Hope : entertainer of the century / Richard Zoglin.
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Book
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781439140284 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television and everything in between. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. His tours to entertain US troops and patriotic radio broadcasts, along with his all-American, brash-but-cowardly movie character, helped to ease the nation's jitters during the stressful days of World War II. This is a biography of his life.
Additional information: viii, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (
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