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Bob Hope

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The Resume

    (May 29, 1903-July 27, 2003)
    Birth name is Leslie Towns Hope
    Famous for making 'Road Movies' (Road to Singapore, Zanzibar, Morocco, Utopia, Rio, Bali and Hong Kong) with Bing Crosby
    Starred in 'Boy Did I get the Wrong Number,' 'Son of Paleface,' 'My Favorite Blonde' and 'Call Me Bwana'
    Hosted 284 prime time specials (averaging a 40 share)
    Made over 700 appearances on TV talk shows
    Theme song is 'Thanks for the Memories'
    Wrote 12 books
    Hosted the Academy Awards
    Advertised the Peace Corp as: This is Bob 'Join the Peace Corp' Hope
    Was a part owner of the Cleveland Indians

Why he might be annoying:

    All five of his Oscars, were honorary.
    As a teenage, he was a pool hustler.
    He boxed under the name Packy East.
    He change his name from Leslie to Bob, because in school they would call the role as 'Hope, Leslie' and classmates shortened it to hopeless.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He received 54 honorary degrees.
    Guinness Book of Records recognizes him as 'The Most Honored Entertainer' with over 1,500 awards.
    He entertained U.S. troops starting May 6, 1941 and became the first 'honorary veteran' by congress.
    He entertained 11 different presidents.
    His golf buddy was Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of presidents George and George W.
    He was married to Delores for 70 years (1933-2003).
    To help out his brother, a real estate broker, he bought land that eventually became desirable in California.
    He had massed nearly half of a billion dollars (1982).
    Because of his sponsorships, he gets free cars from Chrysler and free gas from Texaco.
    He was the only entertainer to have complete carte blanche to walk on whenever he felt like it on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
    He laughed it off when the media announced his death (Summer, 1998).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 86 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 377 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1081 Votes: 49.95% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 254 Votes: 55.91% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 634 Votes: 62.93% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 694 Votes: 65.56% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 238 Votes: 56.72% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1112 Votes: 39.48% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 431 Votes: 46.87% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 392 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 1192 Votes: 46.98% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 294 Votes: 67.35% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 360 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 345 Votes: 33.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 4389 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 287 Votes: 40.07% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 476 Votes: 44.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1032 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 8296 Votes: 59.70% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 4170 Votes: 55.44% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6191 Votes: 49.86% Annoying