NRO has plenty of good stuff on Sir Bob Hope, one of the great Englishmen of the last hundred years, but here’s the Daily Telegraph’s view. This detail is too good not to repeat:
“It took the young talent some time to make it big. He once worked as a newspaper reporter, boxed under the name of Packy East, played third billing to Siamese twins and trained seals and worked as a warm-up for the comedian Fatty Arbuckle.”
I like the way that “newspaper reporter” is included in that list of lowly occupations. Very New York Times.