Who was hosting the TV Christmas special at Lt Dan's in the movie Forrest Gump?
Bob Hope, filmed in Longbing, Vietnam in 1971.
The 1994 movie Forrest Gump was based on a novel by Winson Groom. The character of Gump was inspired by a real man named Samuel Davis. Inspired is the key word. It could and does mean this particular person inspired Groom to write a fictional book. The book is regarded as fiction. Parts of the movie included real footage with special effects adding Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) into the event.