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Bing Crosby (1903–1977)

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... See full bio »


(age 74) in Madrid, Spain

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Going My Way
Going My Way Father Chuck O'Malley
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Jim Hardy
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 2017 Moon Rock City (performer: "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?")
 2016 Deadpool (performer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 2015/I Krampus (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 2015 Brooklyn (performer: "Zing a Little Zong")
 2014 Get Santa (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Deck The Halls", "Away In A Manager", "I Saw Three Ships")
 2014/I Serena ("There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears")
 2013 Rock the Casbah (performer: "The Road to Morocco" - uncredited)
 2013/I Remedy (lyrics: "Your Woman") / (music: "Your Woman")
 2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2012 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (performer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 2012 Ginger & Rosa (writer: "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You")
 2012 On the Road (performer: "I Used To Love You (But It's All Over Now)")
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (performer: "White Christmas", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2011 Hotel Lux (performer: "You are my sunshine")
 2011 The Big Year (performer: "Silent Night")
 2011 The Hunters (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (performer: "Young At Heart")
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns (performer: "The Best Things In Life Are Free")
 2010 YellowBrickRoad (performer: "Mexicali Rose")
 2009 The Missing Person (writer: "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You")
 2008 Four Christmases (performer: "White Christmas")
 2008 Pride and Glory (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 2007 Martian Child (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2007 Run, Fatboy, Run (performer: "Nice Work If You Can Get It")
 2007 Halloween (performer: "Deck the Halls")
 2007 Jugeodo haepi ending ("White Christmas")
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors (performer: "Silver Bells")
 2006 Confetti (performer: "True Love")
 2005 Nynne (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 2004 The Aviator (performer: "Thanks" (1933), "Some of These Days" (1910))
 2004 Surviving Christmas (performer: "Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)")
 2004 The Polar Express (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", "White Christmas")
 2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (performer: "Where the Blue of the Night") / (writer: "Where the Blue of the Night")
 2003 Big Fish (performer: "Dinah")
 2003 Bad Santa (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1943))
 2003 Duplex (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas" (1951))
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (performer: "Mele Kalikimaka")
 2002 Hollywood Ending (performer: "Going Hollywood" (1933))
 1999 Bicentennial Man (performer: "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (performer: "MAY I?")
 1999 End of Days (performer: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen")
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (performer: "Would You")
 1999 Jawbreaker (performer: "Young At Heart")
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (performer: "Beautiful Girl")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (performer: "Don't Be That Way", "Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)")
 1997 The Locusts (performer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking")
 1997 L.A. Confidential (performer: "Mele Kalikimaka" (1949))
 1996 Mother Night (performer: "White Christmas")
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (performer: "Swinging on a Star")
 1995 Reckless (performer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1943))
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (performer: "AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Postive")
 1994 Trapped in Paradise (performer: "Do You Hear What I Hear")
 1993 Grumpy Old Men (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 1991 29th Street (performer: "O Holy Night")
 1991 Hudson Hawk (performer: "SWINGING ON A STAR")
 1991 Oscar (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown")
 1990 Avalon (performer: "Silver Bells")
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (performer: "Mele Kalikimaka")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (performer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1989 Lost Angels (performer: "San Fernando Valley" - uncredited)
 1988 Lady in White (performer: "DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING")
 1988 Drei D ("Accentuate The Positive")
 1987 Someone to Love (performer: "Long Ago and Far Away")
 1987 Radio Days (performer: "Pistol Packin' Mama" (1943))
 1986 Tough Guys (performer: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore")
 1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (performer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?")
 1985 Cocoon (performer: "The Second Time Around")
 1984 Racing with the Moon (performer: "Moonlight Becomes You")
 1983 A Christmas Story (performer: "Jingle Bells", "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (uncredited))
 1982 Frances (performer: "Love Is So Terrific")
 1982 Some Kind of Hero (performer: "Silver Bells")
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (performer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?" (1933))
 1980 Bye Bye Brasil (performer: "White Christmas")
 1979 1941 (performer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 1978 The Brink's Job (performer: "Accentuate the Positive")
 1978 F.I.S.T. (performer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (performer: "True Love")
 1973 Paper Moon (performer: "Just One More Chance" (1931) - uncredited)
 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (performer: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods (performer: "Mr. Booze", "Don't be a Do-Badder", "Style" - uncredited)
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong (performer: "Teamwork", "The Road to Hong Kong", "Let's Not Be Sensible")
 1960 Pepe (performer: "Let's Fall In Love", "South of the Border", "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1959 Say One for Me (performer: "Say One for Me", "I Couldn't Care Less", "The Secret of Christmas")
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (performer: "June in January" - uncredited)
 1956 High Society (performer: "Little One", "True Love", "I Love You Samantha", "Well, Did You Evah", "Now You Has Jazz" - uncredited)
 1956 Anything Goes (performer: "Ya Gotta Give The People Hoke", "You're The Top", "All Through The Night", "A Second Hand Turban And A Crystal Ball", "Blow Gabriel Blow")
 1954 The Country Girl (performer: "Dissertation on the State of Bliss (Love and Learn Blues)", "The Pitchman / It's Mine, It's Yours", "The Land Around Us", "The Search Is Through")
 1954 White Christmas ("White Christmas", "Sisters", uncredited) / (performer: "White Christmas", "The Old Man", "Hi Hup", "Heat Wave", "Blue Skies", "Snow", "Minstrel Show", "Mandy", "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", "What Can You Do With a General?", "Gee! I Wish I Was Back in the Army", "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" - uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window (performer: "To See You (Is to Love You)" (1952) - uncredited)
 1953 Little Boy Lost (performer: "Mon Coeur est un Violin")
 1952 Road to Bali (performer: "CHICAGO STYLE", "HOOT MON", "TO SEE YOU", "THE MERRY GO RUNAROUND", "The Whiffenpoof Song" (uncredited))
 1952 Just for You ("The Ol' Spring Fever") / (performer: "Call Me Tonight", "A Flight of Fancy", "I'll Si-Si Ya in Bahia", "Just for You", "The Live Oak Tree", "The Ol' Spring Fever", "On the 10:10 (From Ten-Ten-Tennessee)", "Zing a Little Zong")
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy (lyrics: "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You")
 1950 Mr. Music (performer: "Accidents Will Happen", "And You'll Be Home", "Life Is So Peculiar")
 1950 Riding High (performer: "We've Got a Sure Thing" (1950), "Someplace on Anywhere Road" (1950), "Sunshine Cake" (1950), "The Horse Told Me" (1950), "De Camptown Races" (1850), "The Whiffenpoof Song" (1909) - uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (performer: "Ichabod" (1949), "Katrina" (1949), "The Headless Horseman" (1949) - uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning (performer: "TOP O' THE MORNING", "WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" (uncredited), "MY BEAUTIFUL KITTY" (uncredited), "THE DONOVANS" (uncredited), "YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE", "OH, 'TIS SWEET TO THINK" (uncredited))
 1949 Down Memory Lane (performer: "Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day", "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea", "Daughter of Peggy O'Neill", "A Little Bit of Heaven", "One More Chance", "I Surrender Dear") / (writer: "Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day")
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (performer: "IF YOU STUB YOUR TOE ON THE MOON", "ONCE AND FOR ALWAYS", "BUSY DOING NOTHING")
 1947 Road to Rio (performer: "YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE", "BUT BEAUTIFUL", "BATUQUE NIO MORRO" [Jam Session in the Hills])
 1947 Variety Girl (performer: "HARMONY")
 1947 The Road to Hollywood (performer: "I Surrender Dear", "One More Chance", "(To Whisper) Dear, I Love You", "I Surrender Dear (Reprise #1)", "Out Of Nowhere", "I Surrender Dear (Reprise #2)", "One More Chance (Reprise)", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams")
 1946 Blue Skies (performer: "I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now", "All by Myself", "I'll See You in C-U-B-A", "A Couple of Song and Dance Men", "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song", "Blue Skies", "The Little Things in Life", "Not for All the Rice in China", "Russian Lullaby", "Everybody Step", "How Deep Is the Ocean?", " (Running Around in Circles) Getting Nowhere", "Any Bonds Today?", "This Is the Army, Mister Jones", "White Christmas")
 1945 Road to Utopia ("Welcome to My Dream" (1946)) / (lyrics: "Good Time Charlie" (1946)) / (performer: "Put It There, Pal" (1946), "It's Anybody's Spring" (1946), "Sunday, Monday or Always" (1943), "Welcome to My Dream" (1946))
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (performer: "Swinging on a Star")
 1945 Out of This World (performer: "Out of this World", "June Comes Around Every Year", "I'd Rather Be Me" (uncredited))
 1944 Here Come the Waves (performer: "That Old Black Magic" (uncredited), "Let's Take the Long Way Home" (uncredited), "Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (uncredited), "I Promise You" (uncredited), "Moonlight Becomes You")
 1944 Going My Way (performer: "Swinging on a Star" (1944), "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)" (1914) (uncredited), "The Day After Forever" (1944), "Going My Way" (1944), "Silent Night, Holy Night" (1818) (uncredited), "Ave Maria (Op.52 No.1)" (1825) (uncredited), "Hail Alma Mater" (1944) (uncredited))
 1943 Dixie (performer: "SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS")
 1943 They Got Me Covered (lyrics: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited) / (performer: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1942 Road to Morocco ("Moonlight Becomes You" (1942)) / (performer: " (We're Off on the) Road to Morocco" (1942), "Ain't Got a Dime to My Name (Ho Hum)" (1942), "Moonlight Becomes You" (1942))
 1942 Holiday Inn ("White Christmas" (1942)) / (performer: "I'll Capture Your Heart Singing" (1942), "Lazy" (1924), "White Christmas" (1942), "Happy Holiday" (1942), "(Come To) Holiday Inn" (1942), "Let's Start the New Year Right" (1942), "Abraham" (1942), "Be Careful, It's My Heart" (1942), "Easter Parade" (1933), "Song of Freedom" (1942), "(I've Got) Plenty to Be Thankful For" (1942), "Hollywood Medley", "Ending Medley")
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (performer: "Old Glory")
 1941 Birth of the Blues (performer: "The Birth of the Blues" (uncredited), "Memphis Blues" (uncredited), "By The Light of the Silvery Moon" (uncredited), "Tiger Rag" (uncredited), "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (uncredited), "My Melancholy Baby" (uncredited), "The Waiter, and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid", "St. James Infirmary" (uncredited))
 1941 Road to Zanzibar ("IT'S ALWAYS YOU", "ROCKABYE BABY", uncredited) / (performer: "ROAD TO ZANZIBAR", "YOU LUCKY PEOPLE, YOU", "AFRICAN ETUDE", "IT'S ALWAYS YOU" - uncredited)
 1940 Rhythm on the River (performer: "Only Forever", "Rhythm on the River", "When the Moon Comes Over Madison Square Garden", "What Would Shakespeare Have Said?" - uncredited)
 1940 If I Had My Way (performer: "April Played the Fiddle" (uncredited), "I Haven't Time To Be A Millionaire", "Meet The Sun Halfway", "The Pessimistic Character (With The Crab Apple Face)", "If I Had My Way", "Meet The Sun Halfway" (reprise))
 1940 Road to Singapore (performer: "Too Romantic" (1940), "Sweet Potato Piper" (1940))
 1939 The Star Maker ("A Man and His Dreams") / (performer: "Jimmy Valentine", "If I Was a Millionaire", "Go Fly a Kite", "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now", "In My Merry Oldsmobile", "An Apple for the Teacher", "Still the Bluebird Sings")
 1939 East Side of Heaven (performer: "East Side of Heaven", "Hang You Heart on a Hickory Limb", "Sing a Song of Sunbeams", "Happy Birthday to You" (uncredited))
 1939 Paris Honeymoon (performer: "The Funny Old Hills", "You're a Sweet Little Headache", "Joobalai")
 1938 Doctor Rhythm (performer: "On the Sentimental Side", "My Heart Is Taking Lessons")
 1937 Double or Nothing (performer: " (You Know It All) Smarty", "The Moon Got in My Eyes", "It's the Natural Thing to Do", "All You Want to Do Is Dance" - uncredited)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding ("Blue Hawaii") / (performer: "Sweet is the Word for You", "Sweet Leilani", "Blue Hawaii", "Nani Ona Pua")
 1936 Pennies from Heaven (performer: "Pennies From Heaven" (1936), "So Do I" (1936), "One Two Button Your Shoe" (1936), "Let's Call a Heart a Heart" (1936), "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" (uncredited))
 1936 Rhythm on the Range (performer: "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)", "I Can't Escape from You", "Empty Saddles", "Roundup Lullaby", "Drink It Down" - uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes (performer: "Sailor Beware", "Moonburn", "My Heart and I", "You're the Top" (with new lyrics), "Shanghai-Dee-Ho")
 1936 Strike Me Pink (lyrics: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 (performer: "I Wished on the Moon")
 1935 Two for Tonight (performer: "It Takes Two To Make a Bargain", "Without a Word of Warning", "From the Top of Your Head To the Tip of Your Toes")
 1935 Mississippi (performer: "It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)" (1935), "Soon" (1935), "Down by the River" (1935), "Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (1851) - uncredited)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (lyrics: "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (1932) - uncredited)
 1934 Here Is My Heart (performer: "June in January", "With Every Breath I Take", "Love Is Just Around the Corner")
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts (lyrics: "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1934 We're Not Dressing (performer: "Sailor's Chanty (It's a Lie)" (1934), "I Positively Refuse to Sing" (1934), "Stormy Weather" (1933), "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (1933), "The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)" (1933) - 1934, 1934, 1934, 1934, 1934, , "May I?", "Goodnight Lovely Little Lady", "She Reminds Me of You", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Once in a Blue Moon"), uncredited)
 1933 Going Hollywood (performer: "Going Hollywood" (1933), "Our Big Love Scene" (1933), "Beautiful Girl" (1933), "Just an Echo in the Valley" (1932), "We'll Make Hay While the Sun Shines" (1933), "After Sundown" (1933), "Temptation" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Too Much Harmony (performer: "Thanks", "The Day You Came Along", "Boo-boo-boo", "Buckin' the Wind")
 1933 College Humor (performer: "Down the Old Ox Road", "Learn to Croon", "Moon Struck")
 1932 The Big Broadcast (performer: "Please", "Here Lies Love", "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)")
 1932 Crooner (writer: "You're Just a Beautiful Melody of Love" - uncredited)
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed (performer: "Out of Nowhere ", "Ya Got Love" - uncredited)
 1930 Reaching for the Moon (performer: "When the Folks High Up Do the Mean Low-Down" - uncredited)
 1930 Check and Double Check (performer: "Three Little Words" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 King of Jazz (performer: "Music Has Charms", "My Lord Delivered Daniel" - uncredited)
 1928 The Singing Fool (writer: "From Monday On" - uncredited)
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[accepting his Oscar] This is the only country in the world where an old broken-down crooner can win an Oscar for acting. It shows that everybody in this country has a chance to succeed. I was just lucky enough to have Leo McCarey take me by the hand and lead me through the picture. See more »


Mary Carlisle, who worked with him in films, noticed he was self-conscious about his height, and he wore lifts. Crosby once told Alan Ladd how pleased he was that Ladd was shorter than him at 5'5". Bing maintained he was 5'9", but an office secretary named Nancy Briggs recalled a visit to his home when he wore slippers and she realized he was her height - 5'7". See more »


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