Bob Hope
Bob Hope, KBE
Order of the British Empire
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Order of St. Gregory the Great
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Order of St. Sylvester
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 (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903 July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian
A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy...

 and actor who appeared in vaudeville
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, on Broadway
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, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO
United Service Organizations
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 shows entertaining American military personnel. Throughout his career, he was honored for his humanitarian work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress
United States Congress
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 honored Bob Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S.

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

As soon as the war ended, we located the one spot on earth that hadn't been touched by the war and Operation Crossroads|blew it to hell.

Drugs are very much a part of professional sports today, but when you think about it, Golf|golf is the only sport where the players aren't penalized for being on grass.

I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.

I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance -waiting for the bathroom.

I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money.

I'm so old they've cancelled my blood type.

I thought Deep Throat (film)|Deep Throat was a movie about a giraffe.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.