Comedian Bob Hope Once helped 2019 Inductee Lou Holtz out of a jam.
"I was traveling to Milwaukee for a speaking engagement on July 22, 1983. My plane was late, the taxi cab didn't have air conditioning and I arrived to the hotel somewhat scuzzy and in need of a shower. When I tried to open the door to my room, the key broke off and I couldn't get in. They sent someone up with a screwdriver, but that didn't work either. They said they didn't have any more rooms. As I kept trying to open the door, I heard a voice from the above floor: "Hey, how about keeping it down." It was Bob Hope. He asked me what I was doing, and I said I was trying to get in my room and take a shower before speaking later that evening. He invited me up to his suite and said that he had plenty of room, and that I could just stay there. We had dinner afterwards and I asked him if he would do me a favor and call my wife on the telephone and wish her a happy anniversary. He did just that. He called Beth and wished her a happy anniversary. He then asked her if he could speak to Lou and she said he was out of town. He then said, what do you mean he's out of town. What kind of husband would not be with his wife on their anniversary. He went on and on. I'll never forget that ..." – Lou Holtz