Bob Hope was a multi-talented personality. He was an actor, comedian, author, singer, and even an athlete. Bob Hope started performing in the streets, then went to the radio, and spent most of his career on theaters and TV. Let’s find out more about how much is Bob Hope’s net worth.
Bob Hope Early Life
Leslie Hope was born on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, London, United Kingdom. His father, William Henry Hope was a talented stonemason, and his mother Avis Townes was a singer mainly into opera. When Bob Hope was 4 years old, he immigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He had 6 brothers, producer Jack Hope, businessman Ivor Hope, George Hope, actor James Hope, and Frederick Hope, but most of them died.
Bob Hope was grown and raised in Cleveland, where he attended the Boys’ Industrial School and went to a dance school later.
Bob Hope was first married to Grace Louise Troxell. She was a performer of a theatrical genre called Vaudeville. They got married for 1 year only from 1933-1934. Then, Bob married the singer Dolores Hope. Bob and Dolores adopted 2 sons and 2 daughters, Anthony J. Hope and actor William Kelly Francis Hope, Eleanora Hope and producer Linda Hope. Dolores Hope also died in 2011.
On July 27, 2003, at his home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, Bob Hope died because of pneumonia. (100 years old)
Bob Hope Career
Bob Hope was singing, dancing and even doing comedic on the streets and parks. He also entered several competitions during his career start and just when he was a child. Bob had an interest in becoming a boxer for some time around 1919. Then, he started taking dancing classes and started performing acting and dancing at clubs.
During his professional career start, Bob Hope had some time at radios before going to the TV and stages. He started appearing on TV in the 1950s when TV was still coming up, hosted the Academy Awards (Oscars) several times, and went on his own tours and concerts. A 1934 short musical comedy movie titled Going Spanish, is considered to be Bob Hop’s first appearance. His first long great major role movie is considered to be 1938 titled The Big Broadcast of 1938.
Bob Hope was the movie star of that days. People loved him for his Road movies including Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore, The Road to Hong Kong, and others. His latest credited appearances were in an episode of a drama series titled Highway to Heaven, a comedy-mystery movie titled A Masterpiece of Murder, and a comedy movie titled Spies Like Us.
Awards & Achievements
Bob Hope received a lot of honors and awarded winnings for his great performances and contribution to the TV industry. Below, you will find a list of a few of Bob Hope’s honors and award winnings.
– Academy Honorary Awards.
– Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
– Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
– Kennedy Center Honors.
– Presidential Medal of Freedom.
– Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
– Peabody Award.
– Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre).
– People’s Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Entertainer.
Net Worth of Bob Hope
Bob Hope had an estimated net worth of more than $200 million. He passed away, but his assets are still there.
Bob Hope made his fortune from the great performances he’s done on TV and from the tours and concerts he went to. He had several real estates that he bought for thousands and worth now millions of dollars.
Bob Hope was a multi-talented personality, and one of the first people to appear on TV. He started performing in streets and parks, moved to radios for some time, and spent most of his career in TV. Bob Hope was married to Dolores Hope before he died.
Bob Hope, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.