Bob Hope

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Leslie Townes Hope
  • Birth Place: Eltham, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/29/1903, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 07/27/2003
  • Profession: Comedian; TV host; actor; author
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Bob Hope Fast Facts:
  • After dropping out of high school, had a brief career as a boxer, fighting under the name Packy East.
  • Never won an acting Oscar, but received five honorary Oscars and hosted or co-hosted the Academy Awards 18 times.
  • Received more than 50 honorary doctorates.
  • Cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most honored entertainer in history," having earned more than 2,000 awards during his lifetime.
  • Didn't serve in the military but, in 1997, became the first American civilian to be named by Congress as an "honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces."
  • Co-authored 10 books.
  • To commemorate his 100th birthday, the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles was named Bob Hope Square.
  • Has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring his contributions to film, radio, TV and live entertainment.
  • Bob Hope Relationships:
  • Nora Hope - Daughter
  • Avis Hope - Mother
  • Jim Hope - Brother
  • Dolores Hope - Wife
  • Anthony Hope - Son
  • Kelly Hope - Daughter
  • Linda Hope - Daughter
  • William Henry Hope - Father
  • Bob Hope Awards:
  • 1975 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Winner
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Musical or Variety Program - Nominee
  • 1952 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1959 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
  • 1985 People's Choice Awards: All-Time Favorite Entertainer - Winner
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Nominee
  • 1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Special - Winner
  • 1978 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1967 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 1944 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
  • 1957 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 1976 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1977 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1943 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1965 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1940 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
  • 1965 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Special Achievement - Winner
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee

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