Bob Hope dies at age 100

SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - After July 12, 2003: Bob Hope dies at age 100
Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (171.75.81.57) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 12:55 pm:

Man hit the century mark-that's pretty awesome.He was a funny man.Heard one time that he was into the Motown sound.Peace

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

Caleb:
Bob Hope did have quite a few Motown and R&B acts on his TV specials. I heard he particularly adored the Supremes.

May he have a peaceful journey and make 'em laugh in the heavens.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (205.188.209.109) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

Hey Bob, thanks for the memories!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Livonia Ken (136.1.1.101) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:28 pm:

I'm saddened, but I bet I can still make myself smile by watching one of his films. My favorites are The Ghostbreakers and The Paleface.

What a remarkable life.

Regards,
Ken

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:36 pm:

Ken:
I loved his "Road" movies with Bing Crosby.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (205.186.130.68) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:43 pm:

Just walked in the door - turned on the TV - and heard the news.

What a milestone to reach the age of 100. He must have served in God's good graces indeed. Hearing about him the next few days will be welcomed and not a bore.

RIP - Bob Hope.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lynn Bruce (68.41.106.8) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:45 pm:

Today I imagine that many former United States service men and women are silently saying a prayer for someone that put himself in harms way just to make their day a little happier under trying conditions.
God Bless you Bob Hope and save a seat for me down front.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:48 pm:

Lynn & Company:
I know in my heart that if he felt one bit healthier Bob would've been over to Iraq in a heartbeat to bring his joy of laughter to our troops.

We could sure use a good laugh from him now.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:59 pm:

I remember some newscaster years ago saying wouldn't it be a wonderful world if Bob Hope could stay home for Christmas.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (64.63.221.176) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 02:06 pm:

Man Bob Hope is one of the greats I remember seeing Joey Heatherton and Diana Ross and Brooke Shields and Jack Benny and Uncle Milty on those shows!!!!! ALL of those guys like him and Alan King and Ronnie Schell and the greats and Sid Ceasar went on for years with not a cuss word in their act and they were hilarious!!! I like the Road Picture when the camel looks at the camera and talks!!! Rest in Peace Bob and like Eli said
Thanks for the Memories,,,
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eddie Welk, Champagne Music drinker (12.47.224.12) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 02:21 pm:

I remember several things about Uncle Bob.
That show with Brooke Shields was fantastic!!!
She's so beautiful, a terrific actress, and she was a virgin until the day she married what's-his-name. Such a Woman!
He and my cousin Larry were very close friends. They had a real mutual admiration society. Bob Would always tell Larry that his band was out of tune, and Larry would say that Bob was out of touch! They were both such funny guys!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Steve Litos (209.100.86.4) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 03:25 pm:

I didn't know Bob Hope at all, but I am a big fan who would always watch his movies and TV specials.

I have a couple of stories...

When my cousin was a kid, he used to work the Sammy Davis Jr. Hartford Open Golf Tournament to which Bob Hope was a frequent visitor. (This was the late 70's/early 80's) My cousin was surprised that Bob took his golf game VERY seriously. He was back to being the funny Bob when he was done with the round though.

I have a friend who had a great aunt who knew Bob from his vaudville days. I think she got a Christmas card from him for a good 50 years or so.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 06:45 pm:

I saw a listing of things for sell from Bob's memoirs he had collected over the years. One of the items was a brochure from a Motortown Revue show, and the Vol 1 album "Live at the Apollo."

Top of pageBottom of page   By JoB (204.42.12.2) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 02:37 am:

...I must admit that even though I remember seeing a few of his specials on TV (like the one they did ten years ago for his 90th birthday), most of what I know about Bob Hope, I learned today from watching "Access Hollywood", on the little run-through special of his life that they did after announcing his death. I earned a lot of respect for him in that 15 minutes...it's sad that he had to die for that to happen, though...he must have been an enormous talent. May he rest in peace.

BTW, anybody else notice his striking resemblance to Kelsey Grammar??? If they ever do a movie on his life, I'm sure Mr. Grammar will be getting a call from the casting directors...

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 02:50 am:

GOOD CALL JOB!!!...BOB HOPE AND KELSEY GRAMMER!!!...MUST BE THE NOSE AND THE CHIN!!!...BOB HOPE MOVIE STARRING KELSEY!!!...IF I WERE YOU...I'D START PITCHING IT NOW!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.118) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:22 am:

A CLASSIC ENTERTAINER,R.I.P.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JoB (204.42.12.2) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 04:00 am:

...Hey Stu...I think I'll let Hollywood tackle that one...but I'll sell you the idea for 50 bucks :o)

Top of pageBottom of page   By the count (69.14.112.184) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 02:09 pm:

BOB HOPE,100 years,man like thats a long gig.
I'll always remember the great times I personely shared with BOB HOPE.I did his classic golf kart with the long nose and chin and the kustom paint.We used to do (FO.MO.CO.)the BOB HOPE DESERT KLASSIC golf tournament in Palm Springs Cal. and supply all the golfers with FO.MO.CO. kars,BOB would kome into our shop in P.S. and bring us kases of coors beer,he would give me a kase of coors beer for every kase of STROHS I would bring him from DET. At that time STROHS was not available in CAL.He was a down right wonderful person and would talk to anyone and never had his nose in the air,he was always one of the boys.One day while in our shop in P.S. while preparing the kars for the golfers,BOB'S new house that was being built way up there where the air is rare on look out point the house went up in fire by a welders spark,BOB kame into the shop the next day and brought us many fine gifts and remarked about his house and said "HEY,THEY GAVE ME A EARLY HOUSE WARMING PARTY".We did many FO.MO.CO. commercials with MR.HOPE,and I kant ever remember ever anything ever bothering him.
BOB,give me that BOB HOPE grinn and karry that putter in the heavely stars.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.....That Krazy Painter Boy,"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By M.McLeanTech (66.218.40.152) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 09:34 pm:

I simply can not understand how people can post such beautiful memories with such poor attention to basic punctuation.

I think this is a indication of a smug person.

Bob Hope was 43 years old when I discovered him at age 7. It was a year before TV first appeared on our block in Northwest Detroit (Greenfield and Schoolcraft.)

I loved his show (I was in the first grade) and I especially remember his sigh off with him singing so beautifully: "Thank's For The Memory."

My analisis is that Bob Hope knew, down to the depth of his soul, that sensitivity and feeling for other people was more important then anything a person can be concerned about.

When he discovered his success, he poured back into his "act:" all of these feelings. He poured all of his "excess profits" back into being a good person.

One of the great things about the genius of Bob Hope is his uncanny human "common sense."

This thread appreciates Bob Hope.

This thread should appreciate Berry Gordy Jr.

In the early stages of Motown, I watched Berry act like Bob Hope has acted all his life.

All that knew Berry, up close, would instantly understand that he was from the same mold.

Sadly, the conditions were different for Berry.

Bob Hope concentrated on performing, all his life. Like Diana Ross, all he had to worry about was the approval of the audiance.

Berry Gordy built a record company. Behind the scenes, he encouraged great Detroit artists, like the Four Tops, to create fantastic artistic masterpieces like "Just Ask The Lonely."

Frankly, when I review the accomplishments of Bob Hope and Berry Gordy Jr., I am very tempted to conclude that Bob Hope pushed on and accomplished his monumental accomplishments, while Berry Gordy Jr. burned out trying to make the West Coast be a monster. Then he wrote his book. I have yet to read the last third of his book.

Why did Berry give up? He clearly could have been as big as Bob Hope.

I want to state here and now that, in my opinion, Berry Gordy was as big as Bob Hope to me, when he hired me for $50. per week in January, 1961.

Berry Gordy had more charm then "Carter's got pills!"

Why did Berry, who could have been a Bob Hope, drop out, while, on the other hand, a fellow like Chuck Berry, who is a lothsome creature, by 1947 standards, has endured in a decent way?

Private is the answer.

Berry Gordy Jr. is a very private person. He could be a casual person like Bob Hope was, as he took his long walks around his house in Taluca Lake, California, who always was delighted to stop and chat with anyone who approached him.

Berry went the same route, but more elegantly, as Michael Jackson. He went private.

Berry could figure out what would please the record purchasing public, but he could not find his way to the level of a person who plows all his richs back into his audiance, like Bob Hope did.

Berry was overwhelmed by his success. He finally ran out of moral and spiritual inspiration as he attempted to establish himself in Hollywood.

Hollywood is a place where they eat amatures for lunch!

How sad.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulful Detroit English Teacher (171.75.81.107) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 11:08 pm:

Let's not forget about spelling Mike Mclean.Note the correct spelling on the following words 1)lothsome-correct spelling:loathsome 2)audiance-correct spelling:audience and 3)analisis spelled analysis. Grade:D


Add a Message


Username:

  You must enter your name or nickname into the "Username" box.
Your e-mail address is optional.

E-mail: