On July 27, 2003, the great Bob Hope died. Born Leslie Townes Hope May 29, 1903, he was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. He was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991. Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_hope
Click on the photo to see a very young Bob Hope during his "Road to...." movie days with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby.
And in honor of Bob Hope, Legacy has put up a gallery of classic comedians from the first half of the 20th century http://www.legacy.com/news/photo-galleries/photo-gallery-classic-comedians/2018/