Jack Hope

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Jack Hope
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Bob Hope with Jack Benny and brother Jack Hope in 1954.
Born
William John Hope

June 20, 1900
DiedAugust 6, 1962 (aged 62)
NationalityEnglish-American
OccupationFilm and television producer
Known forBrother of Bob Hope

Jack Hope (June 20, 1900 – August 6, 1962) was an English American film and television producer.

Biography[edit]

Jack was born William John Hope in Eltham, Kent (now part of London), England, Jack was the fourth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer but later had to find work as a charwoman. He and his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1908.

Jack's younger brother was actor-comedian Bob Hope.

Jack was a producer for movies and television shows including Alias Jesse James in 1959 and Celebrity Golf in 1960.

Death[edit]

Hope died from complications of surgery on August 6, 1962, aged 62.

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