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 Espa?a 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. .

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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951): and Silver Bells

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 24, 2020 From 4 Star Films

“Don’t look like you’re handling hot reindeer” – as The Lemon Drop Kid There blows the infamous Lemon Drop Kid a racetrack scrounger feeding the populous phony tips. In another context, he’d be one slimy stooge a la Richard Widmark, but played by ... Read full article


The Unlikely Pairing of Katharine Hepburn and in ‘The Iron Petticoat’

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 19, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

It’s funny because, these days, I am constantly reminded of my 2018’s trip to England for various reasons. One of them is that I recently re-watched the comedy The Iron Petticoat (Ralph Thomas, 1956), which I had seen for the first time when I was in Liverpool (so yeah, that journey was ... Read full article


Interview with Jerry Mathers: Working with Hitch, Playing the Beaver, and How Saved His Life

By Rick29 on Feb 11, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Young Jerry Mathers. Born on June 2, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, Jerry Mathers' acting career began at the age of two when he appeared in a Pet Condensed Milk commercial with Ed Wynn on The Colgate Comedy Hour. He graduated to film roles later in the 1950s, acting alongside , Shirley MacLaine... Read full article


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


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Bob Hope Quotes:

Princess Margaret: I hear there are pirates in these waters.
Sylvester: Yeah? Well, let them stay in the water, they're dangerous on ships!


Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Say, it's gonna be real fun honeymooning in Niagara Falls. My daddy spent a whole week there on his honeymoon, laughing, loving, drinking champagne. He had so much fun, he kinda wished Mother had been with him.


Jeff Peters: Orville, where are you?
Turkey Jackson: Right over here, behind these goosepimples.


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Appointed an honorary CBE in 1976.

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.

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.

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