Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Question: What British born Hollywood icon boxed under the name “Packy East”?

Answer: Bob Hope, the son of stonemason William Henry Hope and Avis Townes Hope, emigrated from England to Cleveland, Ohio in 1908. After dropping out of school at the age of sixteen, Hope worked at a number of part-time jobs and boxed for a short time under the name of “Packy East.”