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NBC hopes Leno will stay post-Fallon as comedian emeritus

NBC hopes Leno will stay post-Fallon as comedian emeritus

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said he hopes Jay Leno will stay with the U.S. network after turning over "The Tonight Show" to Jimmy Fallon.

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Record heat wave for Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- A high-pressure system produced temperatures in the mid-90s in the Los Angeles area, breaking records, forecasters said.

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Mickelson leads, misses chance for record

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson maintained a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open Friday even though for the second straight day he missed out on a chance at golfing history.

Patty Andrews of famed trio dies at 94

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the iconic Andrews Sisters singing trio, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles, her lawyer said. She was 94.

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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Standup comedian Phyllis Diller died in Los Angeles Monday, her agent said. She was 95.
Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart, Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari and Ricky Gervais are booked to perform at this fall's New York Comedy Festival, organizers said.

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Bob Hope
Son and daughter of Bob Hope, Kelly Hope (L) and Linda Hope unveil a 44-cent postage stamp honoring comedian Bob Hope during a ceremony held aboard the retired aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway on May 29, 2009 in San Diego. (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)
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Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903  – July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. Throughout his career, he was honored for his humanitarian work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces." Bob Hope appeared in or hosted 199 known USO shows.

Hope was born in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons. His father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer who later worked as a cleaning woman. The family lived in Weston-super-Mare, then Whitehall and St George in Bristol, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1908. The family emigrated to the United States aboard the SS Philadelphia, and passed inspection at Ellis Island on March 30, 1908. Hope became a U.S. citizen in 1920 at the age of 17. In a 1942 legal document, Hope's legal name is given as Lester Townes Hope. His name on the Social Security Index is also listed as Lester T. Hope. His name at birth as registered during the July–August–September quarter in the Lewisham district of Greater London was Leslie Towns Hope.

From the age of 12, Hope worked at a variety of odd jobs at a local boardwalk. He would busk, doing dance and comedy patter to make extra money (frequently on the trolley to Luna Park). He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests (as Lester Hope), and won prizes for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. Hope also boxed briefly and unsuccessfully under the name Packy East (after the popular Packey McFarland), once making it to the semifinals of the Ohio novice championship.

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