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May 27, 1998
Bob Hope, America's only honorary war veteran, turns 95 on Friday. If you're among the thousands of people he's entertained over the years, we at The Sun would like to hear from you.In a career that's spanned everything from vaudeville to compact discs, Hope has emerged not only as one of America's most popular comedians, but also -- thanks to his years of entertaining troops stationed overseas -- one of its most respected citizens.If you're a veteran, whether of World War II, Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm, and have fond recollections of Hope's USO shows you'd be willing to share, please call us. If you were there in the early days, saw Hope on stage (either in vaudeville or on Broadway)
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HEALTH
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
The organizers of a hospice in downtown Baltimore are envisioning their new facility as a national model for the care of terminally sick infants and other children, a place of comfort for parents and extended families. While a crew hooked up electric cable and painters put the finishing touches on a cornice this week, the staff of Dr. Bob's Place look to the day in June when the first families and children arrive. "We will do everything we can to alleviate a sick child's three main worries — feeling the pain that often accompanies death, a fear of being alone and a concern about those they are leaving behind when they die," said Janet Will, a nurse who is director of the hospice for children.
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FEATURES
By LAURA CHARLES | May 5, 1991
BOB HOPE, who's honorary chair of the Triple Crown Ball on May 16 (which had a kickoff fashion extravaganza Wednesday at Nan Duskin), got the royal treatment while in town this week to perform at a USF&G-sponsored benefit at the Meyerhoff to end paralysis.Hope, wife Delores, and poodle Baxter occupied a penthouse suite at the Harbor Court, where they had Sascha's Silver Sacks for lunch and a seafood platter and veal chop from Da Mimmo for a pre-dinner snack, personally delivered by the very pregnant Mrs. Mimmo Cricchio.
NEWS
March 4, 2010
Nobody except Bob Hope came over to Vietnam when I was there in '67-'68. I thank Gov. Martin O'Malley for going in harm's way to see the troops from Maryland ("Lt. Gov. Brown defends O'Malley's trip to Iraq," Mar. 2). Things can happen on these trips. William R. Bonnett Send letters to the editor to talkback@baltimoresun.com.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 10, 1990
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Entertaining troops in Saudi Arabia should be a breeze after Bob Hope's tough Saturday audience.Mr. Hope, in town to film a segment of his 1990 Christmas television special, kept a crowd of football players and teen-agers in stitches with his famous one-liners.More than 300 people turned out at a high school football field to watch Mr. Hope introduce the Associated Press All-America college football team.With a little help from cue cards, Mr. Hope introduced every player with a joke.
FEATURES
By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 15, 1993
Tonight's TV schedule is as slow as molasses in . . . well, in December, anyway.* "Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories" (8-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Bob Hope, at 90, is a living legend, but one whose increasing frailty is making it trickier for him and NBC to mount his annual TV specials. This one solves the problem in two ways: by having Hope work from his San Fernando Valley home (no travel) and by having him present a lot of flashbacks (less demanding). Still, viewers will get the chance to see Bob and Dolores Hope singing together -- and, in what is a slightly more newsworthy duet, Naomi Judd singing again with her daughter Wynonna.
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By Susan B. Postema and Susan B. Postema,Los Angeles Daily News | August 30, 1993
Bob Hope's many awards, honors and memorabilia -- including 54 honorary doctorates, a signed airplane propeller and some bronzed milk cartons -- may be open to the viewing public in the near future.The 90-year-old entertainer is hoping to open a museum in Burbank, Calif. within a year, which would document his comedy, acting and dancing career, organizers say.The Los Angeles-area city of Burbank is one of several sites being considered as a location for the museum, but officials from Bob Hope Enterprises would not say which site will be given preference.
FEATURES
By Henry Scarupa | April 29, 1991
Bob Hope doesn't have a joke about Baltimore -- yet.But he expects to come up with one or two before his appearance Wednesday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, in a benefit for the National Drive to Cure Paralysis.Mr. Hope last came here two years ago for a celebration honoring the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., as president of Loyola College. Accompanied by his wife, Dolores, Mr. Hope plans to visit his old friend again while in town.Speaking on the phone from his home in Southern California, Mr. Hope said his hour-long show -- with the Zim Zemeral Orchestra and the 80-voice Chorus of the Chesapeake -- would draw on recent news events for humorous material.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Evening Sun Staff | October 7, 1991
IN WHAT WAS surely a rare moment for Bob Hope, he found himself sitting in front of military men instead of performing for them.The entertainer who has brought goodwill and one-liners to countless soldiers and troops during his five decades of entertaining got a taste of his own medicine this weekend when midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy treated him to a musical salute.They also thanked Hope by naming a new performing arts center in his honor."This is the best thing that has ever happened to me since NBC named a speed bump after me," he joked to the audience of roughly 6,000.
FEATURES
By Paul Brownfield and Paul Brownfield,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2003
They were Bob Hope's joke doctors, his gag men. And sometimes it meant being on call at all times of the day or night. Hope was liable to phone suddenly from some city, wanting jokes to play off the day's headlines. When he called back, half an hour later, he didn't even say hello. You picked up the phone, and there was his voice. "OK, thrill me," he would say. Sherwood Schwartz, who would later become well-known for creating the situation comedies Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, wrote for Hope's Pepsodent Show on radio beginning in 1936, a job that paid him $50 a week - not bad for a Depression-era salary.
SPORTS
January 26, 2010
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NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | November 16, 2009
Dan Knott was just watching football in his hospital bed on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Then in walked Miss America, silver crown and all, to thank the 51-year-old Baltimore man for his long-ago Army service. "Just want to let you know how much we appreciate you," said Katie Stam, the 22-year-old brown-haired, brown-eyed beauty queen, during a goodwill trip to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. After posing with Knott for a Polaroid snapshot, Stam moved on to chat with other veterans receiving medical care on Ward 3-B. She made the visit in conjunction with the USO, a congressionally chartered nonprofit group that has been boosting soldier morale since 1941, most famously through visits from entertainer Bob Hope.
NEWS
August 20, 2008
Clarence "Cy" Cyford, A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon Maryland at 11 A.M. on Thursday August 21st. Time for greeting the family in church will be 10 to 11 A.M. Cy was an Anatomy Board Donor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. Office of Development 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road Bob Hope Road Miami, Florida 33136-1494.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | October 27, 2005
The year: 1764. The place: A royal apartment in London. The players: Herb I. Vore, an animal-rights activist, and Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart. Herb: "Your Wolfie is only 8 years of age. That's too young to be composing. He should be out playing with the other boys and catching disfiguring diseases. He must act like a child and leave the music business to the grown-ups, like Lawrence Welk." Leo: "But he is the toast of the town. He and his sister have performed for the king of England.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2004
"My plan as a little boy was to try to be a movie comedy actor like a Bob Hope or a Danny Kaye or a Red Skelton." -- Comedian George Carlin
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Sun Staff | August 3, 2003
Colin Quinn wasn't into Bob Hope when he was a kid. "He looked a little square to me," Quinn says. "By the time I saw him, I was a teen-ager, and you weren't going to be into Bob Hope then." No, for Quinn, a 44-year-old comic who seems barely able to contain a Hulk-like hostility, his role models were a generation or two younger than Hope, comic heavyweights like George Carlin and Richard Pryor, whose humor was far more biting than Hope's, not to mention brimming with the profane. It's hard to imagine the relentlessly wholesome Hope even knowing Carlin's "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" let alone uttering one of them.
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By Marissa Lowman and Marissa Lowman,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2003
Bob Hope left a legacy about which most entertainers can only dream; his renown extended from vaudeville - through radio, film and television - to the virtual world. Before he died Sunday at age 100, several sites devoted to his life and accomplishments have been and up and running for years. One Web site, bobhope. com, prides itself on being Hope's official site. In his memory, its front page yesterday depicted him sporting a black cap bearing the words "The Spirit of Bob Hope." On bobhope.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | January 9, 1991
Los Angeles BOB HOPE WAS past due at a press conference with some of the TV critics gathered here. An NBC public relations type whispered to another that there was no answer to a knock on Hope's door. The key to his room was located."You know, I went up to my room, sat down in a chair and fell asleep," Hope confessed to the critics later, admitting that he still hasn't recovered from his trip to visit the troops in Saudi Arabia. "I feel fine, but I'm tired."I got back a week ago. Five o'clock in the morning we left Saudi Arabia and flew back to Washington.
FEATURES
July 30, 2003
Memorial services for Bob Hope are being planned across the country, according to bobhope.com, the late entertainer's official Web site. These will include a High Mass at St. Charles Church in North Hollywood Aug. 27 for Hope's extended family, close friends and associates. Later that day, a memorial tribute will be held at the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood for members of the entertainment community. Other memorial services will be held in Washington, Palm Springs, Calif.
FEATURES
By Paul Brownfield and Paul Brownfield,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2003
They were Bob Hope's joke doctors, his gag men. And sometimes it meant being on call at all times of the day or night. Hope was liable to phone suddenly from some city, wanting jokes to play off the day's headlines. When he called back, half an hour later, he didn't even say hello. You picked up the phone, and there was his voice. "OK, thrill me," he would say. Sherwood Schwartz, who would later become well-known for creating the situation comedies Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, wrote for Hope's Pepsodent Show on radio beginning in 1936, a job that paid him $50 a week - not bad for a Depression-era salary.
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