Bob Hope

1903 - 2003

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, 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, Hope 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 6,851,378 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Bob Hope is the 12th most popular comedian (down from 11th in 2019), the 974th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,043rd in 2019) and the most popular British Comedian.

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  • 6.9M

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  • 68.75

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  • 59

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  • 2.53

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  • 6.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Bob Hope ranks 12 out of 90Before him are Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, George Carlin, and Bob Newhart. After him are Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Henry Winkler, and Ricky Gervais.

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Among people born in 1903, Bob Hope ranks 65Before him are Ernest Walton, Giulio Natta, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Waldemar Hoven, Louis Leakey, and Fritz Bauer. After him are Werner Best, Yisrael Kristal, Abul A'la Maududi, Werner Ostendorff, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and George Davis Snell. Among people deceased in 2003, Bob Hope ranks 47Before him are Franco Corelli, Leslie Cheung, Mario Beccaria, John Schlesinger, Nǃxau ǂToma, and Roberto Bolaño. After him are Rasul Gamzatov, Lee Yoo-hyung, Annemarie Schimmel, Jack Elam, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, and Fred Rogers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bob Hope ranks 974 out of 6,924Before him are John Hanning Speke (1827), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Thomas Willis (1621), W. O. Bentley (1888), Derek Barton (1918), and Dirk Bogarde (1921). After him are Oliver Smithies (1925), Henry Royce (1863), David Hamilton (1933), Penda of Mercia (606), Charles George Gordon (1833), and Jeremy Brett (1933).

Among COMEDIANS In United Kingdom

Among comedians born in United Kingdom, Bob Hope ranks 1After him are Simon Pegg (1970), Ricky Gervais (1961), Steve Coogan (1965), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Stephen Merchant (1974).

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