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Topic - Bob Hope
He was the institutional memory for the movies at The Associated Press and a passage for the world to a Hollywood both longed for and long gone.
You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.
Greg Norman hadn't played the Bob Hope Classic since 1986, and he had no plans to return to the Palm Springs desert's venerable tournament until Bill Clinton changed his mind.
Hal Kanter, an Emmy-winning comedy master who wrote for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and created Diahann Carroll's ground-breaking TV sitcom, has died. He was 92.
British-born big band singer Beryl Davis, who made her U.S. debut on Bob Hope's radio show and later performed with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman, has died in Los Angeles at 87.
Dolores Hope, who was married to entertainer Bob Hope for 69 years and sang at his shows, has died at age 102.
Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," has died at age 94.
"There's a lot of questions about edging-up the show, but I am a big fan of the kind of old-fashioned showmanship that those hosts embodied," he said. "I think that's really, in a perfect world, the balance that should be struck: Something that's fun and relevant and genuinely funny, but at the same time has a spine of good, old-fashioned showmanship, which is what the Oscars deserves."
"This is something very different than what I've done in the past, so the trick is going to be to stay honest to what it is that I do but also adapt to this particular show, because this is obviously a very special show with very specific requirements," he said. "We want to find a nice balance."