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Bob Hope, a life in comedy

William Robert Faith

Bob Hope, a life in comedy

by William Robert Faith

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Hope, Bob, 1903-,
    • Comedians -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby William Robert Faith.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2287.H63 F3 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination416 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages416
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3782509M
      ISBN 100399126279
      LC Control Number81022716

        The shocking truth about Bob Hope the bigamist actor A SECRET first marriage, countless affairs and a childhood spent behind bars an explosive new book reveals the Author: Peter Sheridan. This was an extremely thorough account of Bob Hope's life, but perhaps too thorough. Too often throughout the book, the narrative descends into a play by play of events. At times, I had a hard time reading more than a dozen pages in one sitting. Additionally, as the author was fairly close to and worked for Hope, the coverage isn't always complete/5(11).

        Bob Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, in (U.S. Army/AP) For his first book, Comedy at the Edge, about standup comedy . Bob Hope has 20 books on Goodreads with ratings. Bob Hope’s most popular book is Don't Shoot, It's Only Me: Bob Hope's Comedy History of the United.

      “Revelatory fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every /5().   Bob Hope was in the forefront of the entertainment industry for virtually his entire life. Primarily a comedian, he also acted, sang, and even danced, hosted his own radio and television shows, and starred in sixty movies. Bob Hope's dedication to and love for the American GI is legendary/5(21).


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By a longtime Hope PR man who was given access to the files: a massively detailed, highly unilluminating chronicle of the long Hope career. After a numbing, moment-by-moment reconstruction of a big London appearance in '70 (""Bob woke up, got out of his seat and went to the toilet""), Faith goes back to the beginning: English birth, Cleveland youth, vaudeville wanderings&#;with sometime.

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Hope’s name has even been affixed to the planet’s animal and plant life: the Bob Hope prize steer, the Bob Hope rose, the Bob Hope fern, which is green on top with black roots. Bob Hope, a life in comedy. [William Robert Faith] -- Reveals the mind and heart, the life and loves of the comic genius whose more than fifty-year career--in vaudeville, radio, the movies, on television, and as a touring entertainer for the armed.

Richard Zoglin's first book, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand Up in the s Changed America, led to his curiosity about Bob Hope. Howard Schatz/Courtesy of Simon & Schuster hide caption. Filled with anecdotes, photographs, and plenty of jokes, the book reveals the real Bob Hope from his boyhood in England and youth in Cleveland to his present status as a living legend-a Reviews: 1.

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When I was a teen-ager, I sort of hated Bob Hope. All of us did. Generationally crazy about the classics of American comedy—Groucho and Chaplin and Keaton and W. Fields—movie-loving kids.

In May NBC celebrated Hope's ninetieth birthday with the three-hour special "Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years." The show featured tributes from every living U.S. president at that time. By then, according to TV Guide, Hope had made more than five hundred TV shows and seventy movies.

Comedy legend Bob Hope was a top star in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio, in movies, on TV and through decades of USO tours around the world. He also had one of the longest show-business marriages on record — he was wed to singer Dolores Reade Hope for 69 years until his death at age in Author: Lou Lumenick.

Sir Bob Hope KBE, KC*SG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; – J ) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing.

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