Bob Hope

(Leslie Townes Hope)

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • Born: May 29, 1903
  • Died: July 27, 2003
  • Nationality: British, American
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer, Author, Athlete









Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS known professionally as Bob Hope, was an American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" was his signature tune.

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