Dolores Hope, who married entertainer Bob Hope in 1934, passed away Monday (Sept. 19) morning at the age of 102, according to Entertainment Tonight. People magazine reports that she died in her Toluca Lake, Calif., home.
Dolores was a performer in her own right, singing professionally on the New York night club circuit, when she met Hope in 1933. Born Dolores DeFina, she had taken on the stage name of Dolores Reade. According to People, on the night they met, Hope said, “I’m going to marry her.”
Dolores gave up her career to raise the couple’s four children together: Linda, Tony, Kelly and Nora. She often joined her husband on-stage entertaining the troops at USO events and was involved in several charitable causes.