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Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope Show

Bob Hope was born in the county of Kent in South East England in 1903. When he was a child his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. After finishing school he took a variety of jobs including shoe salesman, telephone lineman, and a stint as a boxer, but he dreamt of being a performer. After a great deal of persistance he ended up taking the juvenile lead in a Broadway musical comedy called The Ramblers (1926).

The audiences took to his boyish goodlucks and cheeky personality and by the 1930s he was headlining in vaudeville and had several starring roles on Broadway including Roberta (1931) and Red, Hot, and Blue (1936). He also made several appearances on radio shows such as Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann Hour Show, which lead to him being given his very own radio show in 1934.

His humour was often topical and some columnists such as Dorothy Kilgallen often critized his risque style, but his many voluntary performances to military units both at home and abroad made him one of the most popular and best-loved performers of the twentieth century.

Bob's radio and stage career was further enhanced by appearances in many films including the wonderful Road films with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, The Big Broadcast (1938), The Paleface (1947), and The Seven Little Foys (1955).

During in his long career he received a great many accolades including an honorary Academy Award, many good-citizen awards, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of San Diego and a place in the Comedy Hall of Fame.

Thanks for the Memory Bob!

Broadcast: 25th December
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 8th November 1938
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 20th December 1938
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 7th March 1939
Starring: Bob Hope, Judy Garland
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 11th April 1939
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 12th December 1939
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 28th January 1941
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 11th March 1941
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 1st April 1941
Starring: Bob Hope, Kate Smith
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 15th April 1941
Starring: Bob Hope, Hedda Hopper
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 3rd June 1941
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 10th June 1941
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Sep 02 2012
Broadcast: 20th January 1942
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 29 2003
Broadcast: 5th May 1942
Added: Apr 26 2007
Broadcast: 25th May 1943
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: May 15 2004
Broadcast: 18th December 1945
Starring: Bob Hope, Wayne Morris
Added: Dec 23 2010
Broadcast: 19th March 1946
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 1st April 1947
Starring: Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 08 April 1947
Starring: Bob Hope, Al Jolson
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 15th April 1947
Starring: Bob Hope, Van Johnson
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 13th May 1947
Starring: Peter Lorre, Bob Hope
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 18th November 1947
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 17th February 1948
Starring: Bob Hope, Fred Astaire
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 6th April 1948
Starring: Bob Hope, Dinah Shore
Added: Apr 19 2007
Broadcast: 13th April 1948
Starring: Bob Hope, Lana Turner
Added: Apr 12 2007
Broadcast: 19th October 1948
Starring: Bob Hope, Doris Day
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 26th October 1948
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 09 November 1948
Starring: Jack Benny, Bob Hope
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 30th November 1948
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jul 29 2003
Broadcast: 07 December 1948
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 21st December 1948
Added: Dec 24 2010
Broadcast: 28th December 1948
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Dec 25 2003
Broadcast: 28th January 1949
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jan 04 2010
Broadcast: 19th April 1949
Added: Jul 25 2013
Broadcast: 06 December 1949
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 14th March 1950
Added: May 14 2009
Broadcast: May 20, 1953
Added: May 02 2015
Broadcast: August 23, 1953
Added: Jun 12 2015
Broadcast: 16th October 1953
Added: Aug 16 2009
Broadcast: September 13, 1955
Added: Jun 19 2015
Broadcast: Not known
Added: Jul 08 2010
Broadcast:
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Mar 17 2011