… thanks for the memories— even if he did devote too much of his latter career to flattering, and being flattered by, those in high places.
Some of his “road” movies with Bing Crosby were comic masterpieces. I like the scene when Crosby and Hope enter a tough bar in Alaska. Hope orders a lemonade and all the ruffians glare at him. Crosby nudges him and Hope growls “In a dirty glass!”