Thursday, June 12, 2014

Palm Springs Legends - Bob Hope

Bob Hope was and continues to be a Palm Springs legend. His contributions to Palm Springs are seen everywhere from Bob Hope Drive to the Humana golf tournament, to the big house on the hill
 Thanks for the memories, Bob Hope, we love you.

Bob Hope, an American icon and Palm Springs legend, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in movies, television, and on the radio.

He never stopped working. During his decades long and active career Bob appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books.

Bob Hope was famous for his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. Over a 50 year period, between 1941 and 1991, Bob made 57 tours for the USO.

Throughout his long career, he was honored for this work.

With a career spanning over 60 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of seven “On The Road” movies with his god friend, and another Palm Springs legend Bing Crosby.

Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards 14 times

Bob Hope was an athlete. He loved baseball and football. He participated in the sports of boxing and golf. Golf was his favorite sport. Bob Hope brought the Bob Hope Classic to Palm Springs. That tournament continues to this day as the Humana Challenge.

Bob Hope's home is a big Palm Springs attraction. It is easy to see; just look for the house on the hill.

Bob Hope Drive crosses Frank Sinatra, Gerald Ford, Ginger Rogers and Dinah Shore Drives.

He was married to performer Delores Hope for 69 years
Bob Hope died, on July 27, 200. He was 100 years old.


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