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Bing Crosby (1903–1977)


Bing Crosby was the fourth of seven children of Tacoma, Washington, brewery bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby and Kate Harrigan Crosby. He 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 ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in Madrid, Spain

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

(12/24/44) Radio: Appeared in a "Philco Hall of Fame" broadcast of "The Happy Prince" (NBC). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 21 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Rhythm Boys

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[his own epitaph] He was an average guy who could carry a tune. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Denise Crosby, L. Chip Crosby Jr. and Gregory Crosby. See more »

Trademark:

Often played what he referred to as "happy go-lucky fellas" in his movies See more »

Nickname:

The old groaner See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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