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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.

Awards

  • 1967, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 1965, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1944, Oscar — Special Award: Winner
  • 1952, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1959, Oscar — Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Winner
  • 1985, People's Choice Awards — All-Time Favorite Entertainer: Winner
  • 1940, Oscar — Special Award: Winner
  • 1965, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1982, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Special: Winner
  • 1978, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer: Winner
  • 1943, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 1958, Golden Globe — Special Achievement: Winner
  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Musical or Variety Program: Nominee
  • 1961, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Winner
  • 1975, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer: Winner

Relationships

  • Nora Hope — Daughter
  • Avis Hope — Mother
  • Jim Hope — Brother
  • Anthony Hope — Son
  • Kelly Hope — Daughter
  • Linda Hope — Daughter
  • William Henry Hope — Father
  • Dolores Hope — Wife

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Details

  • Birth Name: Leslie Townes Hope
  • Birth Place: Eltham, England
  • Birthday: May 29, 1903, Gemini
  • Died: July 27, 2003
  • Profession: Comedian, TV host, Actor, Author
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