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 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.