Bob Hope facts for kids
Hope in 1984
Leslie Townes Hope
May 29, 1903
|Died||July 27, 2003
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Spouse(s)||Grace Lewis Troxell (m. 1933)
(m. 1934-2003, his death)
|Children||Eleanora (born 1930)
Linda (born 1933)
William Kelly Francis (born 1937)
Avis (née Townes)
Before he was an actor, Hope became a professional boxer. In this time he was called "Packey East". Years later, he was popular because of some musicals he played in. He was also part of some television and radio shows. At the same time, Bob Hope became a comedian. Hope visited the United States armed forces between 1941 and 1991 during the conflicts in that time period. These shows made Hope a household name and well liked by most Americans. Hope also entertained eleven U.S. Presidents.
In 1939, Bob Hope married Dolores DeFina (May 27, 1909 - September 19, 2011). The couple adopted four children: Eleanora, Anthony, Linda, and Kelly.
Bob Hope was honored with more than 1500 awards. Among them are five special Oscars in 1941, 1945, 1953, 1960, and 1966. Between 1940 and 1978 he hosted the Academy Awards record seventeen times.
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