At a glance

Apr 14, 2003  •  Post A Comment

beginnings Bob Hope on the vaudeville stage with one of his early partners, Lloyd Durbin, circa 1920s.
wife for life Dolores Hope with her husband on a Pacific Island tour in 1943, entertaining troops serving in World War II.
bench warmers In 1947, Hope was an owner of the Cleveland Indians and Bing Crosby was an investor in the Pittsburgh Pirates.
leading ladies was the title of a 1966 TV special featuring, from left: Vera Miles, Signe Hasso, Lucille Ball, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Lamour, Hedy Lamarr, Virginia Mayo, Mr. Hope and Joan Collins.
fore! Hope, at left, keeps a close eye on Bing Crosby during a 1943 golf outing.
drivers at the ready Above, Arnold Palmer, left, was a guest on one of Hope’s 1965 NBC TV specials.
first golfers A friend of U.S. presidents throughout his career, Hope is pictured in 1996 on a Palm Springs golf course with three former presidents: George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford.
quip-ready A classic shot of Mr. Hope from the 1970s.
high flier In 1997 the U.S. Air Force dedicated the C-17 aircraft as The Spirit of Bob Hope.