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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:

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Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon: , David Butler and Their Movies

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, 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:

Jim Hardy: [Handing a cup of coffee to Ted] Here, take a slug out of the mug.


Jim Hardy: For that kinda of money you oughta be able to go by way o' Medicine Hat!


Allen A. Dale: Oh boy! I'm a hood!


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Bing Crosby Facts
Became seriously ill around Christmas 1973, with chest pains and respiratory problems. Both Bing and wife Kathryn Grant thought he had lung cancer. In January 1974 he felt so ill he consented to be hospitalized, and a large tumor was found in his left lung. The tumor and three-fifths of the lung were removed, and over the next months he slowly recovered. Since the tumor was benign, it was believed his illness was caused by a fungal infection from a recent safari in Africa.

He is only one of five actors to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. He played Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) (for which he won the Oscar) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). The others are Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Al Pacino as Michael Corleone for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).

From the 1940s to the 1960s he owned 15% of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. His cameo in Angels in the Outfield (1951) was as part-owner of the team.

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