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Bob Hope’s Wife, Dolores Hope, Dies At 102

September 20, 2011

In 2003 Bob Hope died at the age of 100.

On Monday his wife, Dolores Hope died at 102.  The couple had been married for 69 years.

Family spokesman Harlan Boll said she died of natural causes at her home near Los Angeles on Monday.

Dolores Hope, who met her husband while singing in a nightclub in 1933, accompanied him on trips to entertain US troops from the 1940s onwards.

“Together, they brought countless hours of laughter and cheer to Americans everywhere,” said friend Nancy Reagan.

Hope gave up her singing career to raise the couple’s four adopted children before joining her husband on his troop tours.

In 1966, her rendition of Silent Night in front of thousands of GIs brought a standing ovation.

In 1990, she was the only female entertainer to perform in Saudi Arabia when she sang for troops taking part in Operation Desert Storm.

Dolores Hope
Hope celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009

But Hope was given the go-ahead to perform and sang White Christmas.

She released her first album, Dolores Hope: Now and Then, when she was 83.

One Comment
  1. smokey3 permalink
    September 20, 2011 2:34 PM

    They were such a wonderful couple…..

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