Bob Hope

Bob Hope


Bob Hope was an American Comedian and Actor born on 29 May 1903, In London, England.

Family Background:

He was the son of William Henry Hope and his wife Avis Townes Hope. He was the fifth of seven sons of his parents.

Personal Life:

In 1933, He had married Grace Louise Troxell. The couple divorced in 1934.

In 1934, He married Dolores Reade and adopted four children. On July 27, 2003, he died at the age of 100, at his home California, U.S.


In 1908, His family moved to United State, at where he had attended the boy’s industrial school.


As a teenager, He had worked as a lineman and a butcher’s assistant and continued to work until his early twenties, while he simultaneously attended dance classes with his girlfriend, Millie Rosequist. In 1925, forward with a girlfriend, Millie Rosequist, He had become a part of a touring dance troupe called ‘Hurley’s Jolly Follies’. He had established the comedic dance and act group ‘Dancemedians’ with George Byrne and the Hilton Sisters. In 1933, He had played the role of ‘Huckleberry Haines’ in the Broadway show ‘Roberta’ that opened at the New Amsterdam Theater, New York. In 1934, After He had signed a six-year contract with Educational Pictures, New York, He had worked in the short comedy film ‘Going Spanish’. In 1937, He became the part of the regular NBC radio series ‘Woodbury Soap Hour’ after which he starred in the popular radio program ‘The Pepsodent Show’. In 1940, He had starred in the box office hit ‘Road to Singapore’, a film that launched his career in the movies. In 1948, He had starred in the Western comedy film ‘The Paleface’, directed by Norman Z. McLeod. From 1963 to 1967, He had hosted the popular award-winning NBC anthology series ‘Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater’. In 1972, he made his last appearance in the movies with the poorly received film ‘Cancel My Reservation

Unknown Facts:

  • His real name was Leslie Townes Hope.
  • He had earned extra money as a boy from around twelve years old by busking, singing and dancing as well as performing comedy.

Master Stroke:

  • His 1970 and 1971 Christmas specials for NBC filmed in Vietnam are on the list of the ‘Top 30 U.S. Network Primetime Telecasts of All Time’. The shows were watched by more than 60 percent of the U.S. households.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1941, He had received the Academy Honorary Award.
  • In 1958, He had received the Special Golden Globe Award.
  • In 1963, He had been awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Award ceremony.
  • In 1966, He had received the Primetime Emmy Award.
  • On June 10, 1980, he has been conferred the United States Air Force Order of the Sword, he is the only civilian to receive this honor.

What CAn we learn from Him??

Like Bob Hope, Know your own value in business and in life. Enjoy your success with family and friends.

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