Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bob Hope Married in Erie, PA in 1933

Bob Hope really did get married in Erie, PA

Movie start Bob Hope really did get married in Erie, PA. He was born Leslie T. Hope in London, England and came to the U.S. when he was a child. Bob married Grace Troxell on January 25, 1933. He lived in Cleveland and listed his occupation as salesman. Grace lived in Chicago and was a secretary. Bob made his big-screen debut in 1938 with "The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Bob was not the first celebrity (or soon to be celebrity) to get married in Erie County. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle married Addie McPhail in Wesleyville, PA on June 21, 1932.

Bob later married Dolores DeFina. There is some debate as to when and where they got married, and some media outlets claim that Bob and Dolores were married in Erie.

Enjoy more facts and photos of events in Erie, PA at: Old Time Erie

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