The Bob Hope Show – Mayor Of The Town (March 31, 1943)
Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was one of the most recognized and unique talents in the world. Performing on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and traveling tours for the U.S. Military. Bob Hope was well known for his good natured humor and fast wit. During the length of his career, no other individual has traveled so far, to great lengths, to entertain so many people. At an early age, 12, Bob Hope worked odd jobs at a local board walk doing dance and comedy routines to make extra money.
He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests, and won prizes for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. Hope first appeared on television in 1932 during a test transmission from an experimental CBS studio in New York. His career in broadcasting spanned sixty-four years and included a long association with NBC. Hope made his network radio debut in 1937 on NBC. His first regular series for NBC Radio was the Woodbury Soap Hour. A year later The Pepsodent Radio Show Starring Bob Hope began, and would run through 1953.