Bob Hope Gets Stamp of Approval
USPS is rolling out homage to the icon in early 2009
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 12:19 PM CST
A rule instituted in 2007 cut in half the time that must elapse before non-presidents can have their likeness put on a US stamp, to 5 years; Bob Hope, who died in 2003, gets his stamp next year.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Bob Hope, one of America’s most beloved entertainers, will grace a US postage stamp next year, the AP reports. The British-born Hope, who died in 2003, found success as a singer, actor, comedian, and entertainer of American troops. He benefits from postal rule change that allows non-presidents to be on stamps 5 years after their death, instead of 10.