Dolores (right) with her husband Bob Hope (left) in 1974
|Born||May 27, 1909
New York City,
|Died||September 19, 2011 (aged 102)
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States
(m. 1934-2003, his death)
|Children||Eleanora, Anthony (deceased), Linda, Kelly|
Hope was born Dolores DeFina on May 27, 1909 in New York City. She began her career in the 1930s. In 1933, she met Bob Hope the first time in a Manhattan nightclub. They married in 1934. The couple adopted four children: Eleanora, Anthony, Linda and Kelly.
She and her husband entertained U.S. troops from the 1940s until the 1990s. Dolores Hope did this job over the time of a half century until the 1990s. In 1990, she was the only female entertainer who was allowed to go to Saudi Arabia.
She was with her husband as he turned 100. Shortly after, and 69 years after their marriage, Bob Hope died in summer of 2003 at age 100. On May 27, 2009, Dolores Hope celebrated her 100th birthday. She died on September 19, 2011.