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

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:

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


Harvey Howard Jr.: [Outraged and shocked over his father's decision to enter college at 51, while he, himself, never graduated] Father, I warn you, I can be pretty stubborn when I'm pushed!
Harvey Howard: [Completely nonplussed] So's your old man.


Phil Davis: [after performing "Sisters"] Hey, we're a smash let's take a bow!
Bob Wallace: We'll take a bow down to the jail house!


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He is estimated to have sold between 600 million and 900 million records worldwide. Most of these sales were singles.

Star of NBC Radio's "Kraft Music Hall" (1935-1946).

His eldest son Gary Crosby was vocal in criticizing Bing's violent ways as a father. He wrote a sensationalist tell-all biography titled "Going My Own Way" in 1983 which was touted as a "Daddy Dearest" about Bing. Though Lindsay Crosby and Dennis Crosby fluctuated between agreeing and disagreeing with Gary's criticisms of their father, Phillip Crosby defended Bing after the book was published. Two of the sons suffered bouts of depression, much as their mother Dixie Lee had, throughout their lives and committed suicide(Lindsay and Dennis, in 1989 and 1991, respectively). Gary died of lung cancer in 1995. Phillip died of a heart attack in 2004, having defended his father to the end. Bing's children from his second marriage, including daughter and actress Mary Crosby, praised him as a kind and loving father in later life.

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