Published On: Wed, Jul 30th, 2003

Bob Hope dead at 100 leads into ‘Most Famous American’ debate

The Death of the Most Famous American? Bob Hope was 100! 100! Was I saddened by his passing? No, not really. Bob lived an incredibly long and fruitful life on his terms – full of joy.

To my disgust, only a few hours later a cable show was discussing who is now the most famous American alive.

First off, who cares?

Next, these morons were way off with Oprah, Michael Jackson, and Walter Kronkite. How many kids know who Walter is or how to do the moonwalk?

Does anybody care?

Did Bob have a cool trophy or something – “The George Burns Cup”?

For the record, the most famous American, like it or not, is Michael Jordan. Hot dogs, underwear, “Space Jam”, baseball, and a certain shoe endorsement – you’d be hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t pick MJ out of a lineup.

Bob Hope gets plaque on Hill.   1978 photo/ Trikosko, Marion S. now part of Library of Congress

Bob Hope gets plaque on Hill. 1978 photo/ Trikosko, Marion S. now part of Library of Congress


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