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Comedy – 1983 – Stand Up Routine – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – On The Road To Hollywood Special

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress….who came to prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”…. which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”….while she also had success as a jazz vocalist….but Clooney’s career languished in the 1960’s….partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction….but her career was revived in 1977…..when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business….then she continued to record until her death in 2002.

Bob Hope was widely praised for his comedy timing….along with his specialization in the use of one-liners….and rapid-fire delivery of jokes. He was known for his style of self-deprecating jokes….while first building himself up….then tearing himself down….and he performed hundreds of times per year…..also, such early films as The Cat and the Canary in 1939….and The Paleface in 1948….were financially successful and praised by critics….nd by the mid-1940’s….with his radio program getting good ratings as well….he was one of the most popular entertainers in the United States…..evidenced by the fact that when Paramount Pictures threatened to stop production of the “Road Shows” pictures in 1945….they received 75,000 letters of protest.

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