Early days with bob hope and james cagney
James Cagney and Robert Hope both got their starts as hoofers. That is, they were song and dance men who performed an act in vaudeville in which they told jokes and/or stories (patter) and sang and danced. Hope went on to become a movie star and stand up comic. Cagney became a movie star best known for his gangster roles. The following was sent to me and the video is worth watching.
James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar's Club Meeting back when actors were real performers.
Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56 at the time of this performance. For the young folks, here is something you probably have never seen before and may never see again.
This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw but it shows you their enormous talent.
Turn up sound and click on...........
You know what's really stunning about this? Neither of these guys became famous for dancing. Hope was, for a time, America's Comedian. And James Cagney was a great actor, one of the biggest movie stars of his era. But watching this clip, it's easy to[/url]
BOB HOPE IN HEAVEN
For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents.
And thanks for the memories. WHAT A WONDERFUL E-MAIL.
I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
Tribute to a man who DID make a difference.
ON TURNING 70
'I still chase women, but only
ON TURNING 80
'That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.'
ON TURNING 90
'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.'
ON TURNING 100
'I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel
anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.'
ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
'I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.'
ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR
'Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'.
'Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.'
'I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six.'
ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER
'When I was born, the doctor said to my mother,
Congratulations, you have an eight pound ham.
ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
'I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it.'
ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY
'Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.'
ON HIS SIX BROTHERS
'That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.'
ON HIS EARLY FAILURES
'I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the
stuff the audience threw at me.'
ON GOING TO HEAVEN
'I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.'
Give me a sense of humour;
Lord, give me the grace to see a joke,
to get some humour out of life,
and to the person receiving this
the grace to pass it on to others.
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