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Happy Birthday, Bob (1978)

A 75th birthday salute to Bob Hope at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Director:

Bob Wynn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Anderson ... Herself
Ann-Margret ... Herself (archive footage)
Pearl Bailey ... Herself
Lucille Ball ... Herself
Christie Brinkley ... Herself
Les Brown Les Brown ... Conductor
George Burns ... Himself
The Carl Jablonski Dancers The Carl Jablonski Dancers ... Themselves
Johnny Carson ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself
Lynda Carter ... Herself
Harry Wayne Casey ... Himself (as KC and the Sunshine Band)
Charo ... Herself
Bert Convy ... Himself
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A 75th birthday salute to Bob Hope at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kathryn Crosby, Bing's widow, talks about the special chemistry between Hope and Crosby. She introduces a montage of film clips starring the duo, underscored by Crosby and Hope singing "Put It There, Pal" from "Road To Utopia." See more »

Quotes

Alan King: [to Hope] I hope you live as long as this evening seems to me.
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Connections

Features Road to Bali (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Feelings
Music by Louis Gasté
Lyrics by Morris Albert
Sung by Lynn Anderson
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Very entertaining
31 March 2005 | by edmundcgSee all my reviews

A good intro to the comic genius Bob Hope. His life story is told by friends in songs and in pictures and we get a glimpse into the life (at least the movie and entertainment side of it) of a comedian. The big bonus in this TV special is that the friends are luminaries themselves: George Burns, Lucille Ball and Sammy Davis Jr., to name a few. Hope's childhood, early years and later success is documented in a vaudeville style.I especially liked the segments on the "Road Pictures" as presented by Dorothy Lamour. For those unfamiliar with these hilarious movies featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, the plot is simple: Bing thinks Lamour is his girl, Hope thinks Lamour is his girl, and Lamour thinks she's Bing' girl or Hope's girl or both. They encounter adventures and misadventures and all with "a laugh, a song, and a dance".


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