Holding out Hope

Before he passed away Bob Hope was set to star in one more "Road" movie and Page 2's Jim Caple has the script.

Updated: July 30, 2003, 4:50 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

America lost one of its most beloved entertainers Monday when Bob Hope died at 100. With a career that stretched from vaudeville to the age of 156-channel TV, Hope was an enormous influence on comedy and his classic "Road" pictures with Bing Crosby remain funny and innovative half a century later. By traveling the world to entertain U.S. troops from WWII to the first Iraqi war, he also cemented his reputation in American culture.

While his best work was decades in the past, Hope never ...

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