Bob Hope celebrates his eighty-fourth birthday.
Bob Hope is honored at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the special celebrates the performing arts and honors six of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The honorees are choreographer Merce Cunningham, actress Irene Dunne, comedian Bob Hope, writer/lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, composer Frederick Loewe, and opera singer Beverly Sills on December 27th, 1985.
Frank Sinatra was scheduled to appear in the special; performing while Mikhail Baryshnikov and Twyla Tharp perform in the background. But dropped out due to health reasons. But it was speculated that the true reason for him dropping out was his desire to get back at NBC and Bob Hope over some old grudges.
USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), the first ship designed from the keel up as an amphibious assault ship was launched September 17, 1960 at Bremerton, Washington and commissioned on August 26, 1961. The ship carried a squadron of 24 Marine helicopters plus a Battalion Landing Team of 1500 Marines.
Bob Hope is a presenter of the Irving Berlin Award on The 32nd Annual Tony Awards on June 4th 1978.
Bob Hope appears in the documentary special Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend on May 25th 1978.
Bob Hope appears on The 20th Annual TV Week Logie Awards on March 3rd, 1978.
Bob Hope appears on A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle on March 26th, 1978.
Bob Hope hosts The 50th Annual Academy Awards on April 3rd, 1978.
Bob Hope appears on The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special on January 24, 1978. Also appearing were Milton Berle, Alan King and Leslie Uggams.
News item: Bob Hope was hoping to start production of "The Road to the Fountain of Youth" in England this summer with his buddy Bing Crosby. "Crosby's already invested money in the script, and you know him, he's not about to blow an investment", quipped Hope, who actually is quite concerned that Bing still remains in the hospital nearly three weeks after his 20-foot-fall from a Pasadena concert stage. Also to be in the film is old "Road" partner Dorothy Lamour and a new part for Bernadette Peters.
On May 7, 1976, Bob Hope was named recipient of the annual Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The society is made up of 291 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, highest U.S. decoration for bravery in combat. The award is "in tribute to Hope's 35 years of dedication and personal effort in entertaining more than 12 million American armed forces personnel during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflict.
One of Jerry Colonna's last performances, as Bob Hope's sidekick from his radio days to the USO days. Jerry Colonna also starred in two Hope-Crosby Road films: The Road to Singapore (1940) and The Road to Rio (1947).
Bob Hope also was one of four hosts for the 47th annual Academy Awards on April 8, 1975. The other three hosts were Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Shirley MacLaine.
As a area Police Officer I picked up Robert Goulet at the South Bend Airport. On way to hotel he put on my trooper hat and told two girls, "Pull Over" he got a dirty look, had they knew who he was they probably would have fainted. We picked up all guests and took them to the hotel for the special. Met Bob Hope, Juliet Prowse and of course, Robert Goulet.
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Bob Hope's punchline before a throng of 30,000 at Long Bin - "This surprises me; President Nixon thinks you're all home".
Ethel Merman was promised top billing and so was Jimmy Durante by the Producer Vinton Freedley in Cole Porter's "Red Hot and Blue" 32 years ago, so they opted an X with Jimmy's name one diagonal and Ethel's the other, the real winner was Bob Hope, whose name was the only one legible!
Bob Hope is credited with discovering singer Tony Bennett in 1949.
Henry Cabot Lodge was the Ambassador to Vietnam when he was replaced by Ellsworth Bunker. He was also on the 1960 Republican ticket for Vice Presidency with Richard M. Nixon going for Presidency.
Bob Hope also guest starred in the Easter television program "Triumphant Hour" on April 14, 1963. The story of the Resurrection is told in drama, prayer and music. Stars include Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Jerry Colonna, Ruth Hussey, Roddy McDowall, Pat O'Brien and Jane Wyatt. Ann Blyth sings, "Come Holy Ghost". Raymond Burr plays Peter, Tudor Owen plays Thomas and Thayer Roberts plays John.