Was Bob Hope the original king of comedy?

November 12, 2014 10:01 PM

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Was Bob Hope the original king of comedy?

By the time he died in 2003 at age 100, Bob Hope had conquered vaudeville, Broadway, recordings, live concerts, radio, films and, from its infancy, TV, where he remained a welcome presence into his 90s.

Yet memories of Hope have already dimmed, and his achievements, still felt by performers and audiences alike, now are largely taken for granted.

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