Born: May 29, 1903
Died: July 27, 2003 at 100 years old
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 5’ 10”
Industry: Actor, Comedian
Net Worth: $115 million
American actor and comedian Bob Hope has long been a legend. He helped entertain American troops during the long days of World War II, and was a standard-bearer for all things American. Few people live as long as Hope did. He managed to make it to 100 years before finally passing away in 2007. Despite being an American icon, Hope was actually born in the UK, emigrating to the US with his family at the age of 4. His name at birth, Leslie, was not one that he was particularly fond of. He changed it later, going with the more generic “Bob”. However, this was not a legal change, serving more as a stage name. Throughout his long career, Hope won 17 Academy awards, and hosted the show 14 times. Hope’s reputation as a womanizer was well known, with one extramarital affair making it into a tell-all book. Still, Hope’s reputation was able to withstand his wayward eyes. His career and his name remained golden until the very end.