American comedian, actor, singer and dancer (1903–2003)
Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was a British-American entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts.
- Thanks to our brave allies: you gallant Russian bear, you British everywhere.
- Introduction to his World War II performances.
- Obituary, The Economist, August 2, 2003
- I was on the way to my hotel, and I passed a hotel going in the opposite direction.
- He arrived in Saigon on the day that Vietcong agents blew up an American officers' billet.
- New York Times obituary, July 28, 2003
- I know I'm in England because this morning, my stomach got up two hours before I did and had a cup of tea! I've had so much tea, I slosh when I walk! You have to drink tea - I've tasted the coffee!
- During a radio broadcast recorded in the UK. (During a broadcast in the Soviet Union, Bob re-used the first section, replacing 'England' with 'Russia' and 'cup of tea' with 'Bowl of Borscht')
- Audio recording of radio broadcast.
- In his prime, the young comic walked onto a stage with the confidence of a man who owned it, and by the time he walked off, he did.