*** The Legendary Bob Hope ***

An Entertainer, Comedian and Hollywood Actor well known to all Americans,
especially to our U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen deployed Overseas.



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A Tribute to Mr. Hope for Spectacular Shows to entertain our Troops overseas.

Bob Hope lived to be 100 and has been over 14 years since his death. For those too young to remember him,
ask your grandparents. His theme song was "Thanks for the Memories", playing now, sung by Dorothy Lamour.
Please turn-on Speakers.

This will put a smile on your face and in your heart.


Bob's Shows for the Troops were Spectacular with beautiful girls, music, comical gags
on stage. A Good Time for the home-sick Guys and Gals that needed to Laugh Out Loud!




Here are Quotations from Mr. Hope.

ON TURNING 70 - "I still chase women, but only downhill."

ON TURNING 80 - "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

ON TURNING 90 - "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

ON TURNING 100 - "I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time
for my nap."

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER (BOXING) - "I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee
kept stepping on them."

ON GOLF - "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

ON PRESIDENTS - "I have performed for 12 presidents but entertained only six."

ON WHY HE CHOOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER - "When I was born, the doctor said to
my mother, congratulations, you have an eight pound ham."

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL - "I feel very humble, but I think I
have the strength of character to fight it."

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY - "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold,
mother threw on another brother."

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS - "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES - "I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the
stuff the audience threw at me."

ON GOING TO HEAVEN - "I have done benefits for ALL religions. I would hate to
blow the hereafter on a technicality."



Bob Hope and Bing Crosby planning a Heavenly Road Trip as usual!





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