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  • Hachette Books

Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

Bob Hope, Linda Hope

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Biography: arts & entertainment

Now in paperback--one of America's greatest entertainers shares his favorite jokes and memories.Bob Hope died at the age of 100 in July '03. His legendary career spanned the entire 20th century, from impersonating Charlie Chaplin in front of the firehouse in Cleveland in 1909 to celebrating an unprecedented 60 years with NBC in 1996. He entertained millions worldwide with his performances in vaudeville and on Broadway, on his top-rated weekly radio show, in beloved movies such as his Road pictures with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, and, most notably, in the countless television appearances that made him a superstar and a welcome guest in every living room in the country.With Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes, readers can enjoy the very best of his humor and, in the process, learn about the amazing life and career of a true national treasure.On the early years:"I wouldn't have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."On growing old:"Age is only a number. However, in my case, it's a rather large number."

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