Bob Hope

1903 - 2003

Bob Hope

Bob Hope KBE, KC*SG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and wrote 14 books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Hope has received more than 5,469,452 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 806th most popular comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Television and Movie Roles

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Among comedians, Bob Hope ranks 8 out of 8Before him are Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bob Newhart. After him are Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Harpo Marx, and Ronald Golias.

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Among people born in 1903, Bob Hope ranks 69Before him are Vincente Minnelli, Maria Reiche, Evelyn Waugh, Sadegh Hedayat, Benjamin Spock, and Uichiro Hatta. After him are Werner Best, Waldemar Hoven, Fritz Bauer, Werner Ostendorff, Johannes Heesters, and Henry Corbin. Among people deceased in 2003, Bob Hope ranks 50Before him are Leslie Cheung, Mario Beccaria, Nǃxau ǂToma, Annemarie Schimmel, Lee Yoo-hyung, and John Schlesinger. After him are Valentin Pavlov, Denis Thatcher, Roberto Bolaño, André Claveau, Rasul Gamzatov, and Walt Whitman Rostow.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bob Hope ranks 1,044 out of 5,347Before him are W. H. Auden (1907), Rosemary Harris (1927), Emily Watson (1967), Glenn Hughes (1951), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), and William the Lion (1142). After him are James Murray (1837), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Catherine Ashton (1956), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), and Denis Thatcher (1915).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Bob Hope ranks 1After him are Ricky Gervais (1961).