of the most influential comics in his lifetime, Bob Hope died just two months
after his 100th birthday.
Leslie Townes Hope, he died in his sleep in California with his family at his
came in from around the world, including this from Woody Allen:
hard for me to imagine a world without Bob Hope in it."
He was born in London, but left when he was 4 when his family emigrated to Ohio
in the USA.
would start his career in vaudeville and came to the attention of the public through
his work in film, television and radio. With Bing Crosby he created one of the
most popular double acts of their day, especially in The Road to movie series.
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received a Congressional Medal of Honor in 1962. In the UK, the Queen gave him
an honorary knighthood in 1998.