The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Personal Award: Bob Hope




Personal Award: Bob Hope
 1943

A special award has been voted this year to Bob Hope in recognition of the unfailing good humor and generosity with which he entertained our troops here and abroad. Humor is at a premium in a grim time like this and Bob Hope’s was the best. The University faculty committee, in recommending the special citation for Bob Hope, spoke of his “untiring zeal and the high level of entertainment of his camp tours in the United States and throughout the world,” and said: “The joy and strengthened morale which he has given to the men and women of the armed forces can never be measured. The Peabody committee does not wish to overlook this superb contribution.”