Dolores Hope dies at 102 *

The widow of comedian Bob Hope died this morning. A performer in her own right, Dolores Hope later became a major philanthropist, especially of Catholic churches and causes. She is a Dame Commander [fixed: not Knight Commander] with Star of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great, given to fewer than 250 members of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. She was the first U.S. woman to receive the honor, at the request of Cardinal Roger Mahony. Bob Hope also made it to 100 before he died in 2003.

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