I thought that this man was gonna last forever!! He did live a good long life. I didn’t known that he was born in London to British parents til recently. My mother remember him entertaining the troops in the Vietnam War. Her oldest brother was in paratrooper in that war. She and her siblings grow up with Bob Hope.
Bob Hope Dies at 100
Jul 28, 9:57 AM EST
HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100.
Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, with his family at his bedside, longtime publicist Ward Grant said Monday.
The nation’s most-honored comedian, Hope was a star in every category open to him Ã¢â‚¬â€? vaudeville, radio, television and film, most notably a string of “Road” movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby. For decades, he took his show on the road to bases around the world, boosting the morale of servicemen from World War II to the Gulf War.
President Bush said Monday that “the nation lost a great citizen” with Hope’s death.
“Bob Hope served our nation when he went to battlefields to entertain thousands of troops from different generations,” the president said. “We extend our prayers to his family. God bless his soul.”
Hope perfected the one-liner, peppering audiences with a fusillade of brief, topical gags.
“I bumped into Gerald Ford the other day. I said, `Pardon me.’ He said, `I don’t do that anymore.'”
He poked fun gently, without malice, and made himself the butt of many jokes. His golf scores and physical attributes, including his celebrated ski-jump nose, were frequent subjects:
“I want to tell you, I was built like an athlete once Ã¢â‚¬â€? big chest, hard stomach. Of course, that’s all behind me now.”
[size=medium][color=336633][font=Verdana]He would be terribly missed. Especially, for the USO[/font][/color][/size]