LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bob Hope, ski-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, less than two months after turning 100.
Hope died late Sunday of pneumonia, his longtime publicist Ward Grant said Monday. Hope’s family was at his bedside at his home in Toluca Lake.
The nation’s most-honored comedian, a millionaire many times over, was a star in every category open to him – vaudeville, radio, television and film, most notably a string of “Road” movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby. For decades, he took his show on the road to bases around the world, boosting the morale of servicemen from World War II to the Gulf War.
It reminded me that Jane had an interesting post about the money being made by dead celebrities.