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Also Known As: Died: July 27, 2003
Born: May 29, 1903 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Eltham, England, GB Profession: Producer ...
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1907:
Immigrated to USA aged four
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Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
1914:
Won contest as Chaplin imitator (date approximate)
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Began performing in vaudeville
1927:
Appeared in the stage production of "Sidewalks of New York"
1933:
Broadway acting debut in "Roberta"
1938:
Film acting debut in "The Big Broadcast of 1938"; sang (with Shirley Ross) what was to become his signature song, "Thanks for the Memory"; became host of NBC Radio's "The Pepsodent Show"--Hope's NBC radio show would last until the 1950s in one form or another
1940:
First "Road" film teaming him with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, "Road to Singapore"
1941:
Began entertaining US troops at March Field in Riverside, California, in May
1942:
Made first trip with USO, visting army bases in England, North Africa and Sicily
1947:
Cut the ribbon on the first Los Angeles TV broadcast--at KTLA
1948:
Initiated first of numerous Christmas shows for armed forces personnel abroad
1950:
Hosted "Star Spangled Revue"
1953:
NBC broadcast first of Hope's annual Christmas specials
1962:
Made last "Road" film, "Road to Hong Kong"
1963:
Hosted "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre"; appearing often in the anthological offerings
1971:
Applied for visa to Hanoi to negotiate release of US prisoners
1993:
Awarded his fourth star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995:
String of annual NBC Christmas shows broken

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