Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
England. Although he has become a symbol of Americana, Lesley Townes Hope was born May 29, 1903 (most probably) in Eltham, England.
Leslie Townes Hope. Bob Hope, sometimes known as Robert Hope, was born with the name Leslie Townes Hope. In his films, Hope's name is often a hyperbolic pseudonym like "Sorrowful," "Fearless" or "Sylvester the Great," covering up less desirable names such as "Humphry," which I believe, points to his less desirable real name.
|Bob Hope performed for American troops all over the world. For which war did he perform for American soldiers? ||Road To Bob Hope
All of these (Korean War, The Vietnam War, World War II). During the WWII, Hope recalls his plane being shot at when he was on his way to perform for the troops, and his response to this threat was "I have critics everywhere."
|Here's some general questions about Bob Hope, the man. What kind of award did Bob Hope not win?||Road To Bob Hope
Oscar. Although Bob hope won an innumerable amount of awards, many of them honorary, including a knighthood, he did not win an Oscar.
|"The two stars of "The Cat and the Canary" find love and laughter in a haunted house!", is a tagline from a 1940 Bob Hope movie. Which movie is it from?||Road To Bob Hope
The Ghost Breakers. "The Ghost Breakers" is a silly horror spoof where Hope, paired with Paullette Goddard, encounter ghosts and scary zombies.
|In what movie does Bob Hope play the role of the Mayor of New York? ||Road To Bob Hope
Beau James. Hope plays the easily corrupted mid 1920's Mayor Jimmy Walker in the 1957 movie. This toned down role, in comparison to the real story, is probably the most uncomedic and dramatic Bob Hope has ever played.
|In what 1941 movie, again costarring Dorothy Lamour, does Bob Hope play a movie star who accidentally enlists in the army?||Road To Bob Hope
Caught In The Draft. The movie title "Caught in the Draft" is another toungue-in-cheek title so common in Hope's movies, which again has Hope playing an ineffectual coward playing the unlikely hero.
|In what 1948 spoof of Western films does Bob Hope play Painless Pete Potter, a dentist?||Road To Bob Hope
Paleface. Starring opposite Jane Russell, who plays Calamity Jane, Bob hope plays the painless dentist. This movie was also Hope's first color feature.
|In what film noir spoof, starring Hope, Lamour, and Lon Chaney Jr., does Bob Hope play an aspiring, but clueless detective?||Road To Bob Hope
My Favorite Brunette. The 1947 film, "My Favorite Brunette", features Hope as a baby photographer who gets caught up in the mysterious plot and identity of a detective, when he promises to overlook his detective friend's office. This movie is a great combination of mystery and comedy with a suprise cameo as well!
|In 1956, Bob Hope made his first and only appearance on "I Love Lucy". In this episode, how did Hope happen to meet up with Lucy?||Road To Bob Hope
He runs into Lucy in a locker room at Yankee stadium as himself.. The episode was entitled "Lucy and Bob Hope" and first aired on October 1, 1956.
|Which is NOT one of the several films in which Lucille Ball and Bob Hope were co-stars?||Road To Bob Hope
How To Commit Marriage. Bob Hope had numerous on-screen appearances and performances with Lucille Ball, and they had tremendous chemistry as a comedic pair. My favorite film with the two is 1949's "Sorrowful Jones", arguably one of Hope's best movies.
|What Bob Hope film received most critical, not box office, acclaim? ||Road To Bob Hope
The Seven Little Foys. Including generally good critical reception, the 1955 picture "The Seven Little Foys," also starring James Cagney, was nominated for Best Screenplay in 1956. Although "Paleface", a box office success, won an Academy Award for the song "Buttons and Bows", which Hope sings in the movie.
|Hope is often a master of impersonations, and claims to be "Sylvester the Great," a "man of seven faces" in "The Princess and the Pirate." What classic, famous character does Bob Hope impersonate throughout one of his other movies? ||Road To Bob Hope
Casanova. Hope clumsily assumes the persona of the hearthrob, Casanova, in the 1954 period movie "Casanova's Big Night."
|Bob Hope is most remembered, and will always be remembered, for his signature song which he first sang with Shirley Ross in his debut appearance in "The Big Broadcast of 1938." What is this song?
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Thanks For The Memory. This culturally recognizable song has already been featured in virtually all television biographies of Bob Hope, and seems reminiscent of nostalgia for old Hollywood pictures such as the star-studded cast of "The Big Broadcast of 1938".
|Which 1980's movie, in which Hope makes a cameo appearance, features a plotline of two inexperienced schemers very similar to the co-stars of the "Road To" pictures? ||Road To Bob Hope
Spies Like Us. The 1985 movie "Spies Like Us", starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, was an hilarious take on the "Road To" movies, including some of the same techniques of distraction the pair would use to get out of danger. Bob Hope accidentally golfs himself into one of the scenes of the movie.
Road to Kashmir. Many "Road To" pictures were located in foreign countries, often creating a recurring plot, where the two schemers attempt to either outwit or survive that country's cultural norms, with Lamour as the exotic distraction.
|What gorgeous actress served as the source of rivalry between Bob Hope and his co-star in the "Road To" movies? ||Road To Bob Hope
Dorothy Lamour. The lovely Dorothy Lamour creates a legacy of fueding between Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the "Road To" movies. Crosby, of course, wins her almost every time. Although Lamour settles for Hope in "Road to Utopia", when the men are separated by a crack in the ice, with Lamour on Hope's side.
|Which singing actor was Bob Hope's co-star in the "Road To" movies? ||Road To Bob Hope
Bing Crosby. Bing Crosby was also insinuated in many inside jokes in movies that Bob Hope starred in, most notably in "The Princess and the Pirate," where Bing Crosby steals the girl, played by Virginia Mayo, away at the very end. The witty exchanges between the two men made the films even more dynamic, due to the frequency of their ad-libbing in the movies.
|In what movie does Bob Hope play the sole heir to the throne of a fictitious country? ||Road To Bob Hope
Where There's Life. The title of the 1947 film cheekily suggests that "Where There's Life", there's Hope.
T. From myself, and the millions of men and women who served or are serving in the Armed Forces, Thanks for the memories Bob.
C-17 Globemaster. In May 1997, a little more than a month after the christening of the USNS Bob Hope, the Air Force unveiled the 'Spirit of Bob Hope' a C-17 Globemaster 3. Secretary of the Air force, Dr. Sheila Widnall said at the ceremony, "we're here today to extend a symbol of thanks to a man who has brought cheer and moral support to men and women of the service for well over 50 years," adding that the comedian began his tours even before the Air Force came into being. In 2001, it was the 'Spirit of Bob Hope' that transported the pilots and crew, of the reconnaissance plane downed in China, back to Hawaii.
T. The USNS Bob Hope (TAKR-300), the first of a new class of Military Sealift Command ships, was christened on 15th March 1997 and delivered to the Navy on 18th November 1998. The lead ship was named Bob Hope to honor the over 50 years of support he gave to the US Armed Forces around the world. With the USNS Bob Hope, the spirit of this great entertainer will continue to support the armed forces well into the 21st Century. In February 2003 the USNS Bob Hope deployed to the Persian Gulf transporting equipment in support of operations.
T. In October 1997, the members of both houses unanimously passed Resolution 75 making Bob Hope an Honorary Veteran, the first individual so honored in the history of the United States.
1990. In 1990 Bob made his last two USO Tours, the first visiting the troops in Saudi Arabia supporting Operation Desert Shield, the second visiting the troops in England and Germany.
47. Bob made an incredible 47 USO Tours, sometimes twice a year, visiting troops stationed throughout the world.
1948. His first Christmas USO tour was in 1948 performing for the troops who participated in the Berlin Airlift. He continued making Christmas tours overseas from the late 40s thru the early 70s and trips to Military and Veterans hospitals stateside in the 70s and 80s.
1942. Bob made his first USO Tour in 1942 to Alaska and the Aleutians, his first combat tour was in 1943, visiting U.S. forces in North Africa, Italy and Sicily. His first performance before the troops (not a USO Tour) was at March Field on 6 May 1941
Leslie Townes Hope. Benjamin Kubelsky was Jack Benny's birth name, Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby.
London, England. Born in Eltham, London, England his family moved to Bristol prior emigrating with his parents to America in 1908 (some sources say 1907). He was granted American Citizenship in 1920.
5. Bob has been honored by the AMPAS 5 times:
1941 - In recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry (special silver plaque).
1945 - For his many services to the Academy (Life Membership in the AMPAS).
1953 - For his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise.
1960 - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
1966 - For unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy (gold medal).
0. Bob never received an Academy Award nomination. He used to joke about the Academy Awards, "At our house, we call it Passover."