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He was certainly one of the greats. There are almost none of the old vaudville actors left, are there? What he did over his life to entertain people would be enough for anyone, but when you also consider what he did for our troops for so many years, he was a national hero.
What I remember most about him was his annual special on NBC where he'd introduce the Parade All-America football team.
He'd introduce each player, you knew he had no idea who they were, but he'd have a quick quip about each one.
Bob Hope worked in almost every major entertainment medium of the 20th Century - the stage, radio, film and TV - and was wildly successful in each one. I don't think anyone else will be able to duplicate that.