Dolores Hope Wife Bob Hope Died 102

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Dolores Hope Wife Bob Hope Died 102
Dolores Hope, who through his 69-year marriage to actor Bob Hope oversaw their charity and played a central role in the development of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, has died. It was the 102nd

Ms. Hope died Sept. 19 at his home in Toluca Lake district of Los Angeles, said publicist Harlan Boll. No cause of death was reported.

In late 1960, hopes the donation of 80 acres near Palm Springs, the future of succession to the medical center, which opened its doors in 1971. They have become "the driving forces behind the creation and long-term growth" of the medical establishment, the center said on its website.

He served as chairman of the board of the Centre for many years, and has raised millions of dollars through the center of the annual golf tournament to use his name, and is now known as Humana challenge.

When her husband died in 2003 - two months after turning 100 - Lady Hope refused to estimate how many millions they had given or raised for charity. He says that most young people involved.

A large proportion of their wealth come from holdings of large real estate in San Fernando Valley. On the death of Bob Hope, have seen their fortune estimated at less than $ 500 million.

In 2009, its 100 years, has attended the party in the courtyard of Toluca Lake home, she and her husband bought in 1938. Conference, daughter Linda Hope theory that the laughter of the family home to help his parents, long-term.

She was born Dolores DeFina, May 27, 1909 in New York and raised in the Bronx.

In 1930 she sang in nightclubs using the stage name Dolores Reade and met Bob Hope, when he caught a show in New York. After a brief courtship, married in 1934 and was soon sharing the stage in vaudeville.

While Ms. Hope raised their four adopted children, her husband's career took off and was often absent.

"When we celebrate our 50th anniversary, people would say:" Fifty years? Bob and say, 'Yes, but I've been home three weeks "," Ms. Hope told the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 1995.

It means that half a century, gave him a paperweight engraved with: "Do not think about these three weeks is not fun."

Bob later said that he enjoyed the stability of having a home to return to. He remembers how her children listen to his jokes, while Mrs. Hope, a Catholic, decided they were appropriate for family viewing.

"I've learned to temper my humor in those years," he said. "Dolores was a criticism difficult."

In the same interview, Ms. Hope said: "We have always had the quality rather than quantity .... When he was not at home, it plays almost every day, except when he was in a combat zone Even then, she had to try. ".

In the late 1940s, Mrs. Hope began performing in the famous husband travels overseas to entertain American troops and later sang on several of its NBC television specials.

When Bob went to Saudi Arabia to entertain American troops in 1990, was forced to leave many women out of the show. An exception was Mrs. Hope, who got to sing "White Christmas" is the troops on Christmas Eve.

Besides his daughter, Linda, she is survived by a daughter, Nora Somers, a son, Kelly, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Anthony, died in 2004.
Dolores Hope Wife Bob Hope Died 102