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Former President Gerald Ford, left, and his...

Former President Gerald Ford, left, and his wife, Betty, pose for a

photo Wednesday with Jerome Strack, general manager of The Graciela

Burbank hotel. The Fords were in town to attend a memorial tribute

for Bob Hope, who died July 27 at age 100. The comedian was

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memorialized at a Mass in North Hollywood’s St. Charles Borromeo

Catholic Church and at a tribute at the Academy of Television Arts &

Sciences. The Mass drew an estimated 800 people while about 600

attended the tribute. Both were by invitation only.

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The former president and his wife, along with retired Gen.

William Westmoreland and members of the Hope family, stayed at the

upscale boutique hotel on Pass Avenue.


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