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Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) known professionally as Bob Hope, was an 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. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" was his signature tune.

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Bob Hope, a golf fan, putting a golf ball into an ashtray held by President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office in 1973
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With sidekick Jerry Colonna in 1940
With sidekick Jerry Colonna in 1940
Hope's brother producing his early 1950s show
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Hope with James Garner (1961)
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Hope entertains soldiers during World War II
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby sing and dance during "Chicago Style" in Road to Bali (1952)
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby sing and dance during "Chicago Style" in Road to Bali (1952)
The Hope family. Back, from left: Tony, Dolores, and Linda. Front, from left: Kelly, Hope, and Nora
The Hope family. Back, from left: Tony, Dolores, and Linda. Front, from left: Kelly, Hope, and Nora
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Bali (1952)
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Bali (1952)
Bob Hope in The Ghost Breakers trailer (1940)
Bob Hope in The Ghost Breakers trailer (1940)
Nancy Reagan prepares to present Hope (age 94) with the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, 1997
Nancy Reagan prepares to present Hope (age 94) with the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, 1997
Hope (left) with Nancy Reagan and President Ronald Reagan in 1981
Hope (left) with Nancy Reagan and President Ronald Reagan in 1981
 
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