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Comedian Bob Hope performed in Lexington, 1954

Posted on May 29, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Comedian Bob Hope performed on April 29, 1954 for the Blue Grass Festival Show at Memorial Coliseum. It was the festival’s final pre-Derby program and also included Jerry Gray and his orchestra; Johnson and Madill, a dance and comedy team; the Gaylords, recording artists, and Talara Lee, who had recently starred in Warner Brothers’ “Daughter of Rosie O’Grady.” Today is Hope’s birthday. He was born May 29, 1903 and died July 27, 2003. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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