Bing Crosby Overview:

Legendary actor, Bing Crosby, was born Harry Lillis Crosby on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, WA. Crosby died at the age of 74 on Oct 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Bing Crosby was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Going My Way (as Father O'Malley) in 1944.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best ActorGoing My Way (1944)Father O'MalleyWon
1945Best ActorThe Bells of St. Mary's (1945)Father O'MalleyNominated
1954Best ActorThe Country Girl (1954)Frank ElginNominated
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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures, Recording and Radio. Bing Crosby's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #30 on Apr 8, 1936. In addition, Crosby was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1994.

BlogHub Articles:

Tends to Dr. Cook's Garden

By Rick29 on Apr 16, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Dr. Leonard Cook. Leonard Cook is a kindly small-town physician who has delivered most of the residents of Greenfield. Approaching age 70, he still makes house calls, works long hours, and is always willing to help raise funds for the community. There's just one problem: Dr. Cook may... Read full article


Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about and John Wayne – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

By Guest Post on Oct 10, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Four of a Four-Part Series The dominant musical movie star of the ?golden age? surely was , but not all his co-stars were big fans, most especially Dorothy Lamour, his leading lady in the highly popular series ... Read full article


Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon: , David Butler and Their Movies

By Caftan Woman on Jan 23, 2016 From Caftan Woman

, David Butler, Bob Hope, visitor Joel McCrea on set of Road to Morocco from Getty Images Theresa Brown aka CineMaven has challenged us with a blogathon dedicated to those director/actor pairings that bring magic to the movies. The Classic Symbiotic Collaborations blogathon runs on J... Read full article


Frank Sinatra and

By Judy on Dec 10, 2015 From Movie Classics

Happy Holidays with Bing and?Frank This piece is my first contribution to the Sinatra Centennial blogathon, which I’m proudly co-hosting with Emily at The Vintage Cameo. I’m also hoping to put a second piece up before the event ends on Sunday! They might have only co-starred in two movie... Read full article


Classic Movie Travels: The Collection

By Annmarie Gatti on May 6, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?Bing’s Spokane and ?Gonzaga University… I?d like to take us to the Pacific Northwest to explore the life of an iconic crooner?Tacoma?s . Bing, or Harry Lillis Crosby Jr., was the fourth of seven children born to brewery bookkeeper Harry Lillis Crosby Sr. and his wife, Catheri... Read full article


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Bing Crosby Quotes:

Bob Wallace: [Regarding Phil] I don't know what you see in this tall drink of charged water, but after you get to know him he's almost endurable.


Bob Wallace: [into his water glass] Pushing, pushing.


Father Fitzgibbons: A golf course is nothing but a poolroom moved outdoors.


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Bing Crosby is caricaturized in a Merrie Melodies short cartoon called Hollywood Steps Out directed by Tex Avery (Warner Brothers 1941). The action takes place in the famed Ciro's nightclub where the Hollywood stars are having dinner. Bing Crosby announces the first act that evening. During his speech he is interrupted by a jockey on a race horse (a reference to his fondness for horse racing - he owned several race horses). Jokes about Crosby's horse racing passion would be referenced in other Warner Brothers cartoons as well, such as The Old Grey Hare.

Sang on radio at least once a week from 1931 to 1962.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, his "White Christmas" has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles.

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