July 28, 2003

Travelling that final ROAD

I just got a flash from CNN that comedic genius Bob Hope has died at 100. Thanks for the memories!

[Update: It seems that everyone but puppy blender has posted on this story. Kevin has the best post I have seen.]

Just thought I would update you as to what IMDB said about Hope today. So as to retain all of the linkage, the following is cut&paste from the source code on their index page from today:

Bob Hope: 1903-2003

Bob Hope, beloved comedian, actor, emcee, ambassador, and emissary, passed away last night (7/27) at his home in Toluca Lake. He had turned 100 on May 29th. Hope starred in over 60 movies and his success spanned vaudeville, radio, television, and the big screen. Hope, along with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, starred in the popular "Road to.." movies as well as headlining such films as The Seven Little Foys, The Paleface, and The Great Lover. On the small screen during the '60s and '70s, Hope's Christmas and comedy specials were a treasured staple, expanding on the formula of girls and gags from his U.S.O. tours. It's for these tours, particularly during World War II, the Korean war, and Vietnam war, that Hope endeared himself to U.S. servicemen and for which, in 1997, Hope was awarded the status of "Honorary Veteran" by the U.S. Congress. No other civilian holds the honor. Please visit our gallery of photos and leave your thoughts, comments, and remembrances of this beloved entertainer on our message boards. Thanks for the memories Bob.*

*One has to wonder if they had actually read my post before coming up with that ending phrase, huh?

Posted by Tiger at July 28, 2003 08:35 AM

*this one doesn't wonder that at all..... ;)

Posted by: Susie at July 29, 2003 01:06 AM