The Bob Hope Show

Season 43 Episode 3

Bob Hope: The First 90 Years

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 14, 1993 on NBC
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Bob Hope: The First 90 Years
This is your life, Bob Hope. Accolades from celebrities and six Presidents complement production numbers and clips highlighting the career of the legendary entertainer, who turns 90 on May 29. Vaudeville and Broadway: Angela Lansbury recalls Bob's roots in a segment capped by vaudeville revivalists Bill Irwin and David Shiner (Broadway's Fool Moon). Radio: Betty White reflects on Hope's radio days of the 1930s and '40s; Rosemary Clooney evokes the era with her rendition of I'll Be Seeing You. Movies: Bob Hope's Road hits (beginning with 1940's Road to Singapore) and his pairings with Lucille Ball are remembered by Tom Selleck and Lucie Arnaz. TV: The specials that made Hope a legend are surveyed by Johnny Carson, and Roseanne and Tom Arnold. Also scheduled: reflections on Hope as a hoofer, topical humorist and USO headliner by Paula Abdul, Gary Shandling and Walter Cronkite. Songs by Ann Jillian and Bob's wife, Dolores; and tributes from George Burns, President Clinton, and former Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush.moreless

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