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Bob Hope

Bob Hope
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Marisol Escobar, 22 May 1930 - 30 Apr 2016
Bob Hope, 29 May 1903 - 27 Jul 2003
Polychromed wood
Without Base: 47 x 36.8 x 45.7cm (18 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 18")
Bob Hope: Male
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer
Bob Hope: Oscar
Bob Hope: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bob Hope: Congressional Gold Medal
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
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© Marisol Escobar / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
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Born Eltham, England
When you think of Bob Hope you instantly envision the jaunty irreverence of this consummate entertainer. Born in England and raised in Cleveland, Hope joined the vaudeville circuit as a teen. By the mid-1930s he was a fixture on radio and a star of such Broadway shows as Cole Porter’s Red, Hot & Blue. He moved to Hollywood and by 1940 began the hugely popular series of “Road” movies, partnered with Bing Crosby. Hope’s commitment to entertaining U.S. troops from 1941 through the Gulf War was legendary. He received five special Academy Awards and, in 1985, a Kennedy Center Honors award.
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
On View
NPG, South Gallery 322 Mezzanine