Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Bob Hope, born May 29 in 1903!
As Actor, Bob Hope won FIVE non-competitive Academy Awards:
1941 Honorary Award: In recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry (special silver plaque)
1945 Honorary Award: For his many services to the Academy (Life Membership in the AMPAS).
1953 Honorary Award: For his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise.
1960 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1966 Honorary Award: For unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy (gold medal).
As Patriot, Bob Hope was noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and United Service Organizations (USO). In 1997, the United States Congress honored Bob Hope by giving him the status of ‘an honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces’.
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