Wednesday, September 21, 2011

AMERICA: USA: RIP DOLORES HOPE- AGE 102- WIFE OF BOB HOPE

Dolores Hope, born May 27, 1909, has died at the age of 102. She died in her home in Toluca Lake, California of natural causes on Sept. 19, 2011. She was a singer and wife to the Comedian Bob Hope.
She was born Dolores DeFina in Manhattan to Italian and Irish parents. Her father was a bartender and her mother a saleslady. She took the professional name of Dolores Reade in the 1930s. She married Bob Hope on Feb. 19, 1934. They adopted 4 children: Eleanora, Linda, Kelly and Antholny.
She performed with her husband oversees for the military.
She was a devout Roman Catholic. She had a chapel in her home.
Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles commented on her death saying:
Bob and Dolores Hope in 1997: the laughter in the family home contributed to her parents’ long lives, said Linda Hopes

“Both the entertainment world and the Church have lost a woman of profound faith, gifted musical talent, and dedication to the betterment of peoples world-wide. The death of Dolores Hope leaves a huge void in Southern California,”.

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