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Bob Hope Overview:

Legendary actor, Bob Hope, was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903 in Eltham, London. Hope died at the age of 100 on Jul 27, 2003 in Toluca Lake, CA and was laid to rest in Mission San Fernando Rey de España Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, CA.

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He was honored with four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. Bob Hope's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #67 on Feb 5, 1943. In addition, Hope was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and Radio Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Hope was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won five Honorary Awards in 1940, 1944, 1952, 1959 and 1965 for unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy. .

BlogHub Articles:

The Five Best Films

By Rick29 on Jul 8, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Greco, the classic movie blogger behind the delightful Twenty Four Frames, recently listed his favorite comedies of the 1940s. Not surprisingly, two of 's best efforts made the list. That got the Cafe staff thinking about our favorite movies starring Mr. Hope. So, here goes! Paulette... Read full article


Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (August)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 30, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Celebrating this Month with a Special Giveaway! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Classics This month we celebrate legendary funny man, , with a very special giveaway, courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have 10 DVDs/Blu-Ray... Read full article


An Interview with Audrey Dalton on Olivia & Joan, , and William Castle

By Rick29 on Mar 17, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Born in Dublin in 1934, the beautiful and talented Audrey Dalton fashioned a film and television career that spanned three decades. In the 1950s, she acted alongside screen legends such as Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton (My Cousin Rachel), (Casanova's Big Night), Barbara Stanwyck (T... Read full article


The Cat and the Canary (1939) with

By Greg Orypeck on Nov 5, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “ . . . NOT FAR FROM NEW ORLEANS, THERE STILL EXIST, IN STRANGE SOLITUDE, THE BAYOUS OF LOUISIANA . . . ” By various means, by rowboat, motorboat or rather inexplicably appearing at the front door, seven people arrive at a spooky old mansion among cypress and oak trees heavily draped wit... Read full article


Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

By Rick29 on Oct 30, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

and Paulette Goddard. One of 's best films, The Ghost Breakers is a first-rate haunted house comedy that benefits from a funny script and a strong cast. Made in 1941, it reteams Hope and Paulette Goddard from the similar The Cat and the Canary (1939). Both movies features spooky se... Read full article


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Bob Hope Quotes:

Larry Lawrence: Pardon me, am I protruding?


Bartender: What's your stratagy, Captain?
Major Chuck Lockwood: Right now, I'm torn between suicide and desertion!


Alex: Is that a mummy?
Larry Lawrence: Yes, it's her great-great-great grand-mummy.


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Bob Hope Facts
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.

Has three theaters named after him, located in London, California, and on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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.

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