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Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Death
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
57 Tours For The USO Between 1941 And 1991 USO Tours, Centenarian Comic.
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Comedian, born in London and moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908. After some years on the stage as a dancer and comedian, he made his first film appearance in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) singing "Thanks for the Memories", which became his signature tune. In partnership with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, he appeared in the highly successful "Road to ..." comedies (1940-1952), and in many others until the early 1970s. During World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars he spent much time entertaining the troops in the field. For these activities and for his continued contributions to the industry he was given a special Academy Award on five occasions.
Full Name at Birth
Leslie Townes Hope
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Chesterfield Cigarettes (magazine advertisement) , Van Heusen Shirts (Magazine Advertisement) 
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Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, George Burns, Jane Russell, Connie Haines, Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour, Frances Langford, Milton Berle, Harry Richman, Lucille Ball, Fatty Arkbucke, Edward Everett Horton, Gracie Allen, Bob Neal, Mary Livington, John Hay (Jock) Whitney, Robert Morely, Andy Williams, Johnny Mercer, W.A. "Monty" Moncrief
Hedy Lamarr, Joan Fontaine, Signe Hasso, Joan Collins, Vera Miles, Janis Paige, Virginia Mayo, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Amiable/Good-Natured, Witty, Cynical/Sarcastic, Humorous, Irreverent, Cheerful, Playful, Fun
Standup Comedy, Vaudeville, Vocal Pop, Comedy
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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times (more than any other host), he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books. The song "Thanks For the Memory" is widely regarded as Hope's signature tune.
Comedian, Vaudevillian, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Author, And Athlete.
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Fairmount High School, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
(1997) TV commercial: The Big K-Mart, (mid-'70s) TV commercial: Texaco, (1957) Magazine ad: Parker 61 pen, (1940s) Magazine ads: Chesterfield cigarettes, (1983) TV commercial: California Federal Bank, Hires Root Beer (1961), Pabst Brewing Company Pabst Blue Ribbon (1948), Timex (1970-73)
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Would love to meet you before I die,
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