Bob Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American
comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more
than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times,
more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books. The song "Thanks
for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.