Sunday, November 28, 2010
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: DOLORES HOPE
During the 1930s, she began her professional singing career under the name Dolores Reade on the advice of her agent. In 1933, after appearing at the Vogue Club, a Manhattan nightclub, Reade was introduced to Bob Hope. The couple were married on February 19, 1934 in Erie, Pennsylvania. They later adopted four children from The Cradle in Evanston, Illinois.
On May 29, 2003, Dolores was at her husband's side as he celebrated his 100th birthday; he died two months later on July 27, 2003. The following year their son, Anthony J. Hope, died at the age of 63 on June 28, 2004.
On May 27, 2009, Dolores Hope became a centenarian herself, and her birthday was featured on The Today Show. On May 29, 2010, Mrs. Hope was quoted as saying to local press, of her 101st birthday, "I’m still recovering from my 100th birthday bash, so I’m going to keep this year’s celebration much quieter.”
UPDATE: SADLY, DOLORES HOPE PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2011. YOU CAN READ HER OBITUARY HERE