May 29, 1903
July 27, 2003
United States - United Kingdom
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
80 kg | 176.5 lbs
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope was born in Eltham, London, England, on June 8, 1927, was a British-born American actor.
Young Bob Hope first started performing as a comedian and dancer on vaudeville circuit in the 1920s.
He made his big screen debut in musical comedy film The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) in role as Buzz Fielding.
He got his television debut on inaugural broadcast of Los Angeles station KTLA (1947).
Bob's breakthrough performance came as Wally Campbell in horror comedy film The Cat and the Canary (1939).
He landed his Broadway debut in a musical "Sidewalks of New York" (1927) in role as Monk, at Knickerbocker Theatre.
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He starred in seven Road to ... musical comedy films:
Road to Singapore (1940) as Ace Lannigan
Road to Singapore (1940) as Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier
Road to Morocco (1942) as Orville "Turkey" Jackson
Road to Utopia (1946) as Chester Hooton
Road to Rio (1947) as Hot Lips Barton
Road to Bali (1952) as Harold Gridley
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Chester Babcock
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical and won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance for his role as Adam J. Niles (Jack Adams) in romantic comedy film Bachelor in Paradise (1961).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for his role as Larry Gilbert in romantic comedy movie The Facts of Life (1960).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Male Comedy Performance for his role as Tom Meade in comedy film Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966).
He won the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (December) for his role as Wally Campbell in horror comedy film The Cat and the Canary (1939).
He won the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (August) for his role as Larry Lawrence in mystery horror comedy film The Ghost Breakers (1940).
My Favorite Blonde (1942) comedy as Larry Haines
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) comedy as Sylvester Crosby
My Favorite Brunette (1947) romantic comedy as Ronnie Jackson
The Paleface (1948) comedy Western as Painless Potter
Son of Paleface (1952) comedy Western as Peter "Junior" Potter Jr./Peter Potter
My Favorite Spy (1951) comedy as Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical or Variety Program for The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1968).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963-1966).
Attended Boys Industrial School in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Had six brothers: Jack, Frederick, Sidney, George, Ivor and James.
Had Welsh and English ancestry.
He had a career as a boxer in 1919, had three wins and one loss.
He played Huckleberry Haines in a musical "Roberta" (1933 -1934), at New Amsterdam Theatre.
He portrayed Jimmy Blake in a musical "Say When" (1934-1935), at Imperial Theatre.
He wrote 14 books.
He was an avid golfer.
He won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1960.
He was awarded four Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Live Performance at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1993
Motion Picture at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960
Television at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960
Radio at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960
He won four Academy Honorary Awards.
He won the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1966.
He won the Kennedy Center Honors in 1985.
He won the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1963.
He won the American Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy in 1995.
Bob died on July 27, 2003, Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 100.
He was married to:
Dolores Hope (1934-2003), they had four adopted children: Linda, Tony, Kelly and Eleanora.
Grace Troxell (1933-1934)
He dated actress Veronica Lake (1943).