Today is Bob Hope’s birthday. Or, rather, would be if he’d not died already. He managed to put it off for a long time but it did finally happen.
Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), known professionally as Bob Hope, was a British-born American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven “Road” musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope’s top-billed partner.
Perhaps best known now for these movies: On the Road With Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Coll [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]