Bob Hope (May 1903 - July 2003) was an actor and comedian. After some years on the stage he made his first film appearance in “The Big Broadcast of 1938” singing “Thanks for the Memories”, which became his signature tune. In partnership with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, he appeared in the highly successful “Road to …” comedies, and in many others until the early 1970s. During World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars he spent much time entertaining the troops in the field. For these activities and for his continued contributions to the industry he was given a special Academy Award on five occasions.
Hope’s accolades include the Golden Globes: Ambassador of Good Will Award, Emmy: Trustees’ Award, Cecil B. DeMille Award, Screen Actors Guild: Life Achievement Award, Emmy: Governor’s Award, Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award, American Comedy Award: Lifetime Achievement and the National Medal of Arts. He has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.