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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

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