Bing Crosby (1903–1977)


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Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine (Harrigan) and Harry Lincoln 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 ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in Madrid, Spain

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

White Christmas Bob Wallace
(1954)
High Society C. K. Dexter-Haven
(1956)
Going My Way Father Chuck O'Malley
(1944)
The Country Girl Frank Elgin
(1954)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (106 credits)
 1974 Just One More Time (Short)
Bing Crosby (uncredited)
 1972 Cancel My Reservation
Bing Crosby (uncredited)
 1970-1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Carroll O'Connor (1971) ... Guest Performer
- Peter Lawford, Roger Miller, George Raft, David Steinberg (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Phyllis Diller, Debbie Reynolds, (1970) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1971 Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Movie)
Dr. Leonard Cook
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Mark Twain
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Castle
- The Demon Under the Bed (1967) ... Charlie Castle
 1966 Stagecoach
Doc Josiah Boone
 1964-1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Bing Collins
- What's a Buddy For? (1965) ... Bing Collins
- Moonlighting Becomes You (1965) ... Bing Collins
- The Test (1965) ... Bing Collins
- Real Estate Venture (1965) ... Bing Collins
- One for the Birds (1965) ... Bing Collins
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Allen A. Dale
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
George Warren
- The House Next Door (1963) ... George Warren
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Harry Turner
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- Happy with the Blues (1961) ... Narrator
 1960 Pepe
Bing Crosby
 1960 High Time
Harvey Howard
 1960 Let's Make Love
Bing Crosby (uncredited)
 1959 Say One for Me
Father Conroy
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Bing (uncredited)
 1958 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Bing Crosby (singing voice, uncredited)
 1957 Man on Fire
Earl Carleton
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Bing Crosby
- Bilko Presents Bing Crosby (1957) ... Bing Crosby
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
Influential Man
 1956 High Society
C. K. Dexter-Haven
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Van Van Dorn
- High Tor (1956) ... Van Van Dorn
 1956 Anything Goes
Bill Benson
 1956 Bing Presents Oreste (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1954 The Country Girl
Frank Elgin
 1954 White Christmas
Bob Wallace
 1953 Little Boy Lost
Bill Wainwright
 1953 Scared Stiff
Skeleton (uncredited)
 1952 Road to Bali
George Cochran
 1952 Just for You
Jordan Blake
 1952 Son of Paleface
Driver (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Peter 'Pete' Garvey
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Bing Crosby (uncredited)
 1950 Mr. Music
Paul Merrick
 1950 Riding High
Dan Brooks
 1949 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short)
Narrator / Ichabod Crane / Brom Bones (voice)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Relating the Story of Ichabod Crane (voice)
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Joe Mulqueen
 1949 Jolson Sings Again
Bing Crosby (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Emperor Waltz
Virgil Smith
 1947 Road to Rio
Scat Sweeney
 1947 Variety Girl
Bing Crosby
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Dr. James 'Jim' Pearson
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Harry (uncredited)
 1946 Rough But Hopeful (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1946 Blue Skies
Johnny Adams
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Father Chuck O'Malley
 1945 Road to Utopia
Duke Johnson
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Bing Crosby
 1945 Out of This World
Herbie Fenton (singing voice, uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Johnny Cabot
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Bing Crosby (uncredited)
 1944 Going My Way
Father Chuck O'Malley
 1944 The Shining Future (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1943 Dixie
Daniel Decatur Emmett
 1943 Don't Hook Now (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Music Box (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Bing Crosby - 'Old Glory' Number
 1942 Road to Morocco
Jeff Peters
 1942 Holiday Inn
Jim Hardy
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Man Outside Union Hall (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Jeff Lambert
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
Chuck Reardon
 1940 Rhythm on the River
Bob Sommers
 1940 If I Had My Way
Buzz Blackwell
 1940 Road to Singapore
Joshua 'Josh' Mallon V
 1939 The Star Maker
Larry Earl
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Denny Martin
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
'Lucky' Lawton
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Joe Beebe
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Bing Crosby
 1938 Doctor Rhythm
Dr. Bill Remsen
 1937 Double or Nothing
'Lefty' Boylan
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
Tony Marvin
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Larry Poole
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Jeff Larabee
 1936 Anything Goes
Billy Crocker
 1935 Two for Tonight
Gilbert Gordon
 1935 Mississippi
Tom Grayson
 1934 Here Is My Heart
J. (Jasper) Paul Jones
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Paul Lawton
 1934 We're Not Dressing
Stephen Jones
 1934 Just an Echo (Short)
Bing
 1933 Going Hollywood
Bill Williams
 1933 Please (Short)
Howard Jones
 1933 Too Much Harmony
Eddie Bronson
 1933 College Humor
Professor Frederick Danvers
 1933 Sing, Bing, Sing (Short)
Bing
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Bing Crosby aka Jack Smith
 1932 The Big Broadcast
Bing Hornsby
 1932 Billboard Girl (Short)
Bing
 1932 Dream House (Short)
Bing Fawcett - Plumber
 1931 One More Chance (Short)
Bing Bangs
 1931 I Surrender Dear (Short)
Bing
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed
Bing Crosby
 1931 Up for Murder
Singer on radio (uncredited)
 1930 Reaching for the Moon
Bing
 1930 Two Plus Fours (Short)
Bing (as The Rhythm Boys)
 1930 King of Jazz
One of the Rhythm Boys (as The Rhythm Boys)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (353 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (141 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (206 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Lonely Street" / "Hey Jude" (Amos Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 22 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Mr. Bing Crosby | The Rhythm Boys | cameo appearance

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Kathryn Grant  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Gary Crosby | See more »

Parents:

Harry Lincoln Crosby | Catherine Harrigan

Relatives:

Patrick A. Crosby (grandchild) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Everyone knows I'm just a big, good-natured slob. See more »

Trivia:

He was the son of Catherine (Harrigan) and Harry Lincoln Crosby. His father was born in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, of English descent, with family lines tracing back to New England of the 1600s. His mother was born in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, to a family from New Brunswick, Canada, and was of Irish ancestry. See more »

Trademark:

"Crooned" most of the songs he sang. See more »

Nickname:

The old groaner See more »

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