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:

Larry Lawrence: Me, I'm mentally retarded. I'm still 11 years old when it comes to the 4th of July, circuses and haunted castles.


Agatha: Gee, if you're an actor, we've got a chance, and if you're a good actor this could be the biggest job you ever had.
Humphrey: Yeah, and I'd be the star - that's a step up... and an audience of three - that's a step up.


Humphrey: [Last lines] A kiss like that could kill a guy!"


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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.

1995: National Medal of Arts: presented by President Bill Clinton.

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.

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