Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Celebrated Name: Bob Hope
Real Name/Full Name: Leslie Townes Hope
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 100 years old
Birth Date: 29 May 1903
Date of Death: 27 July 2003
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Nationality: English-American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Grace Louise Troxell (m. 1933–1934), Dolores Hope (m. ?–2003)
Children: Yes (Linda Hope, Anthony J. Hope, William Kelly Francis Hope, Eleanora Hope)
Profession: Stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author
Net Worth in 2024: $150 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Bob Hope was a multi-talented personality. He was an actor, comedian, author, singer, and even an athlete. Bob Hope started performing in the streets, then went to the radio, and spent most of his career on theaters and TV.

Maybe you know about Bob Hope very well. But do you know how old he was at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Bob Hope’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Leslie Hope was born on May 29, 1903, in Eltham, London, United Kingdom. His father, William Henry Hope, was a talented stonemason, and his mother, Avis Townes, was a singer mainly into opera. When Bob Hope was four years old, he immigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He had six brothers, producer Jack Hope, businessman Ivor Hope, George Hope, actor James Hope, and Frederick Hope, but most of them died.

Bob Hope was grown and raised in Cleveland, where he attended the Boys’ Industrial School and went to a dance school later.

Personal life

Bob Hope was first married to Grace Louise Troxell. She was a performer of a theatrical genre called Vaudeville. They got married for one year only from 1933-1934. Then, Bob married the singer Dolores Hope. Bob and Dolores adopted two sons and two daughters, Anthony J. Hope and actor William Kelly Francis Hope, Eleanora Hope, and producer Linda Hope. Dolores Hope also died in 2011.

On July 27, 2003, at his home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, Bob Hope died because of pneumonia. (100 years old)

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 29 May 1903, Bob Hope was 100 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.78 m. tall, and weigh 80 kg.


Bob Hope was singing, dancing and even doing comedic on the streets and parks. He also entered several competitions during his career start and just when he was a child. Bob had an interest in becoming a boxer for some time around 1919. Then, he started taking dancing classes and started performing acting and dancing at clubs.

During his professional career start, Bob Hope had some time at radios before going to the TV and stages. He started appearing on TV in the 1950s when TV was still coming up, hosted the Academy Awards (Oscars) several times, and went on his own tours and concerts. A 1934 short musical comedy movie titled Going Spanish, is considered to be Bob Hop’s first appearance. His first long great major role movie is considered to be 1938 titled The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Bob Hope was the movie star of those days. People loved him for his Road movies, including Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore, The Road to Hong Kong, and others. His latest credited appearances were in an episode of a drama series titled Highway to Heaven, a comedy-mystery movie titled A Masterpiece of Murder, and a comedy movie titled Spies Like Us.

Awards & Achievements

Bob Hope received a lot of honors and awarded winnings for his great performances and contribution to the TV industry. Below, you will find a list of a few of Bob Hope’s honors and award winnings.

– Academy Honorary Awards.
– Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
– Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.
– Kennedy Center Honors.
– Presidential Medal of Freedom.
– Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
– Peabody Award.
– Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre).
– People’s Choice Award for Favorite All-Time Entertainer.

Net Worth & Salary of Bob Hope in 2024

Bob Hope Net Worth
Bob Hope Net Worth

As of May 2024, Bob Hope had an estimated net worth of more than $150 million. He passed away, but his assets are still there.

Bob Hope made his fortune from the great performances he’s done on TV and from the tours and concerts he went to. He had several real estate that he bought for thousands and worth now millions of dollars.

Bob Hope was a multi-talented personality, and one of the first people to appear on TV. He started performing in streets and parks, moved to radios for some time, and spent most of his career on TV. Bob Hope was married to Dolores Hope before he died.

Bob Hope, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.


  1. My Mother, Martha Droesch worked as a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. CA with Deloris Hope, Mrs. Vonder Ahe and Mrs. Colonna. We attended several parties at the Hope’s Toluca Lake Home. He was always so nice to everyone. I liked him a lot. I’m now 88 but I remember those days well!


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