Bob Hope
Date of Birth
May 29, 1903
Birth Place:
Standiforth Court, Eltham, England


It is hardly necessary to enumerate the accomplishments, patriotic services, charitable donations, awards, medals, and honorariums pertaining to Bob Hope, a man for whom the word "legend" seems somehow inadequate. Never mind that he was born in England; the entertainer unquestionably became an American institution. Hope's father was a stonemason and his mother a one-time concert singer; when he...