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A Bob Hope timeline

by Anne Zieger (10/10/08).

Major events in Bob Hope’s life

1903 – Born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England

1908 – Family moves to Cleveland, Ohio

1915 – Begins busking at a local boardwalk

1920 – Bob Hope becomes a U.S. citizen

1925 – Thanks to silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, is invited to join Hurley’s Jolly Follies

1938 _ Hits the big time hosting “The Big Broadcast of 1938,” a radio show sponsored by Pepsodent

1939 – First USO show aboard the Queen Mary

1944 – Logs over 30,000 miles and performs in more than 150 shows in the South Pacific

1963 – Receives Congressional Gold Medal

1970 – Christmas Special from aired from Vietnam is one of the most popular ever

1985 – Bob Hope USO Center is opened in Washington, D.C.

1995 – Tees up with three U.S. Presidents

2003 – Dies in Toluca Lake, CA and is buried in Bob Hope
Memorial Garden, San Fernando Mission Cemetary, Los Angeles

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