On July 27, 2003, actor Bob Hope died. He was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903 in Eltham, London, England. From the age of 12, he worked at a variety of odd jobs at a local boardwalk. Silent film comedian Fatty Arbuckle saw one of Hope's performances and in 1925 got him steady work with Hurley's Jolly Follies. Within a year, Hope had formed an act called the Dancemedians with George Byrne and the Hilton Sisters, conjoined twins who had a tap dancing routine.