Bob Hope (born Leslie Townes Hope) was an actor, singer (kind of!), comedian, friend of Presidents, perennial host of the Academy Awards, and entertainer of the troops for decades. Actually, you name it, he did it. He was also a golfer and sponsored his own tournament. (As did his movie partner, Bing Crosby).
If you were in the military from WW II on, you probably saw a Bob Hope show in the field of combat. He always took beautiful (female) stars with him to thrill the troops. He appeared in and/or hosted at least 199 shows.
He and his family emigrated from England to the U.S. in 1908 but he certainly became known as the ultimate American.
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