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Hope and Burns



Bob and George do a little sand dance, tell some jokes, and Bob plays Gracie Allen for a vaudeville routine. From a Bob Hope special, based on his book “Don’t shoot, it’s only me” Sept. 15, 1990 

Today’s Birthday: Bob Hope (1903)


Bob Hope (1903)

Famous for his “ski-jump” nose, superb timing, and irreverent attitude, Hope was an immensely popular American comedian. He debuted in vaudeville in the 1920s and later performed on radio, television, stage, and in more than 50 films. He hosted the Oscars a record-breaking 17 times over 38 years. A master of comic monologues and mildly bawdy one-liners, he was a tireless entertainer of US troops overseas. When asked on his deathbed at age 100 where he wanted to be buried, how did he respond? More… Discuss