This episode, which aired on September 27, 1938, marked the NBC Radio debut of The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope. Hope's legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. His theme song, "Thanks for the Memories", became a familiar Tuesday-night ritual for millions of listeners. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100.
"One of America's most popular radio comedians." (Raymond Strait, Bob Hope: A Tribute)
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