Dolores Hope

Singer + Philanthropist
Born May 27, 1909

Dolores Hope, DC*SG was an American singer, philanthropist and wife of actor/comedian Bob Hope.

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  • Dolores Hope, Bob Hope’s Widow, Dies At 102
    NYTimes - Sep 20, 2011
  • An Evening At Eisenhower Medical Center In Rancho Mirage Kpsp Local 2
    Google News - Aug 24, 2011
  • Memories Of Bob Hope And Disney Mouse Planet
    Google News - Aug 17, 2011
  • Intimacy Over Grandeur Palm Springs Life
    Google News - Aug 01, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dolores Hope.


1909 Birth Born on May 27, 1909.


1925 16 Years Old She was born Dolores L. DeFina in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood of Italian and Irish descent and raised in The Bronx. After the death of her bartender father, Jack DeFina, in 1925, she and her younger sister, Mildred, were raised in the Bronx by their mother, Theresa DeFina (1890–1977), who worked as a saleslady in a drygoods store. … Read More


1934 25 Years Old The couple reportedly were married on February 19, 1934 in Erie, Pennsylvania. … Read More


1990 81 Years Old In 1990, she was the only female entertainer allowed to perform in Saudi Arabia. … Read More
2003 94 Years Old On May 29, 2003, Dolores was at her husband's side as he celebrated his 100th birthday; he died two months later on July 27, 2003. … Read More
2009 100 Years Old On May 27, 2009, Dolores Hope became a centenarian; her birthday was featured on The Today Show, with her elder son saying in an ABC interview, "I think of her as love."
2010 101 Years Old On May 29, 2010, she was quoted as saying to local press, of her 101st birthday, "I'm still recovering from my 100th birthday bash, so I'm going to keep this year’s celebration much quieter.” On May 27, 2011, she celebrated her 102nd birthday at her California residence. … Read More
2011 102 Years Old Hope died of natural causes at her home in Toluca Lake, California on September 19, 2011. … Read More
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