Dolores and Bob Raised Hope by Melvyn Brown
Today, let us spare sometime looking into the life of an American couple, Dolores and Bob Hope. Bob was a unique comedian who laid the ground rules, punch lines and the know how when to roll out the laughter. There were many comedians before Bob Hope but, not any as having the modern edge to creative and spontaneous jokes. Our generation loved him, even when he teamed up with Crooner Bing Crosby in many Hollywood musicals.
Bob's adorable wife, Dolores, was born in Harlem and worked as a professional singer in New York City. She married Bob Hope in 1934. Dolores was a Catholic woman with a heart of gold. Besides her signing contracts, she adopted four children.
Husband and wife were often seen together in television shows, on tours, entertaining American troops. When Dolores sang "Silent Night" to GI's many were moved to tears. She loved God. She helped others to enrich their lives, and was the champion of Catholic charities. The Los Angeles Archdiocese benefited from her generous donations.
Pope John Paul II blest Bob and Dolores with the honour, Knight and Dame of St. Gregory the Great. Dolores revived her singing career in 1993, and recorded 5 albums. Dolores Hope died in 2011 at the age of 102.
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