Bob Hope Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Bob Hope

Bob Hope was a multi-talented entertainer. He was an actor, comedian, novelist, singer, and athlete, among other things.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Leslie Hope was born in Eltham, London, England, on May 29, 1903. His father, William Henry Hope, was a skilled stonemason, and his mother, Avis Townes, was an opera singer. Bob Hope emigrated to the United States with his family when he was four, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. He had six brothers, including producer Jack Hope, businessmen Ivor Hope, George Hope, actor James Hope, and Frederick Hope, but most died when he was young. Bob Hope grew up in Cleveland, where he attended the Boys’ Industrial School and later a ballet school.

Bob Hope’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

He died at 100, having been born on May 29, 1903. His height was 1.78 m, and he weighed 80 kg.


Bob Hope’s Profession & Career

Bob Hope’s career included singing, dancing, and even stand-up comedy on the streets and parks. He also competed in various competitions as a child and early in his career. Around 1919, Bob expressed an interest in becoming a boxer. He then began taking dancing classes and started acting and dancing in bars.

Bob Hope began his professional career in radio before moving on to television and the stage. He began appearing on television in the 1950s, when television was still in its infancy, hosted the Academy Awards (Oscars) multiple times, and embarked on his tours and concerts. Going Spanish, a 1934 short musical comedy film, is regarded as Bob Hop’s first appearance. His first long significant character film, The Big Broadcast of 1938, was released in 1938.

Back then, the movie star was Bob Hope. People adored him for his Road films, such as Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore, and The Road to Hong Kong. His most recent acknowledged appearances were in a drama series episode titled Highway to Heaven, a comedy-mystery film titled A Masterpiece of Murder, and a comedy film titled Spies Like Us.

Bob Hope’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Grace Louise Troxell was Bob Hope’s first wife. She was a member of the Vaudeville theater genre. They were married for barely one year, from 1933 to 1934. Bob later married vocalist, Dolores Hope. Anthony J. Hope and actor William Kelly Francis Hope, Eleanora Hope, and producer Linda Hope were adopted by Bob and Dolores. Dolores Hope passed away in 2011.

Bob Hope’s Salary and Net Worth

His net worth was projected to be more than $150 million as of July 2022. He passed away, but his assets remain.

Bob Hope made his riches from his notable TV appearances and the tours and concerts he attended. He owned multiple properties that he purchased for thousands of dollars and are now worth millions.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameBob Hope
Real NameLeslie Townes Hope
Age at the time of death100 years old
Birth Date29 May 1903
Date of Death27 July 2003
Birth PlaceLondon, United Kingdom
Height1.78 m
Weight80 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeGrace Louise Troxell (m. 1933–1934), Dolores Hope (m. ?–2003)
ChildrenYes (Linda Hope, Anthony J. Hope, William Kelly Francis Hope, Eleanora Hope)
ProfessionStand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author
Net Worth$150 million