NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bob Hope entertained 11 presidents at the White House and told thousands of jokes to some 10 million U.S. troops over the course of four wars.
Now the life and legacy of the beloved actor and comedian, who died 10 years ago at age 100, is being celebrated at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, where the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has brought the "Bob Hope: An American Treasure" traveling exhibition.
More than 160 mementos from Hope's life capture his passion for golf, relationships with presidents, pride in his country and appreciation for military service. The exhibit officially opens Saturday, though a soft opening will be held Friday during regular museum hours.
The exhibit includes photographs of Hope entertaining troops at USO shows overseas.