List of awards and nominations received by Bob Hope

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Bob Hope's Star for Television on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

This is a list of awards and prestigious honors received by Bob Hope throughout his career.

Academy Awards[edit]

Notes Award
To Bob Hope
"in recognition of his unselfish services to the Motion Picture Industry."
Special Silver Plaque
To Bob Hope
"for his many services to the Academy."
Life Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To Bob Hope
"for his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise."
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Statuette
To Bob Hope
"for unique and distinguished service to our industry and the Academy."
Gold Medal



Bob Hope's Presidential Medal of Freedom

Titles and designations[edit]

Memorials and tributes[edit]

The Spirit of Bob Hope is a USAF C-17 Globemaster III that was named after Hope
The handprints of Bob Hope in front of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit]

  • For contributions to the live theater, radio, motion picture, and television, Hope was honored with four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[27]
  • Motion picture star at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Radio star at 6141 Hollywood Blvd.
  • TV star at 6758 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Live theatre special plaque at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

  • Special Achievement Award 1958 "For an Ambassador of Good Will." [28]
  • Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for "Facts of Life" (Nominee, 1961)
  • Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for "Bachelor in Paradise" (Nominee, 1962)
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award 1963 [29]


  • In a 2005 poll to find "The Comedian's Comedian", he was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
  • In 1996 TV Guide ranked Hope number 25 on its "50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time" list.[30]


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  7. ^ "Knighthood for Bob Hope". BBC News. May 18, 1998. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Roll of Honour". 
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  10. ^ "Profile: Bob Hope". World Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Broadcasting Hall of Fame". National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Members of the Order of the Sword". Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama: Air University. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lone Sailor Awards – Past Awardees". United States Navy Memorial. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ America's Tribute to Bob Hope at the TCM Movie Database
  15. ^ "Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated" (PDF). Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  16. ^ Castro, Tony (June 1, 2010). "Burbank airport honors namesake". Los Angeles Daily News. Jack Klunder. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Boeing C-17 Dedicated to the Spirit of Medal of Honor". Warplanes Online Community. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Durkan Plays the Supporting Role in the Restoration of Bob Hope Theater" (PDF). The Mohawk Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "T-AKR USNS Bob Hope Large, Medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships [LMSR]". Federation of American Scientists. 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Bob Hope 1903–2003". Marine Corps Community Services, Miramar. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Bob Hope and SMU". Southern Methodist University. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Home – Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa". 
  23. ^ "Gloria Molina Announces $45 Million Renovation to Bob Hope Patriotic Hall" (PDF). Office of Gloria Molina. September 8, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  24. ^ Chan, Sewell (November 24, 2008). "Thanks for the Ellis Island Memories ... Bob Hope?". The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  25. ^ Blake 2010, p. 135.
  26. ^ "A Tribute to Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories". Unified Port of San Diego. July 8, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Bob Hope". The Hollywood Walk of Fame database. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Bob Hope". 
  29. ^ "Bob Hope". 
  30. ^ TV Guide Book of Lists 2007, p. 188.


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  • Grudens, Richard (2002). The Spirit of Bob Hope: One Hundred Years, One Million Laughs. Sioux Falls, SD: Pine Hill Press. ISBN 978-1-57579-227-9. 
  • TV Guide Book of Lists. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7624-3007-9. 
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Bob Burns
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