Bob Hope Show, The

Bob Hope Show, The

Bob Hope

Born on May 29, 1903 in Eltham, London, England

Died on July 27, 2003 in Toluca Lake, California of pneumonia


CBS, NBC, 1938-1958

A 30-minute comedy-variety program featuring Hope, guest stars and a cast of regulars including orchestra leader Skinnay Ennis, vocalist Francis Langford and comedian Jerry Colonna. Hope was first heard on radio on "The Capitol Family Hour" in 1932. In January 1935 he appeared in a series named "The Intimate Revue" with James Melton, Jane Froman and the Al Goodman orchestra. He was also heard on "The Woodbury Soap Hour" with Shep Fields, "Atlantic Family" with Red Nichols, "Maxwell House Showboat" with Lanny Ross and "Rippling Rhythm Revue" again with Shep Fields. The Pepsodent-sponsored program that bore his name was produced form 1938 to 1955 and was also carried from 1955 to 1958 as a series of repeats. In 1952 Hope was featured in a 15-minute daily program as a comedy commentator.