Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope was a British-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author.

Did You Know?

  • Hope entertained the troops overseas in every war from WWII to the Gulf War.
  • He was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
  • He holds two entries in "The Guinness Book of World Records." One is for having the distinction of being the entertainer with "the longest running contract with a single network - spanning sixty-one years." The second is for being the "most honored entertainer," with over 1,500 awards.

“What an honor and what a surprise for a boy born in England, raised in Cleveland and schooled in vaudeville.”

- Bob Hope on being told he was being awarded an honorary knighthood