Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

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Overview

Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes by Bob Hope, Linda Hope

Now in paperback—one of America's greatest entertainers shares his favorite jokes and memories.

Bob Hope died at the age of 100 in July '03. His legendary career spanned the entire 20th century, from impersonating Charlie Chaplin in front of the firehouse in Cleveland in 1909 to celebrating an unprecedented 60 years with NBC in 1996. He entertained millions worldwide with his performances in vaudeville and on Broadway, on his top-rated weekly radio show, in beloved movies such as his Road pictures with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, and, most notably, in the countless television appearances that made him a superstar and a welcome guest in every living room in the country.

With Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes, readers can enjoy the very best of his humor and, in the process, learn about the amazing life and career of a true national treasure.

On the early years:
"I wouldn't have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

On growing old:
"Age is only a number. However, in my case, it's a rather large number."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401307424
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication date: 05/12/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 669,777
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Hope was in the forefront of the entertainment industry for virtually his entire life. Primarily a comedian, he also acted, sang, and even danced, hosted his own radio and television shows, and starred in sixty movies. Bob Hope's dedication to and love for the American GI is legendary. He traveled around the world to entertain the men and women in uniform during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. No individual in the history of show business journeyed so far—and so often—to entertain so many. He received more than two thousand awards and citations for his humanitarian and professional efforts, and was honored and befriended by every U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt.

Linda Hope, Bob and Dolores Hope's daughter, is chief operating officer of Hope Enterprises, Inc., and producer of her father's television specials for the last twenty-five years. She lives in North Hollywood, California, and Ireland.

Read an Excerpt

On the early years:
"I wouldn't have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

On growing old:
"Age is only a number. However, in my case, it's a rather large number."

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Note to the Reader13
My Childhood: 1903-191315
My Early Years: 1913-192328
My Twenties: 1923-193338
My Thirties: 1933-194347
My Forties: 1943-195368
My Fifties: 1953-196395
My Sixties: 1963-1973120
My Seventies: 1973-1983139
My Eighties: 1983-1993161
My Nineties: 1993-2003191
Acknowledgments202

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