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  Bob "Man-of-Many-Nicknames" Hope   great trivia quiz  
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Funny man, philanthropist, citizen, actor, singer, husband and father, world traveler and supporter of the troops. Bob Hope was all this and much more. See how much you know about this multi-faceted entertainer.
Tough, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Feb 07 18
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  All You Need is Hope   popular trivia quiz  
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Bob Hope headlined in 57 USO tours, and still managed to find the time to do a 'few' other things. Here are just 10 moments from his storied career.
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Mar 04 13
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  Road To Bob Hope   popular trivia quiz  
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I am a young person who oddly adores Bob Hope, who is known as the "most honored entertainer" according to Guinness. I have has seen at least 30 of his movies, thus, I hope this quiz is challenging to those of Hope's generation.
Average, 20 Qns, serapheim, Apr 06 23
Apr 06 23
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  Bob Hope and the USO    
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A classic showman and comedian, Bob Hope devoted much of his career to entertaining members of the armed forces through the United Services Organization (USO). This quiz will test your knowledge of Hope's involvement with the USO.
Difficult, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Dec 26 08
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  100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2    
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On the 29th of May 2003, Comedian Bob Hope turned 100 years old. Part 2 touches on his early career, the 'Road Pictures' and his love affair with Hollywood and America.
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  100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1    
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On the 29th of May 2003, Comedian Bob Hope turned 100 years old. This quiz is mainly a tribute to the man for the support and entertainment he so willingly gave throughout his career to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States.
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Bob Hope Trivia Questions

1. While Bob Hope was known as a 'ladies' man', he was married to the same woman for 69 years. Who was the American singer he married in 1934?

From Quiz
All You Need is Hope

Answer: Dolores L. DeFina

While all four choices were women Bob Hope was romantically involved with, Dolores was the woman he married on February 19, 1934, in Pennsylvania. They remained married until his death in 2003, making their marriage one of Hollywood's longest unions. While Dolores had a professional career as a singer, performing under the name Dolores Reade, she involved herself with the USO tours and raising their four adopted children instead of pursuing her career. She did, however, record four CDs of her own, the first at the age of 83, titled "Dolores Hope: Now and Then". Bob Hope has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of which is located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard - the same address as Dolores' star.

2. Where did Bob Hope perform his first USO show to entertain military personnel?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: March Field, California

Hope's first performance to military personnel, sponsored by the United Services Organization (USO), was on May 6, 1941, seven months and one day before the United States Naval Operations in the Pacific were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. March Field is located near the city of Riverside is California. March Field, later referred to as March Air Force Base is one of the oldest airfields, operated by the United States military since 1918. Following their first show, Hope and his troupe continued to perform at other military installations in California, including the San Diego Naval Station, Camp Roberts Marine Facility, just North of Paso Robles, and Camp Callan in La Jolla. Shows presented by Hope for military personnel consisted of Hope's comedy monologue, specialty acts, appearances by celebrities (almost always including pretty starlets), dancer, singers, and comedy routines. Celebrity performers on the first tours included comedian Jerry Colonna, singer Frances Landford, and musician Tony Romano. --- Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, London, England. The family relocated to the United States in 1908, passing through Ellis Island (primary entry point for immigrants migrating to the United States) on March 30, 1908, and and resided in Cleveland, Ohio. Bob Hope became an American citizen in 1920.

3. The name we know him by, Bob Hope, was actually a nickname itself. What was Bob Hope's name at birth?

From Quiz Bob "Man-of-Many-Nicknames" Hope

Answer: Leslie Townes Hope

Bob's scrawny stature as a boy made him the butt of jokes and a punching bag for schoolyard bullies. His sense of humor developed quickly as a defense mechanism. In his teens, Bob changed the name he'd been given at birth, "Leslie", to a more American-sounding moniker, "Bob." He used to joke that he didn't want to be considered "hopeless" when the roll was called at school as "Hope, Leslie." Bob's middle name, "Townes," was his mother's maiden name.

4. Where was Bob Hope born?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: 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. In what movie does Bob Hope play the sole heir to the throne of a fictitious country?

From Quiz Road To Bob Hope

Answer: Where There's Life

The title of the 1947 film cheekily suggests that "Where There's Life", there's Hope.

6. During how many wars or military conflicts did Bob Hope and his troupe entertain the troops?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: 4

Bob Hope has toured and entertained American military service members in every conflict, from World War II to the Persian Gulf War. Specific wars during Hope's 50 years of visiting and entertaining troops, both stationed at home and abroad, were World War II (1939-1945), The Korean War (1950-1953), The Vietnam War (1959-1975), and the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). Hope took his shows to military bases, field hospitals, the jungles, and aboard aircraft carriers. --- During his youth, Bob Hope briefly, but unsuccessfully, boxed professionally, using the name "Packy East". He once made it to the semifinals for the Ohio Novice Boxing Championships.

7. Bob Hope has been called the "Quintessential American." Surprisingly enough, he wasn't born in the US at all. Bob Hope came into the world on May 29, 1903 where?

From Quiz Bob "Man-of-Many-Nicknames" Hope

Answer: Eltham, England

Hope was the fifth of seven children, all boys, born to a British father and Welsh mother. The clan moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 or 1908 (the sources don't agree), when Bob was four or five, in search of a better life. The whole family became US citizens in 1920 when Bob's father was naturalized.

8. What was his birth name?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: Leslie Townes Hope

Benjamin Kubelsky was Jack Benny's birth name, Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby.

9. Which singing actor was Bob Hope's co-star in the "Road To" movies?

From Quiz Road To Bob Hope

Answer: 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.

10. In 1946 Bob Hope became a partial owner of a Major League Baseball team. Which Midwestern team did he invest in?

From Quiz All You Need is Hope

Answer: Indians

Bob Hope was part of an investment group, headed by Bill Veeck, which purchased the Cleveland Indians in 1946. Hope had grown up in Cleveland, and had a vested pride in the city and the team. Retaining his ownership in the Indians for the majority of his life, Hope was an avid supporter of the team. From 1931 to 1993, Cleveland Stadium was the home ground for the Indians. On October 3, 1993, the last day the Indians would play in that stadium, Bob Hope led the teams' fans in a performance of "Thanks for the Memory" with customized lyrics.

11. During his overseas USO entertainment tours, what was Bob Hope's usual mode of dress while on stage?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: Army fatigues

Hope usually opened the show by entering the stage to his theme music, and delivering one of his comedic monologues. Hope was usually attired in Army fatigues, wearing a baseball cap, often reflecting the geographic location of the show, and always carried his trademark golf club. --- Hope honed his comedic talents and timing performing in live variety shows on the vaudeville circuit. Hope's career would span performing on the Broadway Theater stage, films, radio and television broadcasting, and of course, his participation with the USO.

12. Bob started his Vaudeville career as one half of a ________ team?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2

Answer: Dance

At 18, Bob and his girlfriend, Mildred Rosequist performed a dance act at nearby Vaudville houses. Shortly after he teamed with friend, Lloyd Durbin and later George Byrne.

13. When did Bob Hope go on his first USO Tour?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: 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

14. What gorgeous actress served as the source of rivalry between Bob Hope and his co-star in the "Road To" movies?

From Quiz Road To Bob Hope

Answer: Dorothy Lamour

The lovely Dorothy Lamour creates a legacy of feuding 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.

15. In 1956 Bob Hope guest starred on "I Love Lucy", in an episode where Lucy spots him at which iconic American location?

From Quiz All You Need is Hope

Answer: Yankee Stadium

With all of Lucy's madcap antics and endearing ambition, in the episode titled "Lucy and Bob Hope" Lucy spots Bob Hope at Yankee Stadium, and is determined to get him to appear at Ricky's club - the Club Tropicana. In her inimitable style, she tries to approach Hope, first disguised as a hot dog vendor, then as a crude umpire. The episode was set at a Yankees-Indians game, and Hope was actually a partial owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team "I Love Lucy" ran from October 15, 1951 - May 6, 1957, with the Bob Hope episode airing on October 1, 1956. From 1957 to 1960, "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show" aired, followed by "The Lucy Show" which aired from October 1, 1962 - March 11, 1968. While the cast and characters (the Ricardos and Mertzes) were the same in the first two series, "The Lucy Show" starred Lucy as the widowed Lucy Carmichael, and Vivian Vance as the divorced Vivian Bagley. There were a number of noted guest stars between the three series, including Harpo Marx, John Wayne, Ginger Rogers and Vincent Price.

16. How many USO tours did Bob Hope headline?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: 60

Bob Hope headlined 60 USO entertainment tours over a 50 year span. He often said that his motivation for entertaining the troops came as a result of his observations of the sacrifices that members of the armed forces made on behalf of the people of the United States, something that truly moved him. Hope and his cast from his radio program, "The Pepsodent Show", a program sponsored by the Pepsodent Toothpaste Company, traveled almost weekly to a different military training site, to perform their show for the troops. Of the 144 programs broadcast during World War II, all but nine of them originated from one of the military installations, the remaining shows originating in the NBC Radio Studios. --- While performing on stage in 1925, Hope was seen by silent film comedian, Fatty Arbuckle, who was impressed by the young comic, and arranged steady work for Hope, working with "Hurley's Jolly Follies".

17. Apart from being a natural comedian, Bob Hope was trained as a singer and dancer. In fact, Bob "Twinkle-Toes" Hope broke into show-biz as half of a dance team. What was his partner's name?

From Quiz Bob "Man-of-Many-Nicknames" Hope

Answer: Mildred Rosequist

Mildred was Bob's first girlfriend and later, fiancée. Unfortunately, she hadn't gotten permission from her mother to become a dancer, and the romance and partnership ended abruptly the first time Mildred's mom saw the act. Bob's next partner was Lloyd Durbin, with whom he formed a not-too-talented comedy duo. Though Hope was in his first play on Broadway with Ruby Keeler, she was the star and he was just a bit player. His partner at that time was named George Byrne. Finally, Bob did work with Bing Crosby a few years later (and they made a very good duo, better than his earlier partners by a long shot).

18. Bob Hope made seven 'Road Pictures' with another well known actor and good friend. What was his name?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2

Answer: Bing Crosby

Hope and Crosby portrayed second-rate show business actors and third rate con men. Dorothy Lamour also was in all seven 'Road Pictures' however in "Road to Hong Kong" Joan Collins had the female lead and Dorothy had a cameo appearance playing herself, which was enlarged as financial backing depended on her appearance.

19. When was Bob's first Christmas USO Tour?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: 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.

20. In 1968 Bob Hope had a cameo appearance on the television series "Get Smart", playing which type of character?

From Quiz All You Need is Hope

Answer: bellboy

"Get Smart" was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, and ran from September 18, 1965 - May 15, 1970. The series featured Maxwell Smart as Agent 86, an incredibly dedicated, and incredibly inept, secret agent working for CONTROL, an American counter-intelligence agency. Their usual foes worked for an agency named KAOS. The series also starred Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 and Edward Platt as their Chief. In the episode which aired on February 17th, 1968, Agent 99 resigns from CONTROL to marry a hotel/casino owner - who is actually a KAOS secret agent. Bob Hope's appearance as a bellboy at the hotel is brief, but memorable.

21. What year were Bob Hope and Delores Reade Hope married?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2

Answer: 1934

Sixty nine years as of Bob's 100th birthday, a long time by any standards, probably a record in Hollywood. They have four children and 4 grandchildren.

22. How many USO Tours did Bob Hope make?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: 47

Bob made an incredible 47 USO Tours, sometimes twice a year, visiting troops stationed throughout the world.

23. 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?

From Quiz Road To Bob Hope

Answer: 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.

24. On September 16, 1968, Bob Hope and Richard Nixon appeared on the same television program. Which program, where the future president said "Sock it to me?", was it?

From Quiz All You Need is Hope

Answer: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

The episode, which aired on September 16, 1968, also featured the guest appearances of Hugh Hefner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Lemmon and John Wayne. Richard Nixon, running for, but not yet elected to, the presidency, appeared for a "Sock it to me!" scene. Unlike the usual result of such a request, he was not doused or otherwise assaulted. Bob Hope guest starred on the program at least two other times - in 1969 and 1971. The program, which ran from January 22, 1968 - March 12, 1973, had a large and talented regular cast, including Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Judy Carne and Flip Wilson.

25. Which President of the United States presented Bob Hope with the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson

On the morning on January 20, 1969, on his last day in the office of President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson conferred the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" on 20 individuals, including Bob Hope. The citation for Hope's award noted, "With his gift of joy to all American people, he has written his name large in the history of our times". --- The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by executive order 11085 by President Harry S. Truman in 1945, and is the highest civilian honor conferred by the President for service. The decoration was designed to recognize individuals who have made "an exceptionally meritorious contribution to the security or national interest of the United States, world peace, culture, or other significant public or private endeavors". Reference source: Medal of Freedom Recipients

26. What year did Bob receive the "Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award"?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2

Answer: 1985

Bob has a long list of awards including: 1957: Golden Globe: Ambassador of Goodwill Award 1959: Academy: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1962: Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Cecil B. DeMille Award 1965: Screen Actors Guild: Life Achievement Award 1984: Emmy: Governor's Award 1994: American Comedy Award: Lifetime Achievement(male) 1995: National Medal of Arts He has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (some sources say three).

27. When did Bob make his last USO Tour?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 1

Answer: 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.

28. 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?

From Quiz Road To Bob Hope

Answer: 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".

29. Where did Bob Hope and his USO troupe perform their first "combat zone" show?

From Quiz Bob Hope and the USO

Answer: North Africa

In the Summer of 1943, "Hope's Gypsies" as Hope referred to his troupe, performed their first "combat zone" shows in North Africa, Italy, and Sicily. On that tour, they entertained their largest audience, 19,000 troops, in Palermo, Italy. They also felt the real effects of the war when they narrowly escaped with their lives as 100 Nazi Junkers JU-88's medium bomber aircraft, with a fighter escort, dive bombed the docks, destroying the area around the hotel where the troupe was staying. --- In the Summer of 1944, the troupe traveled 30,000 miles in the South Pacific Theater, performing shows in exotic sounding locations like Eniwetok, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, and Majuro. Hope referred to it as "Loew's Malaria Circuit" or as "The Pineapple Circuit". It was learned at one point, that a Japanese soldier had been killed a short distance from the stage on which they were performing. *** When Hope appeared in an episode of the top rated television show, "I Love Lucy" (1951), which was at the time the most viewed program in America, Hope said upon receiving his script for the episode, "What? A script? I don't need one of these". To the delight of cast, crew, and live studio audience, Hope went on to "ad-lib" the entire episode, to the complete approval of the shows executive producer, Desi Arnaz.

30. How many times did Bob Hope host or co-host the Academy Awards?

From Quiz 100 Years of Bob Hope - Part 2

Answer: 19

His first appearance was in 1940, and his last in 1978.

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