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Dolores Hope

Dead at 102

9/19/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dolores Hope -- Bob Hope's widow -- has died.  She was 102 years old.

Dolores married Bob Hope in 1934 and the couple was married for 69 years, until Bob died in 2003. Sources tell us Dolores died this morning.

Friends of Dolores tell TMZ, she was quite the character, frequently drinking bourbon and entertaining almost to the end of her life.

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Dolores was a devout Catholic, who drove herself to mass everyday at 7 AM, and when she could no longer drive a chapel was constructed on her Toluca Lake estate so she could worship.

Dolores' rep, Harlan Boll, tells TMZ, she loved children and veterans and would do anything for her charities.

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61.

SoThere    

Class act. What a reunion you two must have had!

1027 days ago
62.

viewer    

funny story about bob and dolores: once dolores asked bob where he wanted her to bury him after he died. bob said, "surprise me."

1027 days ago
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Happy Vet    

My thanks to the family for sharing their parents with all of us for all those years. I am sure there were times at christmas especially when they would have liked to have had them home. You will never know how much it meant to hundreds of thousands of troops the enjoyment we got from your parents. My Dad talked of seeing him in WW2 and I saw him in Viet Nam. I am sure at this moment the heavens are shining brighter due to the newest star up there. I am sorry for your loss and hope you accept our thanks for the privledge of knowing your parents.

1027 days ago
64.

mel and diane    

God Bless the Hope family....Bob Hope and his Wife, Dolores were wonderful Americans....a breed of Americans that seem to be dying out....Nowadays everyone is so political and hateful. Not the Hopes, though....they gave so much of themselves no matter what your inner thoughts or beliefs were. They will both always be missed...Thank the Lord for such a long and wonderful and giving life.

1023 days ago
65.

Kowny Krush    

Well, she won't have to "look the other way" anymore. Her hubby supposedly cheated on her numerous times through the decades, even putting his favorites up in apartments near his home.
..."Thanks for the memories."

1001 days ago
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