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Hope, Bob, 1903-.


Bob Hope and American Variety

One of the most enduring legends of American film, stage, and screen receives an excellent tribute on this online exhibit from the Library of Congress, dealing with his 70 year career, and more broadly, the enduring legacy and history of vaudeville in the United States. Different sections of the site include an essay on the early life of Bob Hope, the story of American vaudeville in the first...
Comedian and Entertainer Bob Hope Turns 100

Born on May 29, 1903 in England, Bob Hope (who is sometimes affectionately referred to as "Old Ski Slope"), turned 100 yesterday. From his early days in vaudeville (where he and a partner were once the opening act for Fatty Arbuckle), Hope went on to legendary status as a comedian working on radio, film, and later, television. While Hope is unable to attend the public celebrations being held in...