He was born in Eltham, England, as fifth of seven sons. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1907. He became U.S. citizen in 1920.
Hope became famous with several Broadway musicals. He married Dolores Reade in 1934. They have four children.
His entertaining of troops stretched from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War all the way until the Persian Gulf War. He took the matter to heart when entertaining, he was almost always seen in army duds, just like his audience as a sign of support for the troops he performed for.
Bob Hope Facts
|Birth Name||Leslie Townes Hope|
|Birthday||May 29, 1903|
|Birthplace||Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||July 27, 2003 (age 100)|
|Height||5' 11½" (1m82) How tall is Bob Hope compared to you?|
|Awards||1966 Academy Awards: Honorary Award|
|1966 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award|
|1963 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award|