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The life of Bob Hope
The life of Bob Hope

May 29, 1903: Born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England 1907: Immigrates with his family to Cleveland 1924: Lands his first full-time show business job with the Jolly Follies vaudeville revue 1927: Appears in his first Broadway show, "Sidewalks of New York" 1933: Plays band leader Huckleberry Haines in the Broadway musical "Roberta" 1934: Stars in his first comedy short film, "Going Spanish" 1938: Makes his feature film debut in "The Big Broadcast of 1938," in which he introduces his signature tune, the Oscar-winning "Thanks for the Memory," and debuts on the NBC radio series "The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope,"...

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