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Schiff introduces legislation to name post office for Bob Hope

U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Howard Berman

(D-Burbank) have introduced legislation to name the downtown post

office at 135 E. Olive Ave. for legendary entertainer Bob Hope, who

died July 27 at 100.


“Bob Hope was more than an entertainer, he was an ambassador of

hope to our men and women overseas,” Schiff released in a statement


“An honorary veteran, Bob Hope’s legacy will be that of a wartime


and peacetime soldier, always fighting to bring a smile and a piece

of home to U.S. troops around the world.”

Although Hope lived in Toluca Lake, his ties to Burbank were


In 1973, he was named the city’s honorary mayor, and in 1989, the

city renamed a portion of Catalina Street near NBC Studios to Bob

Hope Drive.

Hope and his wife, Dolores, were philanthropists who donated more


than $1 million to the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

foundation. The facility’s conference center bears their names.

Tim Willert