Dolores Hope
Singer, philanthropist
Dolores Hope
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 - over 5 years
Dolores Hope, who gave up her singing career to spend 69 years at the side of her husband, Bob Hope , pursuing philanthropy and projecting with him the image of an enduring Hollywood marriage, died on Monday in the home she and her husband bought in 1940 in the Toluca Lake section of Los Angeles. She was 102. Her death was announced by her
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An Evening at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage - KPSP Local 2
Google News - over 5 years
Bob and Dolores Hope; Gerald and Betty Ford; Frank and Barbara Sinatra, and the Annenbergs have all made considerable donations and their foundations support the Hospital until this day. The state of the art facility was pristine, comfortable and
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Memories of Bob Hope and Disney - MousePlanet
Google News - over 5 years
The lights all along Main Street were dimmed while hundreds of guests, some of them uniformed men and women, heard a tape of Bob and Dolores Hope singing the song "Silver Bells." A golf cart brought Hope and his wife to the stage
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Intimacy Over Grandeur - Palm Springs Life
Google News - over 5 years
French remembers one party attended by Dinah Shore, Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Gerald and Betty Ford, and Bob and Dolores Hope. Shore looked around the room and commented, “The party can start — all the streets are here” (referring to Coachella Valley
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Ford helped pioneer addiction treatment - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
Ford was encouraged to help other drug and alcohol addicts as part of her therapy, but Bell's husband, the late Del Sharbutt, Eisenhower board President John Sinn and Chairwoman Dolores Hope sought to integrally involve the Fords in their medical
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World Golf Hall of Fame announces new exhibition: Bob Hope: An American Treasure - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
After extending its showing of Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory exhibit into 2011, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is transforming it into a traveling exhibition with the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation. Bob Hope: An American Treasure,
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Bob Hope on road again in memorabilia exhibition - The Desert Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Now the Hall of Fame, along with the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation, is converting “Shanks for the Memories” into a 2500-square-foot traveling exhibit that will criss-cross the country in the coming years. “Bob Hope is a transcendent figure not just
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Book goes deeper than Rancho Mirage's star-studded past - vt.Buzz (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Mallette also touches on the turf war that Bob and Dolores Hope inadvertently touched off when they donated the property that became Eisenhower Medical Center and unincorporated Cathedral City, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage sought to expand their
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Dolores Hope Is Way Older Than Her Community Newspaper - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dolores Hope, the widow of the guy who basically put the plush enclave of Toluca Lake on the map, recently turned 102. That's more than 40 years older than the newspaper in which a fond write-up of the May 27th birthday girl can presently be found (The
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In 1937, Golden Gate Bridge opens - Bend Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Dolores Hope (widow of Bob Hope) is 102. Actor Christopher Lee is 89. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 88. Author John Barth is 81. Actress Lee Meriwether is 76. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 75. Country singer Don Williams is 72
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YMCA Carnival, Poet Awards and Wii Tourney - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Birthdays: Born on May 27 was Henry Kissinger (1923), Dolores Hope (1911), Sam Snead (1912), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), Andre 3000 (1975), Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez (1971), Todd Bridges (1965), Louis Gossett, Jr. (1936),
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Vincent Hogan: Beauty of Seve was that he played on pure instinct - Irish Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
In '93, Dolores Hope expressed an odd condition. Here was an American who found herself preoccupied with Seve and the image of a beautiful athlete in decline to such a degree that the US victory had been dulled by the melancholy of Ballesteros'
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Paid Notice: Deaths TENNITY, MARILYN S
NYTimes - almost 7 years
TENNITY--Marilyn S. A native Californian and a philanthropist of science and arts, died on March 18, 2010 at her home in Indian Wells, California. Born December 26, 1919, she was 90. The cause was cancer. Mrs. Tennity was the widow of Dr. Charles F. Swift, who died in 1959, and William P. Tennity, a mechanical engineer who died in 2003. The
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Anthony J. Hope, 63, Head Of Panel and Bob Hope's Son
NYTimes - over 12 years
Anthony J. Hope, the former head of the National Indian Gaming Commission and son of the late entertainer Bob Hope, died Monday at a hospital near his home in Washington. He was 63. His death was announced here by his sister, Linda Hope. The cause was not announced. Mr. Hope, who was known as Tony, made a try at politics in 1986, entering the
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Bob Hope, Master of One-Liners And Friend to G.I.'s, Dies at 100
NYTimes - over 13 years
Bob Hope, whose mastery of the comic monologue and the topical wisecrack carried him from vaudeville to Broadway musicals and then on to worldwide fame as a radio, film and television star of the first magnitude, died on Sunday at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif. He was 100. Road to Ubiquity By Vincent Canby There was nothing Bob Hope loved more
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Spreading the Wealth, if Just a Dollar at a Time
NYTimes - over 14 years
They showed up by the hundreds early this morning at Fifth and Towne Streets here on Skid Row. They divided neatly into groups -- men, women and the disabled -- and lined up around the block, waiting patiently for Father Dollar Bill. He arrived about 8:45 a.m. in his white Toyota, American flags flapping on each side, thousands of crisp, clean
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dolores Hope
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 101
    Hope died of natural causes at her home in Toluca Lake, California on September 19, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She was 102 years old. Dolores Hope received numerous honors during her lifetime. Religious Secular
  • 2010
    Age 100
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Dolores Hope was an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian organization Wings of Hope. On October 21, 2008 at 99, she was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California after suffering a suspected stroke. Her publicist released a statement indicating that she spent less than four hours at the hospital where she underwent routine testing.
  • 2009
    Age 99
    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."
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  • 2003
    Age 93
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They had been married for 69 years, the longest Hollywood marriage. The following year, Bob and Dolores' younger son, Anthony Hope, died at the age of 63. He was father to two of the Hope grandchildren, Miranda of Washington and Zachary of Santa Monica.
  • 1990
    Age 80
    In 1990, she was the only female entertainer allowed to perform in Saudi Arabia.
    More Details Hide Details At age 83, she recorded her first compact disc, Dolores Hope: Now and Then. She followed this with three additional albums and also recorded a Christmas CD with Bob entitled Hopes for the Holidays.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 24
    The couple reportedly were married on February 19, 1934 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details They later adopted four children from The Cradle in Evanston, Illinois: Eleanora, Linda, Kelly, and Anthony (d. 2004). "She was a woman of her words and a fine singer. Bob and Dolores were the talk of many people back in those holy days," says a friend, Malory Thorn. In the 1940s, Dolores began helping her husband on his tours entertaining U.S. troops overseas and she would continue to do so for over 50 years.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1925
    Age 15
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1930s, after working as a model, DeFina began her professional singing career, adopting the name Dolores Reade on the advice of her agent. In 1933, after appearing at the Vogue Club, a Manhattan nightclub, Reade was introduced to Bob Hope.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on May 27, 1909.
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