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    (May 27, 1909-September 19, 2011)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name is Dolores DeFina
    Raised in The Bronx
    Stage name was Dolores Reade
    Singer and wife of comedian Bob Hope
    Italian-Irish Roman Catholic
    She is more famed for being Bob Hope's wife than her lounge singing accomplishments.
    She stated it was 'love at first song' and married Hope just weeks after meeting him.
    Talk about nepotism; she appeared with her husband on 18 of his NBC TV specials.
    She waited until she was 84 years old before recording her first album - 1993's 'Now and Then.'
    She and Hope adopted four children.
    She was part of Hope's vaudeville act and frequently went with him on tour to entertain U.S. troops.
    She was the only female allowed to perform when Hope took his tour to Saudi Arabia during Operation: Desert Storm in 1991.
    She was at her husband's side when he died in 2003 shortly after turning 100.
    She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in live theatre.
    She has a street named after her in The Bronx.

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