William John Hope (June 20, 1900 – August 6, 1962) was an English-American film and television producer.

Jack Hope
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Jack Hope (left) with Jack Benny and brother Bob in 1954
Born
William John Hope

June 20, 1900
DiedAugust 6, 1962 (aged 62)
NationalityEnglish-American
OccupationFilm and television producer
RelativesBob Hope (brother)

BiographyEdit

Hope was born in Eltham, Kent (now part of London), England, he was the fourth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer but later had to find work as a charwoman. He and his family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1908.

Jack's younger brother was actor-entertainer-comedian Bob Hope.[1]

Jack was a producer for movies and television shows including Alias Jesse James in 1959 and Celebrity Golf in 1960.

Hope died from complications of surgery on August 6, 1962, aged 62.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "William Jack Hope, Brother And Associate of Comedian". The New York Times. August 7, 1962. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Faith, William (April 24, 2009). Bob Hope: A Life In Comedy. Hachette Books. ISBN 978-0786729029 – via Google Books.

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