Harry Lillis Crosby
|Born||May 3, 1903|
|Died||Oct 14, 1977|
|Age||Died at 74|
|Final Resting PlaceHoly Cross Cemetery|
|Top Roles||C.K. Dexter, Bob Wallace, Jeff Peters, Hank Martin, Johnny Cabot|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Family, Adventure|
|Top Topics||Road Movie, Exotic Lands, Romance (Comic)|
|Top Collaborators||Bob Hope, William LeBaron (Producer), Franklyn Farnum, Mark Sandrich (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Mary Astor, Beulah Bondi, Virginia Vincent see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Fair-haired, sleepy-looking singer with rich, soothing voice whose warm and friendly image, made him into one of Hollywood's biggest stars, especially in the forties, when he was No. 1 box-office attraction in the country. Won an Oscar for Going My Way (1944), although his best work was in the "Road" films with Bob Hope and as a dramatic actor in The Country Girl (1954). Married to actresses Dixie Lee (1930-1952) - she died of cancer - and Kathryn Grant (1957 on). So much of Crosby's screen work consisted of gag guest spots in other people's (mostly Hope's) films that such appearances have been marked (G). Died from a heart attack after a round of golf. Also Oscar-nominated for The Bells of St. Mary's and The Country Girl. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Bing Crosby was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Going My Way (as Father O'Malley) in 1944.
|1944||Best Actor||Going My Way (1944)||Father O'Malley||Won|
|1945||Best Actor||The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)||Father O'Malley||Nominated|
|1954||Best Actor||The Country Girl (1954)||Frank Elgin||Nominated|
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.
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Bing Crosby Quotes:
Father Chuck O'Malley: And they gave you the bird.
Father Fitzgibbons: Yeah.
Bob Wallace: You ought to be horsewhipped. First you, then you, and then you again.
[Chester has the hiccups]
Duke: Can't you suppress it somehow?
Chester Hooton: Frighten me.
Duke: I can't, I haven't got a mirror.
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