Except for the person who has never spoken, everyone will utter his or her last words. Those words may be an expression of surprise, such as Julius Caesar’s famous, “Et tu, Brute?” […]
How a Medical Legend Maneuvered Celebrities into Treating AIDS Patients With Malaria
Each year 1-3 million people die from malaria. Another 1 million annually succumb to AIDS. You don’t need to be a physician to realize both of these diseases are pretty bad. Anyone […]
Why Is This Painting of Bob Hope So Popular?
It isn’t difficult to find an image of Bob Hope. With a career in the entertainment industry that spanned nearly eighty years and with 54 feature films to his credit, it is […]
The Danger of Political Jokes
The ultimate test of a comedian’s greatness is the timelessness of his or her humor. Has there ever been a time when Bob Hope’s observation about politics wasn’t true? “I don’t do […]
The Basketball Team with Two Popes, Two Comedians, and Two Statesmen
The Harlem Globetrotters have accomplished much in the nearly-100 years since their founding. In addition to playing more than 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories, the team has also acquired […]
The Worst Kind Of Heart Trouble
“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” — Bob Hope Read more fun facts about Bob Hope. Learn how an act of […]
Christmas in D.C.
“Our nation’s capital is really getting into the holiday spirit. Yesterday I saw Tip O’Neil with a beard and red suit, shimmying down the Washington Monument.” — Bob Hope Tip O’Neil, […]
Thanks for the Memories… And the Honors
Bob Hope (1903-2003) holds the world record for being the most-honored entertainer in history. He received more than 2,000 awards and citations for humanitarian and professional efforts, including five honorary Academy Awards, […]
Boy, Have Things Ever Changed!
In 1937, Mae West made a guest appearance on the radio program “The Chase and Sanborn Show.” She appeared in two skits during the show. One was a scene with ventriloquist Edgar […]