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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 May, 2003, 10:29 GMT 11:29 UK
Bob Hope in his own words
Bob Hope turns 100 years old on Thursday. BBC News Online delves into the video library to bring you clips of the legendary comedian.

Bob Hope
Hope has four honorary Oscars
Hope and Crosby

Hope and Bing Crosby built up a unique partnership both on-air and on-screen. They were renowned for adlibbing and would often steel each other's lines for brilliant comic effect.

 Click here to watch Bob Hope on Parkinson (December 1975)

Bob Hope
Hope has played some 2,000 golf courses

Hope has always been a keen golfer and crowds would always gather when he, and Bing Crosby, played charity tournaments all over the world. Hope's partners also included some of the 10 American presidents he counted among his friends.

 Click here to watch a clip of Hope during his pro-am tournament, the Bob Hope Classic (September 1980)

Bob Hope
He has starred in more than 50 movies
'Road To' films

Hope found Hollywood stardom in the "Road To" films with Bing Crosby. The pair would vie for the affections of Dorothy Lamour. But the bumbling, over anxious lover played by Hope, would pave the way for Lamour, to fall into the arms of the suave Crosby.

 Click here to watch Hope recall the first time he met Dorothy Lamour (November 1989)

Bob Hope
Hope's knighthood is in recognition of his work entertaining troops

The Guinness Book of World Records cites Hope as being the most honoured entertainer. On hearing he was to be awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen in 1998, he said: "Seventy years of ad-lib material and I'm speechless."

 Click here to watch Wogan ask Hope about his honours (October 1990)


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