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Leslie Townes Hope
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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
Anthony Hope - Son
Kelly Hope - Daughter
Linda Hope - Daughter
William Henry Hope - Father
Dolores Hope - Wife
Bob Hope Awards:
1966 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Winner
1976 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
1977 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
1965 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
1952 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
1959 Oscar: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Winner
1985 People's Choice Awards: All-Time Favorite Entertainer - Winner
1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Special - Winner
1978 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
1940 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
1957 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
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
1963 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
1958 Golden Globe: Special Achievement - Winner
1975 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
1965 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
1943 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
1968 Emmy: Outstanding Musical or Variety Program - Nominee
1967 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
1944 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee
1967 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Nominee
Buy The Bob Hope Collection (The Lemon Drop Kid / Road to Bali / Road to Rio / My Favorite Brunette / The Seven Little Foys) from Amazon.com
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