The Road Well-traveledBook - 1998
Bob Hope's career stretches from Vaudeville to the Gulf War. He is one of the greatest movie stars of this century, certainly one of our greatest entertainers. And yet, he is in many ways one of America's least known superstars. At the age of 95, he is still known almost exclusively as his screen and television persona would have you believe. He has millions of loyal fans, but what do they know of Hope the private man? How many even know that his name is really Leslie Hope? And that he was born in Eltham, England? Lawrence J. Quirk delves into every aspect of Leslie Hope's long, complex and dramatic life, private and public. Why did Hope become so identified, with sponsoring the Vietnam War? What was his relationship with Bing Crosby really like? And what is his life like now, in its waning years? All this and more are explored in depth, and with rare insight, frankness and compassion in Quirk's landmark biography of this great star.
Publisher: New York : Applause Books, c1998.
Branch Call Number: BIO HOPE QUIRK
Characteristics: 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.