Bob Hope
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"Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope", Order of the British Empire/KBE, Order of St. Gregory the Great/KC*SG, Order of St. Sylvester/KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author.

Celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations (USO) shows to entertain active service American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991—Hope was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by act of the United States Congress/U.S. Congress.

Hope participated in the sports of golf and boxing, and owned a small stake in his hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. He was married to performer Dolores Hope (née DeFina) for 69 years. Hope died at age 100 at his home in Toluca Lake, California.

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