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Bob Hope

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Birth Name: Bob Hope
Born: 05/29/1903
Birth Place: Eltham, England, GB
Death Place: Toluca Lake, California, USA
Died: 07/27/2003

Born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903 in Etham, London, U.K., he was the fifth of seven sons born to William Henry Hope, an English stonemason, and Avis Townes, an aspiring concert vocalist of Welsh descent. William and Avis brought their young family to the U.S. in 1907, soon settling in Cleveland, OH. Throughout his youth, Hope took on a wide variety of odd jobs to bring in extra money - everything from running deliveries and selling newspapers, to hustling pool. From an early age, however, it was clear that young Leslie had ambitions as an entertainer. He took dance lessons after school, often picking up an added bit of income as a street performer near Cleveland's Luna Park. In his tee... Continue Bio >>

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