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Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. Bing and the band's piano player, Al Rinker, 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. His live performances from New York were carried over the national radio network for 20 consecutive weeks in 1932. His radio success led Paramount Pictures to include him in The Big Broadcast (1932), a film featuring radio favorites. His songs about not needing a bundle of money to make life happy was the right message for the decade of the Great Depression. His relaxed, low-key style carried over into the series of "Road" comedies he made with pal Bob Hope. He won the best actor Oscar for playing an easygoing priest in Going My Way (1944). He showed that he was indeed an actor as well as a performer when he played an alcoholic actor down on his luck opposite Grace Kelly in The Country Girl (1954). Playing golf was what he liked to do best. He died at age 74 playing golf at a course outside Madrid, Spain, after completing a tour of England that had included a sold-out engagement at the London Palladium.

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May 2, 1903 In Tacoma, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Carol Burnett Show 1967-09-11
Latest Project:
Series Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015-04-05

Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Boardwalk Empire
Poster of True Blood
Poster of Breaking Bad
Poster of Mad Men
Agent Carter Unknown 2015-01-06
The Wrong Mans Unknown 2015-04-02
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Himself 2015-04-05
Gotham Unknown 2014-09-22
The Flash Unknown 2014-10-07
Call the Midwife Unknown 2012-01-15
10 Things You Don't Know About Unknown 2012-02-27
Boardwalk Empire Unknown 2010-09-19
Being Erica Unknown 2009-02-19
Warehouse 13 Unknown 2009-07-07
Breaking Bad Unknown 2008-01-20
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Mad Men Unknown 2007-07-19
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
Eureka Unknown 2006-07-18
In Search of Perfection Unknown 2006-10-31
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Unknown 2005-08-04
Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Vengeance Unlimited Unknown 1998-09-29
Cold Lazarus Unknown 1997-06-04
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Unknown 1996-11-12
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Beavis and Butt-Head Unknown 1993-03-08
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
A Bit of Fry and Laurie Unknown 1987-12-26
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
The Singing Detective Unknown 1986-11-16
The World at War Unknown 1973-09-14
Dad's Army Unknown 1968-07-31
The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11