|A Hope humorist|
Martha Bolton was a staff comedy writer for Bob Hope for more than 15 years. With Hope's death at age 100 July 27, Bolton recalled the comedian to be a privately religious man. Photo courtesy of www.churchmusicals.com.
But Martha Bolton, who was a staff comedy writer for Hope for more than 15 years, said there was an element of faith in Hope's life.
"He was a very religious man but privately religious," Bolton told Baptist Press. "He had a definite respect [for spiritual things], and God held a special place in his heart."
Bolton, who now lives just outside Nashville, Tenn., began writing comedy as a church secretary.