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Bing Crosby SuperStar – MovieActors.com

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Crosby in ROAD TO SINGAPORE

Bing Crosby - the singer
SuperStar & Award Winner

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby on May 2, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. He was the fourth of seven children to father Harry Lowe Crosby, a Brewery bookkeeper and Kate Harrigan Crosby. Bing passed away on October 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain.

He was married to Fox starlet Dixie Lee from 1930 until her death in 1952. He had four children with Dixie, sons Gary Crosby, Phillip Crosby & Dennis Crosby (twins) and daughter Lindsay Crosby. All 4 are deceased. Both Dennis and Lindsay suffered from depression and died due to suicide.

Bing also had three children with actress Kathryn Grant, sons Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby, and daughter, actress Mary Crosby.

Bing is Grandfather of Denise Crosby and Brother of bandleader Bob Crosby.

Throughout his life Crosby went by the nickname's "Der Bingle" and "The Old Groaner." He was given the nickname "Bing" after a character named "Bingo" in a comic strip titled "Bingville Bugle."

Bing studied Law at Gonzaga University but was mostly interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. The band's piano player, Al Rinker and Crosby left Spokane for Los Angeles in 1925. In the early 1930s Bing's brother Everett sent a record of Bing singing "I Surrender, Dear" to the president of CBS.

He joined forces with Al Rinker and Harry Barris to form a vocal trio called "The Rhythm Boys." They became a featured specialty with the Paul Whiteman band, with whom they made their film debut in the 1930 Technicolor revue THE KING OF JAZZ.

Crosby's live performances from New York were carried over the national radio network for 20 consecutive weeks in 1932. Bing's radio success led Paramount Pictures to include him in Big Broadcast of 1932, The (1932), a film featuring radio favorites. Crosby signed with Paramount in 1932.

Then in 1940 Bing was teamed with comedian and off-camera buddy Bob Hope in THE ROAD TO SINGAPORE.

Crosby won the best actor Oscar for playing in GOING MY WAY (1944).

Crosby published his autobiography, "Call Me Lucky," in 1953.

From the 1940s to the 1960s,Crosby owned 15 percent of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. Bing had a cameo in ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1951) as part-owner of the team. He was balding and hated having to wear a toupee during filming so he specifically looked for scripts that had outdoor scenes where he could wear a hat or bed time scenes in which he could wear a nightcap.

Crosby's "White Christmas" became the bestselling single for more than 50 years until overtaken in 1997 by "Candle in the Wind", Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana.

Bing Crosby was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bing was the first performer to receive Oscar nominations for the same role in two different films: as Father Chuck O'Malley in GOING MY WAY (1944) and again in THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S (1945).

From 1944 to 1948, Crosby was five times the #1 top money-making star at the box office in Quigley Publications annual poll of movie exhibitors, a record later equalled by Burt Reynolds and then surpassed by Tom Cruise, who has been #1 six times. Clint Eastwood has also been #1 five times.

Crosby was the 20th century's first multi-media entertainer: a star on radio, in movies and in chart-topping recordings. He had 38 No. 1 singles, which surpasses even Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

During the Vietnam War, a secret code was to have been broadcast informing all US personnel that an immediate evacuation had been ordered. The code was the playing of Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" twice on the Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN), followed by the announcement "The temperature in Hanoi is 105 and rising."

Bing Crosby bought his first thoroughbred in 1935 and helped to create the famed Del Mar racetrack. It opened in Del Mar, California in 1937 and he collected tickets at the turnstile on opening day. Before the start of every day of racing his song "Where the Turf Meets the Surf" is played. This song was written for Del Mar and was never sold commercially.

Crosby was the Star of NBC Radio's "Kraft Music Hall" (1935-1946), ABC Radio's "Philco Radio Time" (1946-1949), CBS Radio's "The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show" (1949-1952). When Chesterfield left, General Electric took over as sponsor for 1953 and 1954. He also starred on CBS Radio's "The Bing Crosby Show" (1954-1956).

Crosby died at age 74 playing golf at a course outside Madrid -- after completing a tour of England that had included a sold-out engagement at the London Palladium.

Bing Crosby's other notable credits include...

VER-R-R-RY INTERESTING (1971)
THE BING CROSBY SHOW (1964)
TV SERIES HIGH TIME (1960)
MAN ON FIRE (1957)
HIGH SOCIETY (1956)
WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)
ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1951)
RIDING HIGH (1950)
BLUE SKIES (1946)
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1936)


Bing Crosby Bing Crosby, 1945 Best Actor



GOING MY WAY (Drama)

Bing Crosby received his Oscar for playing the progressive young priest of a New York parish.


















ABOUT BING CROSBY (1901 - 1977)

American star, and former band singer, whose real name was Harry Lillis Crosby. Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma. His biggest commercial hit was WHITE CHRISTMAS.

His epitaph said: "He was an average guy who could carry a tune".

Bing Crosby did a number of road pictures with Bob Hope, including:

ROAD TO SINGAPORE (1940)
ROAD TO ZANZIBAR (1941)
ROAD TO MOROCCO (1942)
ROAD TO UTOPIA (1946)
ROAD TO RIO (1947)
ROAD TO HONG KONG (1962)

In addition, Bing Crosby received nominations for:

THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S (1945)
THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954)

Bing Crosby's other credits include:

KING OF JAZZ (1930)
CONFESSIONS OF A CO-ED (1931)
THE BIG BROADCAST (1935)
COLLEGE HUMOR (1933)
SHE LOVES ME NOT (1934)
MISSISSIPPI (1935)
THE BIG BORADCAST OF 1936 (1935)
ANYTHING GOES (1955)
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1936)
DOUBLE OR NOTHING (1937)
SING, YOU SINNERS (1938)
HOLIDAY INN (1942)
HERE COMES THE WAVES (1944)
THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S (1945)
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT (1949)
HERE COMES THE GROOM (1951)
ANYTHING GOES (1936)
HIGH SOCIETY (1956)
ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS (1964)
STAGECOACH (1939)

Bing Crosby's television credits include:

DR. COOK'S GARDEN (1971)
THE BING CROSBY SHOW (1964 series)

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