Leslie Townes Hope
|Born||May 29, 1903|
|Died||Jul 27, 2003|
Toluca Lake, CA
|Age||Died at 100|
|Final Resting PlaceMission San Fernando Rey de Espa?a|
|Job||Actor, comedian, singer, author, athlete|
|Top Roles||Himself, Don Bolton, Larry Gilbert, Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy, Hot Lips Barton|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Adventure, Family|
|Top Topics||Road Movie, Screwball Comedy, Exotic Lands|
|Top Collaborators||Norman Panama (Producer), Norman Z. McLeod (Director), Bing Crosby, William LeBaron (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Josef von Sternberg, Iris Adrian, Clifton James see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Dark-haired English-born Hollywood star comedian, in America from childhood. After a slow start, his film career really blossomed with The Cat and the Canary and he remained at his funniest throughout the forties, a period which saw the beginning of his friendly rivalry with Bing Crosby - in and out of the "Road" films - and made him one of the world's most popular stars, in roles which highlighted his ability to get into situations which exposed the yellow streak running down his back. From the mid-fifties the standard of his material fell away. Special Oscars 1940, 1944, 1952, 1965. He received an honorary British knighthood in 1998. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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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Bob Hope Quotes:
Chester Babcock: Not dangerous?
Harry Turner: No.
Chester Babcock: That's what 'cha said when you shot me out of a cannon, when you dropped me in a tank with an octopus. When you had me wrestle a gorilla. It's not dangerous! I'm not goin'. I'm through. I've had it. So forget it, *Charly*!
Norman Taylor: Hey, Dignan, I just thought of a joke - You and Dunreath, Gussie and I are going to get married and live with Happy - ever after! Get it?
Francis X. Dignan: Needs work.
Norman Taylor: Why did you split up? Did she fall in love with someone else?
Francis X. Dignan: Yeah, it was a triangle - Her, me and the man I might've been.
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