Male All- Around Performer
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe 1977 TV Special Himself - Host
Bob Hope's Christmas Comedy Special 1976 TV Movie Himself - Host
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
The Captain and Tennille 1976 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Bicentennial Star Spangled Spectacular 1976 TV Movie Himself - Host
From Montreal, the Bob Hope Olympic Benefit 1976 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Rich Little Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Joys 1976 TV Special Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin 1976 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite All-Around Male Entertainer
The Second Annual Comedy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself
Parkinson 1975 TV Series Himself
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men 1975 TV Special documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972-1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday 1975 TV Movie Himself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Himself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1969-1975 TV Series Himself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope on Campus 1975 TV Special Himself - Host
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Co-Host & Presenter: Special Achievement Award
The Annual National Sports Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Host
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1975 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Performer and Winner: Favourite All-Around Male Performer
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball 1975 TV Special Himself
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Himself
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Host
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope 1974 TV Special Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney 1974 TV Special documentary Himself
Bob Hope: Celebrity Bloopers 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Annual National Sports Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Host
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling 1973 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents 1996 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford 1973 TV Special documentary Himself
Stockton's Fling 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Cavalcade of Champions 1973 TV Movie Himself - Host
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Tribute to Bob Hope 1996 Video documentary Himself
Jack Benny's First Farewell Special 1973 TV Special Himself
Radio Star - die AFN-Story 1995 Documentary Himself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1973 TV Special Himself - Host
Golden Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bob Hope Special 1972/II TV Movie Himself - Host
Pioneers of Primetime 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope: Memories of World War II 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary 1972 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope's Young Comedians 1995 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show 1972 TV Series Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Bing Crosby and His Friends 1972 TV Special Himself
Hopes for the Holidays 1994 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Special 1972/I TV Movie Himself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show 1972 TV Special Himself
Charlie Rose 1994 TV Series Himself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Laugh-In 1968-1971 TV Series Himself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Bitte umblättern 1971 TV Series Himself
Young Comedians: Making America Laugh 1994 TV Special Himself
Make Your Own Kind of Music! 1971 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 TV Special Himself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special Himself - Host
Vicki! 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About? 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
Treffpunkte 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Special 1971 TV Movie Himself - Host
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1970 TV Series Himself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Special Guest
Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970 TV Movie Himself - Entertaining Troops at Valley Forge
A Stand Up Life 1993 TV Movie Himself
Night of Nights 1970 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta from San Antonio 1992 TV Special Himself
Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special 1970 TV Special Himself
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series Himself
Make Room for Granddaddy 1970 TV Series Himself
Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1970 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-1970 TV Series Himself
Donahue 1992 TV Series Himself
Raquel! 1970 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope's America: Red, White and Beautiful 1992 TV Special Himself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Hersholt Award & Documentary Awards
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bob Goulet Show 1970 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 1988-1991 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Roseanne 1991 TV Series Himself
The Many Moods of Perry Como 1970 TV Movie Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1970 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 TV Special Himself - Host
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Yellow Ribbon Party 1991 TV Special Himself
The Carol Burnett Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself - Cameo Appearance / Himself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia 1991 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1969 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda 1990 TV Special Himself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Bob Hope: Don't Shoot, It's Only Me 1990 TV Special Himself
The Don Rickles Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO 1969 TV Special Himself - Host
Today 1967-1990 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1967-1969 TV Series Himself - Cameo Appearance / Himself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1990 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1969 TV Series Himself - Contestant - Mr. X 'X' / Contestant - Mr. X 'X'
American Masters 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Rowan & Martin at the Movies 1968 Documentary short Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1990 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1968 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's USO Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow 1990 TV Special Himself - Host
The Ann-Margret Show 1968 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1978-1990 TV Series Himself
Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies 1968 TV Movie Himself / Ski Nose Kid
Ole! It's Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Music from Acapulco 1990 TV Special Himself - Host
The Bing Crosby Show 1968 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1990 TV Special Himself
Frost on Saturday 1968 TV Series Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Himself
Cinema 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1986-1989 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1970-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Host & Presenter: Honorary Award to Arthur Freed
Bob Hope's Christmas Special from Waikoloa, Hawaii 1989 TV Special Himself - Host
Carnival Nights 1968 TV Special Himself (Cameo)
A Conversation with... 1989 TV Mini-Series Himself
...And Debbie Makes Six 1968 TV Special Himself
50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1968 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1967 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Governor's Award
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris 1989 TV Special Himself
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963-1967 TV Series Himself - Host
The Jim Henson Hour 1989 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special Himself - Host
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Linkletter Show 1967 TV Series Himself
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1989 TV Special documentary Himself
The Phyllis Diller Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Golden Girls 1989 TV Series Himself
The Bob Braun Show 1967 TV Series Himself (1967-1984)
5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame 1989 TV Special Himself
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special Himself
Super Bowl Party 1989 TV Special Himself
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Showbiz Goes to War 1982 TV Movie
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Star-Spagled Rhythm (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Elvis 1981 Himself (uncredited)
A Tribute to Dr. Shock 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ken Murray Shooting Stars 1979 Documentary Himself
The Hollywood Clowns 1979 Video documentary Himself
The Carol Burnett Show 1978 TV Series Himself
All This and World War II 1976 Documentary Himself
M*A*S*H 1976 TV Series Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
Tuesday's Documentary 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Hearts and Minds 1974 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The World at War 1973-1974 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy 1974 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood: The Dream Factory 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself - film clip
The Great Radio Comedians 1972 TV Movie documentary Bob Hope
I due Kennedy 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Not with My Wife, You Don't! 1966 Himself - USO Christmas Show (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... 1965 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
The Sound of Laughter 1963 Documentary Bob (Singer in Grocery Store)
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
Year of Siege 1962 Documentary short Himself (performs at Camp Borden)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1961 TV Series Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
The Geisha Boy 1958 Himself (on TV) (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians 1952 Documentary short Himself
The Cinematographer 1951 Documentary short Himself - film clip from 'Road to Rio' (uncredited)
Cassino to Korea 1950 Documentary Himself - USO Show
It Pays to Be Funny 1947 Bob (edited from: Going Spanish)
Bob's Busy Day 1942 Short Bob
Welcome to the Basement 2016 TV Series Himself
A Football Life 2015 TV Series Himself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1997-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014 Video Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Comedian / Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arnie 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
Glasgow: Big Night Out 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lovelace 2013 Himself (uncredited)
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance 2012 Video documentary short On set footage & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
Frost on Interviews 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series Himself
Renée 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
An Evening with the Golddiggers 2009 Video Himself
Here's Lucy: On Location 2009 Documentary short Behind the scenes clip from 'Fancy Pants'
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical 2009 Video documentary Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE Tribute for the Troops 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney 2008 Documentary Himself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2003-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer 2006 Video documentary Himself
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection 2004 Video documentary Himself
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2004 Video documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #25
Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (Special Memorial Tribute)
Bob Monkhouse's Comedy Heroes 2004 TV Movie Himself
Christmas in Tinseltown 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Christmas from Hollywood 2003 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina 2003 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Himself
Entertaining the Troops: Bob Hope & the USO 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Price for Peace 2002 Documentary Himself
Bob Hope's Funniest Out-Takes 2002 TV Movie Himself
Meine Schwester Maria 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
America's Favorite Funnyman 2002 Video short Himself
World of Comedy 2002 Video Himself
The Nightclub Years 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Headliners & Legends: Brooke Shields 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - at White House
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Nancherrow 1999 TV Series Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Roastee
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
Bob Hope: The Road to the Top 1998 TV Special Himself
Cleveland Memories 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Judy Garland's Hollywood 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1997 Documentary Himself
A Tribute to Bob Hope 1997 TV Movie Himself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Legends of Entertainment Video 1995 Video documentary Himself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Victory in the Pacific 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Liberation 1994 Documentary Himself
Television's Christmas Classics 1994 TV Special Himself
Paul Merton's Palladium Story 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Forrest Gump 1994 Himself - in Vietnam (uncredited)
Songs That Won the War 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (sings "Thanks for the Memory")
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Himself - Newsreel Clip (uncredited)
Normandy: The Great Crusade 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Unknown Marx Brothers 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Laugh-In Past Christmas Present 1993 TV Special Himself
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1992 TV Series Himself
The Complete Churchill 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Stars and Stripes 1990 Documentary Himself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Himself - 'Siskel and Ebert' Parody
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1989 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues 1988 Video documentary Himself
We Can Keep You Forever 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - at POW Homecoming (uncredited)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Emcee of the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Himself
The Beach Boys: An American Band 1985 Documentary Himself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Himself
Ingrid 1984 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood's Private Home Movies 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1993 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1991 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1986 Pied Piper Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
1985 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA All-Time Favorite Entertainer
1984 Governor's Award Primetime Emmy Awards
1979 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1978 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1977 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer Tied with Tony Orlando
1975 Louella Parsons Award Golden Apple Awards
1975 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1971 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Television
1968 Personal Award Peabody Awards
1967 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1966 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA For unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy (gold medal).
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
1966 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
1963 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Special Award
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
1960 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Academy Awards, USA
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6758 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6141 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Live Performance On 8 February 1960. Special Plaque.
1958 Special Award Golden Globes, USA For an ambassador of good will.
1958 Personal Award Peabody Awards For outstanding contribution to international understanding.
1953 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA

For his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and ... More

1945 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA For his many services to the Academy (Life Membership in the AMPAS).
1943 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor
1941 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA In recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry (special silver plaque).
1941 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Musical or Variety Program The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1968)
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
1965 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
1962 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 11th place.
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical The Facts of Life (1960)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 13th place.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 13th place.

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Comedy Performance Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance The Facts of Life (1960)

TitleSalary
The Star-Spangled Revue (1950) $40,000
Let's Face It (1943) $100,000
They Got Me Covered (1943) $100,000
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) $20,000
The Old Grey Mayor (1935) $2,500
Going Spanish (1934) $2,500

#Fact
1 Established the Bob Hope Home for Disabled Children in Port Arthur, TX. He also contributed towards its expansion.
2 Along with George Burns and Señor Wences, he is one of three The Muppet Show (1976) guest stars to live to be 100 years old.
3 In 1998 he was interviewed in "The Great Comedians Talk About Comedy" by Larry Wilde.
4 He got his big break in feature films when Jack Benny turned down a role in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) and it was given to him instead.
5 Was friends with comedienne Vicki Lawrence. She was a veteran from his USO shows and Hope worked with her in The Carol Burnett Show (1967). He guest=starred twice on Vicki's own talk show, Vicki! (1992).
6 Hope first met Bing Crosby when they were both playing New York's Capitol Theater in 1932. He first met Dorothy Lamour when she was a cocktail singer at New York's Hotel One Fifth Avenue in the same year.
7 In addition to the three theaters cited as bearing Hope's name, Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, houses the Bob Hope Performing Arts Center.
8 After his death in 2003, an airport in Burbank, CA, was named "Bob Hope Airport" in his memory.
9 Introduced two Oscar-winning songs: "Thanks for the Memory" from The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) (music by Ralph Rainger, lyrics by Leo Robin) and "Buttons and Bows" from The Paleface (1948) (music by Jay Livingston, lyrics by Ray Evans).
10 Pictured on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp issued 29 May 2009, Hope's 106th birthday. The two official first-day-of-issue postmarks for the stamp feature caricatures by cartoonist Al Hirschfeld.
11 His mother's name was Agnes Townes (she was a concert singer). He had many brothers, including Jack Hope (1898 - 1962) who was his personal manager. James Hope was Director of Hope Enterprises. Ivor Hope (? - 1969) was President of Hope Metal Products. George Hope (? - 1969) was a production company coordinator. Two more brothers were Sidney Hope (? - 1946) and Frederick Hope.
12 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 256-258. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
13 In 1969 he was worth in excess of $150 million, largely as a result of shrewd business and real estate investments.
14 Once remarked the only place where he could walk unrecognized was in the People's Republic of China. However, even then a Chinese man still recognized him from one of his movies from before the Chinese Revolution.
15 Retired from show business at the age of 93 after filming Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories (1993).
16 Despite a well documented reputation for frugality, Hope is believed to have donated an estimated $1 billion to charity.
17 At the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, Hope released a statement saying he wished he could go there to entertain the troops, but that his doctors would not allow him.
18 Hospitalized with pneumonia and respiratory problems in August 2001. A week after he left hospital on 4 September, Hope and his wife released a joint statement expressing their horror at the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
19 Hospitalized with gastro-intestinal bleeding in June 2000. Although he received a blood transfusion after the bleeding in his colon was stopped, no surgery was performed.
20 He bought several acres of prime real estate in Rancho Mirage, CA, to build a racetrack. He later decided a medical center was needed in the area instead, so he donated the land to build Eisenhower Medical Center, which is now rated as among the top 100 hospitals in America. A medical building on the campus is named for him and contains statues of he and wife Dolores Hope in the lobby. Another medical building next door is called "Hope Square".
21 There is a major street in Rancho Mirage, CA, named after him. Bob Hope Drive crosses Frank Sinatra, Gerald Ford, Ginger Rogers and Dinah Shore Drives.
22 In November of 1948, when President Harry S. Truman scored his upset presidential election victory, Hope sent him a one-word telegram: "Unpack". Truman was so amused by it he kept it in his desk in the Oval Office.
23 He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
24 Attended the funeral of his friend of more than 40 years, former President Richard Nixon, on April 27, 1994.
25 Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983.
26 On his wartime USO tours he had one ironclad rule that he insisted his fellow performers follow: under no circumstances were they allowed to cry when visiting wounded soldiers in military hospitals. This was often difficult given the amount of suffering they saw, but he told his performers that it was their duty to always smile and provide laughs and good cheer for the troops. According to Hope, he broke his own rule only once. While visiting an army hospital in Italy in 1943, he stopped at the bedside of a wounded soldier who had been in a coma for two months. The soldier suddenly opened his eyes and said, "Hey, Bob Hope! When did you get here?" He had to leave the hospital room to keep the troops from seeing his tears, but he returned a few hours later to present the soldier with his Purple Heart medal.
27 He and best friend Bing Crosby were planning to make one last "road" picture in early 1977, but Bing died before filming. Bob was so broken up about Bing's death that he couldn't sleep for days on end. He stated that it was one of the worst times of his life and that his wife was his rock who got him through the tough time.
28 Was briefly a professional boxer. He fought under the name Packy East.
29 As a young comedian, he won a Charles Chaplin look-alike contest in Cleveland.
30 According to Hope's biographer Arthur Marx, son of comedian Groucho Marx, Hope married his vaudeville partner of five years, Grace Louise Troxell, on 25 January 1933, although they divorced soon afterwards. Hope denied that they had actually married.
31 Hosted the Academy Awards in 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945 (alongside John Cromwell), 1946 (alongside James Stewart), 1953 (alongside Conrad Nagel), 1955 (alongside Thelma Ritter), 1958 (alongside James Stewart, David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell and "Donald Duck"), 1959 (alongside Jerry Lewis, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Mort Sahl and Tony Randall), 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1975 (alongside Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra) and finally in 1978.
32 He was one of the richest movie stars, ranking in the top ten highest salaried stars continuously from 1941-53 [except for 1948].
33 Awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson on his last day in office, January 20, 1969.
34 Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by President John F. Kennedy at the White House on September 11, 1963. Only two other entertainers--George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin--were similarly honored.
35 He is among the select few non-band members who have had the honor of dotting the "i" during The Ohio State University Marching Band's 'Script Ohio' routine. This is considered the greatest honor the band can bestow to any non-band person and is an extremely special (and rare) event.
36 At 69 years, his marriage to Dolores Hope held the record for the longest Hollywood marriage when he passed away in 2003. It has since been passed by the marriage of Art Linkletter to Lois Foerster. They were married November 25, 1935.
37 Was a supporter of Valley Forge Military Academy & Junior College in Wayne, PA. He has the "Bob Hope Five-Star Award for Distinguished Service to the United States of America" named in his honor.
38 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 219-222. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
39 The Bob Hope USO Center is named after him.
40 In 1997 the U.S. Air Force honored Hope by naming a cargo plane "The Spirit of Bob Hope" after him.
41 In 1997 Congress named Hope an honorary U.S. veteran, citing his decades of entertaining troops around the world. He is the only person to receive that distinction.
42 Has a ship named after him: USNS Bob Hope.
43 Brother Jack Hope sometimes served as producer of Bob's shows; his memoir "I Owe Russia $1200" is dedicated to Jack's memory.
44 His last TV appearance with Lucille Ball was March 28, 1989 on The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989). They received a standing ovation upon walking out on stage. Hope and Ball introduced a musical number featuring "The Stars of Tomorrow", which included Johnny Depp, Christian Slater, and Ricki Lake. Lucille Ball passed away 28 days later on April 26, 1989.
45 In 1999 he became the first to start the tradition of the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in Disneyland. Afterwards, he and wife Dolores Hope drove their own golf cart down Main Street, through Frontier Land to Club 33 for dinner.
46 Wrote several books about his experiences over the years, including "I Owe Russia $1200", about his Soviet tour in early 1962; "Confessions of a Hooker", about his lifelong passion for golf; and "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me!", about his many overseas trips to entertain U.S. troops over the years.
47 Graduated from Fairmount High School in Cleveland, OH.
48 First show-business job was as a dancer in the Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle vaudeville revue at the Bandbox Theater in Cleveland, OH, in 1924. Arbuckle recommended Hope and his partner Lloyd Durbin to producer Fred Hurley, who hired them for his popular revue, "Hurley's Jolly Follies." While on tour with Hurley, Durbin ate a piece of tainted coconut custard pie and died a few days later. Dancer George Byrne replaced him.
49 Was incorrectly declared dead several times since retiring from the public eye. On the most infamous occasion in 1998, a wire service accidentally posted a pre-written obituary to a Web page. A member of the US House of Representatives saw this bogus news flash and announced Hope's death during a session at the Capitol. Hope learned he was dead when a reporter called his home asking for a statement. According to family members, Hope took this mistake in good humor.
50 He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
51 Has three theaters named after him--London, CA, and on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
52 Was the first honoree of the "'Dean Martin' Celebrity Roasts" series on October 30, 1974. The Celebrity Roasts had begun in the last season (1973-74) of The Dean Martin Show (1965) and were so popular that after that show went off the air, the "Celebrity Roasts" continued as specials.
53 His grandfather lived to 99 years, 11 months, and 25 days.
54 Spent his 99th birthday--29 May 2002--at home in Toluca Lake, CA. Wife Dolores Hope's 93rd birthday was just two days before. Los Angeles National Cemetery dedicated veterans' chapel in his name to salute his lifetime of service entertaining U.S. troops.
55 Wife Dolores Hope was born 27th May 1909. She and Bob celebrated their birthdays on 28th May every year--splitting the difference between their respective real birthdays.
56 Appointed an honorary CBE in 1976.
57 In a mostly ad-libbed skit for a TV show, Hope joked with Jimmy Durante about the size of his own nose. Durante quipped "When it comes to noses, you're a retailer. I'm a wholesaler!"
58 He changed his name from Leslie to Bob, because in school they would call the roll as 'Hope, Leslie' and classmates shortened it to hopeless.
59 He was the only entertainer to have complete carte blanche to walk on whenever he felt like it on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
60 His golf buddy was Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of presidents George Bush and George W. Bush.
61 He entertained 11 different Presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt and ending with Bill Clinton.
62 Entertained U.S. troops starting 6th May 1941, and became the first to be named an "honorary veteran" by Congress.
63 Received 58 honorary degrees.
64 Served as United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) Entertainment Coordinator from 1941-2001. Retired his post at age 98 in favor of Wayne Newton.
65 Holds two entries in "The Guinness Book of World Records". One is for having the distinction of being the entertainer with "the longest running contract with a single network--spanning 61 years". The second is for being the "most honored entertainer", with over 1500 awards.
66 In the 1950s he was a part-owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. His guest appearance in I Love Lucy (1951) centered around his attending a Yankees-Indians game at Yankee Stadium.
67 In 1998 he was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.
68 Has entertained the troops overseas in every war from WWII to the Gulf War
69 Has four adopted children: Eleanora Avis "Nora", Anthony, Linda Hope and Kelly Hope.
70 In 1995 he was presented the National Medal of Arts: presented by President Bill Clinton.
71 Winner of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1985.
72 In 1959 he was awarded the Emmy Trustees' Award "for bringing the great gift of laughter to all peoples of all nations; for selflessly entertaining American troops throughout the world over many years; and for making TV finer by these deeds and by the consistently high quality of his TV programs through the years".
73 ABC-TV Network News Poll, A&E Biography Viewers Poll, as well as magazine and newspaper 'century roundups' have proclaimed Hope as the "Entertainer of the 20th Century."

#Quote
1 When vaudeville died, television was the box they put it in.
2 [About his arrival in Hollywood in 1937] At last Paramount could no longer ignore the inevitable, and I was brought to Hollywood with great fanfare. A man in a red cap met me at the station and showed me to the nearest streetcar.
3 If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
4 [Richard Nixon] lives here in Whittier, California. They're so sure he's going to be President they're building the log cabin he was born in.
5 A few months ago [John F. Kennedy]'s mother said, "You have a choice. Do you want to go to camp this year or run for President?"..
6 [Dwight D. Eisenhower] admitted that the budget can't be balanced, and [Joseph McCarthy] said the Communists are taking over. You don't know what to worry about these days--whether the country will be overthrown or overdrawn.
7 I have it on good authority that [Joseph McCarthy] McCarthy is going to disclose the names of two million Communists. He has just got his hands on the Moscow telephone directory.
8 [on turning 70]I still chase women, but only downhill.
9 [on turning 80] It's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.
10 [on turning 100] I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
11 [on growing up in poverty] Four of us slept in one bed. When it got cold mother threw on another brother.
12 [on having six brothers] That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.
13 When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things--not the great occasions--give off the greatest glow of happiness.
14 I led such a sheltered life I didn't go out with girls until I was almost four.
15 [At a USO show, 1943] Were the soldiers at the last camp happy to see me! They actually got down on their knees. What a spectacle! What a tribute! What a crap game!
16 [on hosting the Oscars, when [The Godfather: Part II (1974) was in nomination] Neither Mr. Price nor Mr. Waterhouse has been heard from for days. I'm wearing a tuxedo with a bullet-proof cummerbund. Who knows what will happen if Al Pacino doesn't win?
17 [Jokingly, referring to his wife's singing "Silent Night' to troops in Vietnam] The last thing these guys needed was sentiment. Dolores became their mother. What they needed was Raquel Welch.
18 Pictures have been really wild this year, haven't they? Oscar has been more naked than usual. They're doing things on the screen today I wouldn't do in bed--even if I had the chance.
19 [Hosting the Oscars, 1967] I will not seek nor will I accept an Oscar. Actually, I have a deal with the Academy. They'll negotiate if I stop bombing.
20 Leaving [Richard Burton] alone in Paris is like leaving Jackie Gleason locked in a delicatessen.
21 Today's ballroom dances like the swim, the frug, the chicken and the monkey are really nervous disorders set to music.
22 I can't drink like [Lee Marvin], grunt like [Rod Steiger], enunciate like [Laurence Olivier]. And when it comes to [Richard Burton], I'm really in trouble.
23 [on Grauman's Chinese Theater] The is the first time I knew this was a theater. I always thought it was the place where [Darryl F. Zanuck] sent his laundry.
24 [on Samuel Goldwyn, while Hope and co-star Bing Crosby were shooting Road to Morocco (1942)] Dave [director David Butler] ordered the assistant director to station the phone for "The Road to Morocco" a block and a half away from the set where we were working [to discourage Hope and Crosby from spending so much time on the phone and holding up production]. Not only that, the telephone was installed under a pile of lumber so that anyone answering it would have to slide horizontally to pick up the receiver. That worked well until the day that Sam Goldwyn called. David Butler trudged across the soundstage and into the next one and slid under the lumber pile. "Hello, Sam, what is it?" Dave said. Goldwyn was working on the script that Dave was to direct next . . . For fifteen minutes Goldwyn expounded on the intricacies of the story while "The Road to Morocco" company waited. Finally Goldwyn said, "Thanks very much for calling me" and hung up.
25 [on MGM chief Louis B. Mayer] Louis B. Mayer came out west with $28.00, a box camera and an old lion. He built a monument to himself-- the Bank of America.
26 [on Jack Benny] He didn't just stand on the stage. He owned it.
27 [when asked why he didn't run for President of the United States] I thought about it. But my wife said she wouldn't want to move into a smaller house.
28 [on Dorothy Lamour] Dottie was fearless. She stands there before the camera and ad libs with Bing Crosby and me, fully knowing the way the script's written, she'll come up second or third best.
29 [on Bing Crosby] A lot of people think that Bing was a loner, but Bing was a very loyal friend.
30 [on Katharine Hepburn] This dame is terrific--and expert in her craft and so electrifying on set that if you don't watch out, you're likely to wind up as part of the scenery.
31 [on Jane Russell] Don't let her fool you. Tangle with her and she'll shingle your attic.
32 I do benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.
33 I was lucky, you know, I always had a beautiful girl and the money was good. Although I would have done the whole thing over for, oh, perhaps half.
34 [referring to both the film release of "Mommie Dearest" (Mommie Dearest (1981)), the biography of Joan Crawford written by her daughter Christina Crawford, and the equally scathing book about Bette Davis, written by her daughter] Now I know why tigers eat their young.
35 [on Vincent Price] He always loved a good joke. Moreover, he was kind enough to laugh at jokes that weren't so good.
36 People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
37 They said I was worth $500 million. If I was worth that much, I wouldn't have visited Vietnam, I'd have sent for it.
38 [referring to Macaulay Culkin] That kid's getting $5 million for his next picture. For this we need child labor laws?
39 [1991] Remember, you kids, always pay to get into the movies; the Japanese need the money.
40 [In reference to the Academy Awards] It's wonderful to be here in person. I couldn't be here in spirit, so I'm here in person.
41 I love Oscar, that little bald head. I didn't know Sinéad O'Connor had children!
42 Personally, I never drink on Oscar nights, as it interferes with my suffering.
43 [In reference to Macaulay Culkin] I remember when they handed out the Oscars in 1927; I was Home Alone, too!
44 [At the Academy Awards] To all you losers, remember there's a bright side to all of this: you can still run for Governor.
45 [1991] Remember me? The Macaulay Culkin of 1927.
46 [at the 50th Anniversary Academy Awards, referring to Oscar Winners Tribute Sequence] They've all got their Oscars. But are they happy?
47 [referring to the Academy Awards ceremonies] Welcome to "You Bet Your Career."
48 [At the Academy Awards] We're all here to celebrate Oscar--or as he's known at my house, The Fugitive!
49 I've never wanted an Oscar, although they are reassuring to an actor who doesn't know how really great he is.
50 [referring to the Academy Awards ceremonies] Tonight we set aside petty differences, forget old feuds and start new ones.
51 Welcome to the Academy Awards--or as it's known at my house, Passover.
52 Bing Crosby and I weren't the types to go around kissing each other. We always had a light jab for each other. One of our stock lines used to be, "There's nothing I wouldn't do for Bing, and there's nothing he wouldn't do for me. And that's the way we go through life--doing nothing for each other!"
53 I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
54 [When asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried] Surprise me.
55 [at the height of the Cold War] We had a very successful trip to Russia. We made it back.
56 [on his 100th birthday] I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type.
57 You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
58 Golf is my real profession--show business pays my greens fees.
59 [on being told he was being awarded an honorary knighthood] What an honor and what a surprise for a boy born in England, raised in Cleveland and schooled in vaudeville.

#Trademark
1 Frequently worked with the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, 'Sammy Davis Jr.' and Dean Martin.
2 Quick one-liners.
3 Often worked with Bing Crosby
4 Performing stand up for the U.S. military
5 Usually played a coward
6 His ski shaped nose

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