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Bob Hope’s wife Dolores dies at age of 102

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"Dolores Hope dies"The wife of late entertainer Bob Hop, Dolores Hope died on Monday as of natural causes. Dolores was aged at 102. Bob Hope’s wife is a singer who kept her career on hold after her marriage. She died in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles. Her husband of 70 years died in July 2003 aged at 100.

Dolores Hope had a singing career in New York prior she met Bob and married him. The couple moved to Los Angeles as he could pursue a career in film and television. They raised four children and his wife accompanied him on his many visits to entertain the United States troops overseas. During her age of 83, she revived her singing career after recording several albums and also performing with Rosemary Clooney. Later, she made her last visit to United States servicemen at the age of 84 where she performed ‘White Christmas’ from the back of truck in the Saudi desert.

Besides, Bob Hope is one among the most beloved US entertainers of the 20th century where he started his career on vaudeville and later worked on radio and then acted in movies, where he was best known for his road films with Bing Crosby and later he appeared in numerous TV specials. Similarly, Dolores was also a keen golfer and has received multiple awards for her humanitarian work, especially for the causes that benefited the poor. She leaves two children, three grandchildren and a great grandson. The funeral services would be private and she would be buried next to her husband at the Bob Hop Memorial Garden at the San Fernando Mission outside Los Angeles.

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