Bob Hope - Famous Film Producer

Bob Hope Net Worth


Bob Hope’s net worth and salary: Bob Hope, a British-born American comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and author, had a net worth of $150 million at the time of his death. After adjusting for inflation, that’s equivalent to around $250 million in today’s dollars. Throughout his nearly 80-year career, Hope appeared in over 70 short and feature films, hosted the Academy Awards a record 19 times, entertained American military personnel on 57 tours for the United Service Organizations, and authored 14 books.

Key facts:

  • Bob Hope had a net worth of $150 million at the time of his death.
  • He appeared in over 70 short and feature films and hosted the Academy Awards a record 19 times.
  • Hope authored 14 books and achieved recognition for the 57 tours he did for the United Service Organizations.
  • He was known for his "Road" movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.
  • Hope's annual Christmas specials on NBC were seen by more than 60% of all US households watching television.

Basic Information About Bob Hope

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Comedians
ProfessionsComedian, Golfer, Actor, Film Producer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Athlete, Lineman, Butcher
Net worth$150,000,000
Date of birth1903-05-29
Place of birthEltham
Date of death2003-07-27 (aged 100)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHis ski shaped nose
Usually played a coward
Performing stand up for the U.S. military
Often worked with Bing Crosby
Quick one-liners.
Frequently worked with the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.
SpouseDolores Hope - (19 FebruaryΒ 1934 - 27 JulyΒ 2003)Β (his death)Β (4 children)
25 January - Grace Louise Troxell (Β 1933 - 1934)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Bob Hope win?


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Bob Hope roles

Movie / Series Role
Forrest GumpSelf - in Vietnam (archive footage) (uncredited)
LovelaceSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Muppet MovieIce Cream Vendor
Spies Like UsBob Hope
The Lucy ShowPlumber's Assistant 1 episode, 1964
The Golden GirlsSelf 1 episode, 1989
The SimpsonsBob Hope 1 episode, 1992
RoseanneSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
JuliaBob Hope (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf / ... (uncredited) 1 episode, 1968-1978
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1978
Get SmartRoom Service Attendant (uncredited) unknown episodes
Highway to HeavenSycopomp 1 episode, 1988
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 3 episodes, 1992-1993
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1968-1972
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 1990
Laugh-InGuest Performer (uncredited) unknown episodes

Bob Hope's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Going SpanishΒ (1934)$2,500
The Old Grey MayorΒ (1935)$2,500
The Big Broadcast of 1938Β (1938)$20,000
They Got Me CoveredΒ (1943)$100,000
Let's Face ItΒ (1943)$100,000
Star Spangled RevueΒ (1950)$40,000

Bob Hope's Quotes

  • [on being told he was being awarded an honorary knighthood] What an honor and what a surprise for a boy born in England, raised in Cleveland and schooled in vaudeville.
  • Golf is my real profession--show business pays my greens fees.
  • You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
  • [on his 100th birthday] I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type.
  • [at the height of the Cold War] We had a very successful trip to Russia. We made it back.

Bob Hope's photos

Interesting Facts about Bob Hope

  1. ABC-TV Network News Poll, A&E Biography Viewers Poll, as well as magazine and newspaper 'century roundups' have proclaimed Hope as the "Entertainer of the 20th Century."
  2. In 1959 he was awarded the Emmy Trustees' Award "for bringing the great gift of laughter to all peoples of all nations; for selflessly entertaining American troops throughout the world over many years; and for making TV finer by these deeds and by the consistently high quality of his TV programs through the years".
  3. Winner of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1985.
  4. In 1995 he was presented the National Medal of Arts: presented by President Bill Clinton.
  5. Has four adopted children: Eleanora Avis "Nora", Anthony, Linda Hope and Kelly Hope.
  6. Has entertained the troops overseas in every war from WWII to the Gulf War
  7. In 1998 he was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.
  8. In the 1950s he was a part-owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. His guest appearance in I Love Lucy (1951) centered around his attending a Yankees-Indians game at Yankee Stadium.
  9. Holds two entries in "The Guinness Book of World Records". One is for having the distinction of being the entertainer with "the longest running contract with a single network--spanning 61 years". The second is for being the "most honored entertainer", with over 1500 awards.
  10. Served as United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) Entertainment Coordinator from 1941-2001. Retired his post at age 98 in favor of Wayne Newton.
  11. Received 58 honorary degrees.
  12. Entertained U.S. troops starting 6th May 1941, and became the first to be named an "honorary veteran" by Congress.
  13. He entertained 11 different Presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt and ending with Bill Clinton.
  14. His golf buddy was Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of presidents George Bush and George W. Bush.
  15. He was the only entertainer to have complete carte blanche to walk on whenever he felt like it on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
  16. He changed his name from Leslie to Bob, because in school they would call the roll as 'Hope, Leslie' and classmates shortened it to hopeless.
  17. In a mostly ad-libbed skit for a TV show, Hope joked with Jimmy Durante about the size of his own nose. Durante quipped "When it comes to noses, you're a retailer. I'm a wholesaler!"
  18. Appointed an honorary CBE in 1976.
  19. Wife Dolores Hope was born 27th May 1909. She and Bob celebrated their birthdays on 28th May every year--splitting the difference between their respective real birthdays.
  20. Spent his 99th birthday--29 May 2002--at home in Toluca Lake, CA. Wife Dolores Hope's 93rd birthday was just two days before. Los Angeles National Cemetery dedicated veterans' chapel in his name to salute his lifetime of service entertaining U.S. troops.

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  • Original Source: I Love My men. Library of Congress. Retrieved on Feb. 18, 2012.
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  • Date taken: 1952
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  • Author: NBC Television. Hope had a variety of sponsors for The Bob Hope Show; from 1953 to 1955 it was the American Dairy Association. During the 1950s and 1960s it was not unusual for television publicity material to be distributed by an advertising or publicity agency of the network, sponsor or studio. The Bureau of Industrial Service, which was a division of advertising agency Young & Rubicam, was used for this purpose and was used quite frequently by those connected with the television industry.
  • Date taken: 2 April 1954
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  • Author: Ursula Halloran & Associates (public relations firm).
  • Date taken: The special aired 13 May 1961.
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