May 29, 2010
Thanks For The Memories, Mr. Hope
Bob Hope would have been 107 today. He was born May 29 1903. He lived 100 years though, so that is a long time to spend on this earth. He must have been doing something right to live that long. On turning 100 years old, Bob quipped "I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."
Clouding the pain of his family's early poverty, Mr. Hope laughed "Four of us slept in one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."
And regarding his six brothers (he was the fifth of seven sons), "That's how I learned to dance, waiting for the bathroom."
This man did make a difference with his dedication and talent and humor. Bob Hope entertained the service men and women in locations around the world, year after year. Musicians and singers and entertainers volunteered to travel and perform everywhere Mr. Hope went.
Bob Hope starred in more than 50 feature films and appeared in cameos for another 15 -- the last being "Spies Like Us" in 1985. Mr. Hope introduced two Academy Award-winning songs: "Thanks for the Memory" with Shirley Ross in "The Big Broadcast of 1938" and "Buttons and Bows" in "The Paleface" (1948).
Oh, I think he played a little golf too.
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