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LAMP's LEGEND Series
presents

Bob Hope

May 29, 1903 - July 28, 2003

 

Born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England, Hope and his family emigrated to the USA in 1907. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Hope drifted into vaudeville in the 1920s and made his Broadway musical debut in 1933's "Roberta".

His first film was a 'short' in 1934 entitled 'Going Spanish'. He was featured in the 1935 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies and the following year co-starred with Ethel Merman in Cole Porter's "Red Hot and Blue".

Hope is also remembered for his untiring contributions to the military. He entertained the troops at every opportunity from WWII to the Gulf War. His contribution were so appreciated by the military that in 1997, a ship was named in his honor... the U.S.S. Bob Hope

He went on to be in 59 full length movies.

Awards:
1940: Honorary Oscar in "recognition of his unselfish services to the motion-picture industry"
1944: Honorary Oscar "for his many services to the Academy"
1952: Honorary Oscar "for his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion-picture industry and his devotion to the American premise"
1957: Golden Globe: Ambassador of Good Will Award
1959: Emmy: Trustees' Award "for bringing the great gift of laughter to all peoples of all nations; for selflessly entertaining American troops throughout the world over many years; and for making TV finer by these deeds and by the consistently high quality of his TV programs through the years"
1959: Academy: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1962: Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Cecil B. DeMille Award
1965: Screen Actors Guild: Life Achievement Award
1966: Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special, Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope Christmas Special
1974: People's Choice: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1975: People's Choice: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer; award shared with Tony Orlando
1984: Emmy: Governor's Award
1985: Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award
1994: American Comedy Award: Lifetime Achievement(male)
1995: National Medal of Arts: presented by President Bill Clinton
1998: Honorary British knighthood


1. Going Spanish (1934)- short
2. Paree, Paree (1934)- short
3. Watch the Birdie (1935)- short
4. Old Grey Mayor, The (1935)- short
5. Double Exposure (1935)- short
6. Shop Talk (1936)- short
7. Calling All Tars (1936)- short
8. Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
9. College Swing (1938)
10. Give Me a Sailor (1938)
11. Thanks for the Memory (1938)
12. Cat and the Canary, The (1939)
13. Never Say Die (1939)
14. Some Like It Hot (1939)
15. Ghost Breakers, The (1940)
16. Road to Singapore (1940)
17. Caught in the Draft (1941)
18. Louisiana Purchase (1941)
19. Nothing But the Truth (1941)
20. Road to Zanzibar (1941)
21. My Favorite Blonde (1942)
22. Road to Morocco (1942)
23. Let's Face It (1943)
24. They Got Me Covered (1943)
25. Princess and the Pirate, The (1944)
26. Road to Utopia (1945)
27. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
28. My Favorite Brunette (1947)
29. Road to Rio (1947)
30. Where There's Life (1947)
31. Paleface, The (1948)
32. Sorrowful Jones (1949)
33. Great Lover, The (1949)
34. Fancy Pants (1950)
35. Lemon Drop Kid, The (1951)
36. My Favorite Spy (1951)
37. Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)
38. Son of Paleface (1952)
39. Road to Bali (1952)
40. Here Come the Girls (1953)
41. Off Limits (1953)
42 Scared Stiff (1953)- cameo
43. Casanova's Big Night (1954)
44. Seven Little Foys, The (1955)
45. Iron Petticoat, The (1956)
46. Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (1956)
47. That Certain Feeling (1956)
48. Beau James (1957)
49. Paris Holiday (1958)
50. Alias Jesse James (1959)
51. Five Pennies, The (1959)
52. Facts of Life, The (1960)
53. Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
54. Road to Hong Kong, The (1962)
55. Call Me Bwana (1963)
56. Critic's Choice (1963)
57. Sound of Laughter, The (1963)
58. Global Affair, A (1964)
59. I'll Take Sweden (1965)
60. Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (66)
61. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
62. Eight on the Lam (1967)
63. Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
64. How to Commit Marriage (1969)
65. Cancel My Reservation (1972)
66. Muppet Movie, The (1979)

EXTRA! EXTRA!

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