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City Renames Toluca Lake Intersection After Bob, Dolores Hope

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TOLUCA LAKE (CBS) — The memory of a legendary funnyman will continue to live on at one intersection in the San Fernando Valley.

Comedy legend Bob Hope and his wife Dolores were honored at morning ceremony on Monday at the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Moorpark Street in Toluca Lake, where city officials dedicated the busy thoroughfare to the memory of the late couple.

Daughter Linda joined Councilman Tom LaBonge and Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes at the square outside the St. Charles Borromeo Church in an neighborhood that the Hope family called home for decades.

The square will be added to a long list of places named after the comedian who was perhaps best known for supporting and entertaning U.S. soldiers overseas, including Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, the USO at Los Angeles International Airport, the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall building on Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, and even naval vessel USNS Bob Hope of the U.S. Military Sealift Command.

The world-famous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street was designated as Bob Hope Square on his 100th birthday, May 29, 2003, nearly two months before his death on July 27, 2003.

Bob passed away at the age of 100, while wife Dolores died in 2011 at 102.

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