Bob Hope

BirthDay:

29 May 1903

BirthPlace:

Eltham, Woolwich [now in Greenwich], London, England, UK

BirthName:

Leslie Townes Hope

Bio:

Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908. After some years on the stage as a dancer and comedian, he made his first film appearance in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) singing "Thanks for the Memory," which became his signature tune. In partnership with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, he appeared in the highly successful "Road to ..." comedies (1940-1952), and in many others until the early 1970s. During World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars he spent much time entertaining the troops in the field. For these activities and for his continued contributions to the industry he was given a special Academy Award on five occasions.
Filmography

Actor ( 308 credits )

Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Lovelace (2013) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Sixties (2013)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Renée (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2015)
Here's Lucy: On Location (2009) Behind the scenes clip from 'Fancy Pants' (archive footage)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (2006)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
The Best of the Royal Variety (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Inside Deep Throat (2005) Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (2003) Himself (archive footage)
My Sister Maria (2002) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Price for Peace (2002) Himself (archive footage)
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
War Stories with Oliver North (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999) Himself (archive footage)
Junket Whore (1998) Himself (archive footage)
Behind the Music (1997)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) Himself (archive footage)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Himself (uncredited)
The Real Las Vegas (1996)  Himself (archive footage)
Radio Star - die AFN-Story (1995) Himself
Liberation (1994) Himself (archive footage)
A Century of Cinema (1994) Himself
Forrest Gump (1994) Himself - in Vietnam (archive footage) (uncredited)
That Little Monster (1994) Himself (uncredited)
Modern Marvels (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Stockton's Fling (1994)  Himself (6 episodes, 1996)
That's Entertainment! III (1994) Himself - Newsreel Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Vicki! (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Memories of 1970-1991 (1991)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Stars and Stripes (1990) Himself (archive footage)
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris (1989) Himself
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
The Joan Rivers Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
A Conversation with Dinah (1989)  Himself (1990) (unknown episodes)
Entertaining the Troops (1988) Himself
Roseanne (1988)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1991)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself (8 episodes, 1995-2001)
Dolly (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1991)
The Morning Program (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
The Wil Shriner Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Spies Like Us (1985) Golfer
The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985) Himself (archive footage)
The Golden Girls (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (3 episodes, 1990-2004)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984) Himself - Host
Ingrid (1984) Himself (archive footage)
Highway to Heaven (1984)  Sycopomp (1 episode, 1988)
Muppet Babies (1984) (1 episode, 1988)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Star Search (1983)  Himself - Introducer (1 episode, 1985)
Vietnam: A Television History (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Breakaway (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Salute! (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
The Bob Monkhouse Show (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
CBS Early Morning News (1982)  Himself (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
This Is Elvis (1981) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Regis Philbin Show (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars (1980) Himself - Host
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1981)
Hour Magazine (1980)  Himself (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
The John Davidson Show (1980)  Himself (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (1980)  Himself (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
The Toni Tennille Show (1980) (1 episode, 1980)
The Muppet Movie (1979) Ice Cream Vendor
Superstars (1979) Himself
Ken Murray Shooting Stars (1979) Himself (archive footage)
3 Girls 3 (1977) (1 episode, 1977)
All This and World War II (1976) Himself (archive footage)
The Muppet Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Donny and Marie (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 1976)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1977)
The Captain and Tennille (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Rich Little Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) (archive footage)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (4 episodes, 1978-1990)
Sammy and Company (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Hearts and Minds (1974) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
The World at War (1973)  Himself (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Cancel My Reservation (1972) Dan Bartlett
M*A*S*H (1972)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The ABC Comedy Hour (1972) (1 episode, 1972)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 1986-2003)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
This Is Your Life (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Make Your Own Kind of Music! (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
A Current Affair (1971)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Make Room for Granddaddy (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
I due Kennedy (1970) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
How to Commit Marriage (1969) Frank Benson
This Is Your Life (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970)
The Johnny Cash Show (1969)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1970)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
The Barbara McNair Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
This Is Tom Jones (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970)
The Andy Williams Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
The Movie Game (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) Himself
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968) Sgt. Dan O'Farrell
Julia (1968)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1971)
The Don Rickles Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Frost on Saturday (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
Eight on the Lam (1967) Henry Dimsdale
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself (4 episodes, 1968-1971)
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1978)
Donahue (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Danny Thomas Hour (1967)  Makeup Man (1 episode, 1967)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
The Kraft Music Hall (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
The Bob Braun Show (1967)  Himself (1967-1984) (unknown episodes)
Mondo Hollywood (1967) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966) Himself - USO Christmas Show (archive footage) (uncredi
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966) Thomas J. 'Tom' Meade
The Oscar (1966) Himself (uncredited)
The Phyllis Diller Show (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
The Milton Berle Show (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Hollywood Star Spangled Revue (1966) Himself
Hollywood My Home Town (1965) Himself (archive footage)
I'll Take Sweden (1965) Bob Holcomb
Get Smart (1965)  Room Service Attendant (uncredited) (1 episode, 1968)
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965)  Himself (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Magic Mansion (1965)  Bob Hope (1 episode, 1965)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1965)  Himself (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Contestant - Mr. X 'X' (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
A Global Affair (1964) Frank Larrimore
The Hollywood Palace (1964)  Himself - Cameo Appearance (1 episode, 1969)
Cinema (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
Hollywood Backstage (1964)  Himself (1 episode)
The Sound of Laughter (1963) Bob (Singer in Grocery Store) (archive footage)
Call Me Bwana (1963) Matt
Critic's Choice (1963) Parker Ballantine
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Himself - Host / ... (25 episodes, 1963-1967)
Hollywood and the Stars (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1964)
Here's Edie (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1963)
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) Himself (archive footage)
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) Chester Babcock
The Lucy Show (1962)  Plumber's Assistant (1 episode, 1964)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (110 episodes, 1963-1992)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (4 episodes, 1962-1976)
The Andy Williams Show (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Year of Siege (1962) Himself (performs at Camp Borden) (archive footage)
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) Adam J. Niles
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)  Himself (2 episodes, 1961)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (5 episodes, 1967-1978)
The Jo Stafford Show (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
The Facts of Life (1960) Larry Gilbert
Celebrity Golf (1960) (1 episode)
Here's Hollywood (1960)  Himself (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Alias Jesse James (1959) Milford Farnsworth
The Five Pennies (1959) Himself - Leaving Brown Derby Restaurant (uncredited)
Sunday Showcase (1959)  Himself (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
The Bing Crosby Show (1959)  Himself
Frances Langford Presents (1959)  Himself
Paris Holiday (1958) Robert Leslie Hunter
The Geisha Boy (1958) Himself (on TV) (archive footage) (uncredited)
A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Screen Snapshots 1856: The Mocambo Party (1957) Himself
Screen Snapshots: WAIF International Ball (1957) Himself
Beau James (1957) Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
Screen Snapshots: The Walter Winchell Party (1957) Himself - Presenter
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Star Night (1957) Himself
The Thin Man (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1962)
The Frank Sinatra Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
The Big Record (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Club Oasis (1957)  Himself - Surprise Guest (1 episode, 1957)
The Polly Bergen Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
The Heart of Show Business (1957) Himself - Narrator
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (1956) Influential Man
The Iron Petticoat (1956) Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
That Certain Feeling (1956) Francis X. Dignan
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1958)
The Charles Farrell Show (1956)  Hotel Guest (1 episode, 1956)
Cinépanorama (1956)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Picture Parade (1956)  Himself (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
The Seven Little Foys (1955) Eddie Foy
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Beauty (1955) Himself
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1955)
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1961)
Wide Wide World (1955)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
The Amazing Dunninger (1955)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Playing Fields Association: Cricket (1955) Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man (1954) Himself
Casanova's Big Night (1954) Pippo Popolino
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Producers' Showcase (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1954)
The Jimmy Durante Show (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Project XX (1954)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Home (1954)  Himself (2 episodes, 1956)
Here Come the Girls (1953) Stanley Snodgrass
Scared Stiff (1953) Skeleton (uncredited)
Make Room for Daddy (1953)  Bob Hope / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1962)
Person to Person (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 1955)
The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953)  Himself (3 episodes, 1969-1975)
Off Limits (1952) Wally Hogan
Road to Bali (1952) Harold Gridley
Screen Snapshots: Memorial to Al Jolson (1952) Himself
Son of Paleface (1952) Peter Potter Jr.
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball (1952) Himself
A Sporting Oasis (1952) Himself
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (1952) Himself (archive footage)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Spectator (uncredited)
Today (1952)  Himself (10 episodes, 1974-1990)
This Is Your Life (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 1960)
The Bob Hope Show (1952)  Himself - Host / ... (74 episodes, 1953-1977)
The Christophers (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1953)
The Linkletter Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
My Favorite Spy (1951) Peanuts White / Eric Augustine
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) Sidney Milburn aka The Lemon Drop Kid
The Cinematographer (1951) Himself - film clip from 'Road to Rio' (archive footage
I Love Lucy (1951)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Chesterfield Sound Off Time (1951)  Himself - Host / ... (4 episodes, 1951)
The Red Skelton Hour (1951)  Himself - Cameo (1 episode, 1951)
Cassino to Korea (1950) Himself - USO Show (archive footage)
Fancy Pants (1950) Humphrey
Screen Actors (1950) Himself (uncredited)
You Can Change the World (1950) Himself
The Jack Benny Program (1950)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1964)
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)  Himself - Host / ... (19 episodes, 1950-1955)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (5 episodes, 1954-1963)
Lux Video Theatre (1950)  Himself - Intermission Guest / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1
All Star Revue (1950)  Guest Comedian / ... (4 episodes, 1951-1953)
Screen Snapshots: Meet the Winners (1950) Himself - Presenter
The Great Lover (1949) Freddie Hunter
Sorrowful Jones (1949) Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones
College of Musical Knowledge (1949)  Himself (1 episode, 1950)
The Paleface (1948) 'Painless' Peter Potter
Screen Snapshots 9860: Hollywood Friars Honor George Jessel (1948) Himself - Speaker
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1948-1970)
The Milton Berle Show (1948)  Himself - Comedian (2 episodes, 1950-1954)
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Behind Your Radio Dial (1948) Himself
Road to Rio (1947) Hot Lips Barton
Where There's Life (1947) Michael Joseph Valentine
It Pays to Be Funny (1947) Bob (edited from: Going Spanish) (archive footage)
Is Everybody Listening? (1947) Bob Hope - Bob Hope Radio Program
Variety Girl (1947) Bob Hope
My Favorite Brunette (1947) Ronnie Jackson
Week End in Hollywood (1947) Himself
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) Monsieur Beaucaire
Rough But Hopeful (1946) Himself
Road to Utopia (1945) Chester Hooton
Story of G.I. Joe (1945) Himself (voice on radio program) (voice) (uncredited)
The All-Star Bond Rally (1945) Himself - Host
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945) Bob Hope
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) Sylvester the Great
Memo for Joe (1944) Himself
Combat America (1943) Himself
Let's Face It (1943) Jerry Walker
Show-Business at War (1943) Himself (uncredited)
Don't Hook Now (1943) Himself
They Got Me Covered (1943) Robert Kittredge
Strictly G.I. (1943) Himself - Master of Ceremonies
A Welcome to Britain (1943) Himself (uncredited)
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies
Road to Morocco (1942) Orville 'Turkey' Jackson / Aunt Lucy
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 4 (1942) Himself
My Favorite Blonde (1942) Larry Haines
Bob's Busy Day (1942) Bob (archive footage)
Louisiana Purchase (1941) Jim Taylor
Nothing But the Truth (1941) Steve Bennett
Caught in the Draft (1941) Don Bolton
Road to Zanzibar (1941) Hubert 'Fearless' Frazier
The Ghost Breakers (1940) Larry Lawrence
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations (1940) Himself
Road to Singapore (1940) Ace Lannigan
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940) Himself - Master of Ceremonies
The Cat and the Canary (1939) Wally Campbell
Some Like It Hot (1939) Nicky Nelson
Never Say Die (1939) John Kidley
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 (1939) Himself
Thanks for the Memory (1938) Steve Merrick
Give Me a Sailor (1938) Jim Brewster
College Swing (1938) Bud Brady
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) Buzz Fielding
Calling All Tars (1936) Bobby
Shop Talk (1936) Robert Hope Jr.
Double Exposure (1935) Photographer / Robert
Watch the Birdie (1935) Bob
The Old Grey Mayor (1935) Bob
Paree, Paree (1934) Peter
Soup for Nuts (1934) Master of Ceremonies
Going Spanish (1934) Bob

Producer ( 6 credits )

Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars (1980) executive producer
Cancel My Reservation (1972) executive producer
Alias Jesse James (1959) executive producer
Paris Holiday (1958) producer
The Bob Hope Show (1952) executive producer (2 episodes, 1961-1969)
My Favorite Brunette (1947) producer (uncredited)

Writer ( 3 credits )

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963) (1 episode, 1965)
Paris Holiday (1958) (story) (as Robert Hope)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)