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Along with specializing in one-liners and rapid-fire delivery of jokes—which were often self-deprecating, Bob Hope was celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations (USO) shows to entertain active service American military personnel. He made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991, and Hope was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by act of the U.S. Congress.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were called into a Belarus customs office, where they were asked to sign autographs. Pretty normal, right? Except that the officials apparently believed the band were in fact Metallica, and wouldn’t be convinced otherwise.


Abe Vigoda, who passed away in January at the age of 94, had over 100 acting credits over 65 years. He played Sal Tessio in “The Godfather.” He played Detective Fish in “Barney Miller.” He had his own baseball card in Topps’ 2013 Allen & Ginter set, which features sports stars, historical figures and pop culture icons.