Bob Hope was a legendary stand-up comedian and actor who have won several awards in his career. He was also an author, singer, athlete, dancer, and vaudevillian. He was active in his career from 1919 to 1997. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Arts, Congressional Gold Medal, and the Order of the Sword. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Bob Hope in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The real name of Bob Hope was Leslie Townes Hope. He was born in May 1903 in London, England. He was the son of Avis Townes and William Henry Hope. His mother was a light opera singer and his father was a stonemason. In 1908, his family moved to the United States.
In 2000, Bob Hope suffered from intestinal bleeding and was hospitalized. He died on 27 July 2003 after having pneumonia. He was 100 years old at the time of his death. Several popular names paid tribute to the legendary actor. Several facilities and buildings have been named under him. These are Bob Hope Airport, Our Lady of Hope, and Library of Congress’s Bob Hope Gallery.
In 1933, Bob Hope got married to Grace Louis Troxell. However, they divorced a year later. In 1934, he got married to Dolores Hope. They remained together until his death. They were the adopted parents of Eleanora, Kelly, Linda, and Tony. They also had several grandchildren. Bob was not just confined to these two women. He has been in relationships with Veronica Lake and Barbara Payton. He was also a philanthropist and has donated to various organizations.
Career, Award & Nominations
Bob Hope started earning money when he was just 12 years old. He used to perform in the public and was also a boxer. He has worked as a linesman and as a butcher’s assistant. In 1934, he was seen in the short film ‘Going Spanish’. His first full-length movie was ‘The Big Broadcast of 1938’ in 1938. In the 1940s and 1950s, the actor has appeared in movies like ‘The Iron Petticoat’, ‘’Casanova’s Big Fight’, ‘Road to Bali’, ‘My Favorite Spy’, and ‘Where There’s Life’.
His other acting credits include ‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Muppet Movie’, ‘A Global Affair’, ‘A masterpiece of Murder’, and ‘A Century of Cinema’. He has received several honorary Academy Awards including the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He has also received a number of honorary degrees from several countries. He has been honored with many medals, titles, tributes, memorials, and designations.
Apart from movies, Bob has also appeared in many television series. He was also a part of many radio shows. He was a part of the comic book called ‘The Adventures of Bob Hope’. Additionally, he has also done many theaters plays like ‘Say When’, ‘Red, Hot and Blue’, ‘Roberta’, and ‘The Sidewalks of New York’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much do think would a person made during his entire career as a very successful actor and comedian? At the time of his death, his estimated net worth was $150 million. In the 1980s, his net worth was $200 million and at a time it was also $700 million. He is a very successful actor who has appeared in many commercially successful movies. Apart from winning several honors, he also had an estate worth millions which were put for sale in 2013.
Bob Hope was a legendary performer who has received several recognitions. Today his films have been cult classics which were one box office toppers. People continue to remember this man through his great work as well as his contribution to various organizations.