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Bob Hope

Bob Hope

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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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Received special silver plaque from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1940, presented "in recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry".

In 1944, Hope was presented with a Lifetime Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "for his many services to the Academy".

Hope received a gold medal from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1966 "for unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy".

"He works to anybody. He works to his janitor, to the band, to five people in the audience. You call him up and he'll tell you three jokes before you say hello. You've never met a man who likes a joke better than Bob Hope." -- Mort Lachman, Hope writer and producer, in Daily Variety, December 18, 1992.

He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987

Hope was the subject of a 1979 tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center

In 1995, he was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton

In 1995, for the first time in 45 years, Hope did not headline a Christmas special on NBC.

Hope is the most famous resident of the Toluca Lake section of Los Angeles (adjacent to Burbank). This was confirmed in the 1980s when a long-lost friend of NBC publicist Kit Haralson, who lived not far from Hope's estate, received a letter from a long-lost high school chum merely addressed to her "near Bob Hope's house in Toluca Lake."

One enters NBC's Burbank Studios off a Burbank street named in honor of Hope.

Hope was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) for his fifty years on television on May 30, 1996.

Received honorary British knighthood in May 1998

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