In his later career, Bob Hope celebrated significant birthdays with television extravaganzas. Not this time.

Burdened by the weight of his years, the comedian planned to mark his 95th birthday Friday night with a quiet dinner at his Toluca Lake estate."We'll have some family and a few friends at the house," said Dolores Hope, his wife for 64 years. "Our grandson Andrew will probably barbecue some lamb. Bob loves lamb."