Comedian Bob Hope Dies

He was the nation's most-honored comedian. Bob Hope has died at the age of 100.

His longtime publicist says Hope died Sunday night of pneumonia, while surrounded by his family at home in Toluca Lake, California. Hope was a star in vaudeville, radio, television and film -- most notably a string of "Road" movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby. For decades, he took his show on the road to military bases around the world, boosting the morale of servicemen from World War Two to the first Gulf War.

He was admired by his peers, and generations of younger comedians. Woody Allen called Hope "the most influential comedian for me." Hope earned a fortune, gave lavishly to charity and was showered with awards -- so many that he had to rent a warehouse to store them.