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Overview for Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby


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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1977
Born: May 3, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington Profession: Cast ...


Appeared in film which made him a star, "The Big Broadcast"
Appeared in first of seven "Road" comedies opposite Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, "The Road to Singapore"
Collapsed and died of heart attack on golf course after a round of golf outside of Madrid
Last "Road" film for a decade, "Road to Bali"
Last feature film, "Stagecoach"
Played romantic/comic/singing lead in several shorts produced by Mack Sennett in the early 1930s
Reunited with Bob Hope and (in a cameo) Dorothy Lamour for a seventh "Road" picture, "Road to Hong Kong"
Enjoyed two of the biggest hits of his film career in the role of a priest, Father Chuck O'Malley, "Going My Way" and its sequel, "The Bells of St. Mary's"
Film debut in "King of Jazz", spotlighting the Paul Whiteman Orchestra; Crosby appeared as one of the "Rhythm Boys"
Offered role of TV sleuth Columbo but turned it down
Signed to CBS radio contract by William S. Paley when Paley heard record of Crosby singing, "I Surrender, Dear"
Formed "Two Boys and a Piano" with piano player Al Rinker and left Spokane for Los Angeles
Hired with Rinker as a singing act for Paul Whiteman's band; later joined by Harry Barris and act called "The Rhythm Boys"
Made radio debut with Gus Arnheim's orchestra at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub
Known for such albums as "Merry Christmas" and "White Christmas"
Popular songs include "White Christmas" and "It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas".

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