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Comedians, writers remember Hope's comic gifts

Los Angeles-AP -- Bob Hope's most devoted admirers say his T-V specials had nothing on his movies.

Hope starred in 53 movie comedies over a 34-year period, including the classic "Road" pictures with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

Woody Allen is a big Bob Hope fan -- and he says Hope was much funnier in the movies than on T-V.

Allen says Hope had a brilliant gift of delivery and comic speech. He writes that Hope's one-liners are just like air -- he does them so lightly.

Hal Kanter, who wrote a half-dozen of Hope's movies, remembers the physical side of his comedy.

Kanter says Hope could get tremendous laughs just reacting to things, without saying a word.

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