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Bob Hope

Bob Hope (entertainer, born May 29, 1903, Eltham, England; died July 27, 2003) The man, who it is calculated has been seen by more people than any other entertainer on earth during his more than seven decades in show business, has been declared a "a part of American folklore" by a Senate resolution. In just about every country people know the performer, whose rapid-fire comedy technique, flawless sense of timing and impeccable delivery have invaded their lands and touched a common chord in their humanity. His motion pictures exceed 50. His radio and television show are literally countless. The great entertainer was born Leslie Townes Hope, the fifth of six sons of a stone mason in London.