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July 7, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
With his customary mix of wit and charm, comedic legend Bob Hope accepted accolades Thursday night at Anaheim Stadium for his longstanding commitment to the nation's military--and just as quickly turned this attention back to the service members themselves. It was Armed Forces Night at the stadium, as the Angels continued a weeklong celebration before Tuesday's All-Star game. And the man of the hour was Hope, 86, who since the outset of World War II has spent thousands of hours entertaining U.S.
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February 3, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Officials who oversee Bob Hope Airport in Burbank decided Monday to seek federal approval of a controversial nighttime ban on flight operations -- restrictions, they assert, that will reduce noise in nearby communities and have little effect on other airports in the region. The proposed curfew would prohibit flights by airlines, cargo operations, couriers and private pilots between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. with exceptions for emergencies, law enforcement, medical flights and military aircraft.
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September 7, 2001 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a 12-day hospital stay, entertainer Bob Hope went home Thursday to continue his recuperation from a bout with pneumonia. Hope was in good spirits and looking forward to eating one of his favorites--coffee ice cream--in the comfort of his Toluca Lake home where he has lived since 1938, said his longtime publicist Ward Grant. Grant, who hadn't expected the homecoming until today, was surprised to see Hope's van pull up as Grant looked out the window of his office on the Hope estate.
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September 10, 2001 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In October 1944, John Ibe was a 23-year-old enlisted man preparing for battle on the aircraft carrier St. Lo near the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific. And then a funny thing happened--Bob Hope showed up. "He gave us a performance that was unforgettable," remembers Ibe, now 80, and head of a family real estate development firm in San Diego. "Some of the guys I was sitting with that day, that was among their last memories."
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August 18, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD
Two old friends got together to play a little golf Monday: Legendary comedian Bob Hope and leading otologist Dr. Howard House were the stars of a tournament to benefit the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. Hope and House, golf buddies for four decades, played a round at the Santa Ana Country Club with about 140 other golfers, then joined more than 200 guests for a post-tournament dinner. The benefit, staged by the Associates of the House Ear Institute of Orange County, netted about $45,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1988
Thirty-nine men have taken the oath as President of the United States, and Bob Hope, 85, has lampooned 10 of them. Here's a Hope sampler: On Herbert Hoover: ". . . Isn't this some theater! . . . I was just standing out in front watching the other acts when a lady rushed up to me and said, 'Pardon me, young man, can you help me find the rest room?' . . . And I said, 'Yes, ma'am, it's just around the corner' . . . And she said, 'Don't give me any of that Hoover talk.' " On Franklin D.
NEWS
January 25, 1985
It's publisher Walter Annenberg, former ambassador to the Court of St. James's, who's been chosen by the Beverly Hills Education Foundation as the honoree at a tribute dinner March 20 in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Bob Hope will be master of ceremonies so you know there will be quite a few laughs during the evening. Keeping it all in the family, Wallis Annenberg, the ambassador's daughter who writes for his TV Guide, will chair the dinner committee. And working with her will be Mrs.
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March 1, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
Bob Hope will be the master of ceremonies. Roger Williams will play the piano. And the Lennon Sisters (remember?) will sing. It's part of the program for the annual benefit dinner hosted by the Associates of the House Ear Institute. At this year's annual event, March 12 in the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom, the Humanitarian Award will go to business tycoon (Grace Lines and more) and philanthropist J. Peter Grace. Mrs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
An E-Z-Go golf cart, a Yamaha grand piano, some Lladro figurines. It's the stuff of two long and remarkable lives - the lives of Bob and Dolores Hope. He lived to be 100, she 102, and together they hosted more than six decades' worth of presidents and stars at their Toluca Lake and Palm Springs homes. On Sept. 20 and 21, Julien's Auctions will sell more than 600 items from the Hopes' two homes, a collection including antiques, memorabilia and personal property from his show business career and their political and philanthropic work and golf avocations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
U.S. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Howard Berman (D-North Hollywood) introduced legislation last week to name the Olive Avenue post office branch for the late comedian and humanitarian Bob Hope. City officials previously recognized the legendary comic, who died July 27 at the age of 100, by renaming a portion of Catalina Street near NBC Studios as Bob Hope Drive.
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