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Bob Hope

Age: 100

legendary comedian, American icon, and master of the one-liner who used his quick delivery and brash, topical wit to entertain generations of fans, including U.S. troops stationed overseas. Hope began his career in vaudeville and burst onto the national scene in 1938, with the debut of his radio show for Pepsodent toothpaste and with his first feature film, The Big Broadcast of 1938. He appeared in several “Road” films with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

Died: Toluca Lake, Calif., July 27, 2003

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