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Bing Crosby

Actor | * 05/02/1903 († 74, 10/14/1977) | Tacoma, Washington, USA
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine said that he was "the person who had done the most for the morale of overseas servicemen" during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music. Crosby won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way and was nominated for his reprise of the role in The Bells of St. Mary's opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the s... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Bing Crosby

Peabody Award Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Academy Award for Best Actor American Music Award of Merit World Golf Hall of Fame 3x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Bing Crosby as Actor(114)

as Himself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)2004 Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Himself (Archive)1994 Songs That Won the War
as Himself (Archive)1991 The Magic of Bing Crosby
as Clip from 'Going Hollywood' (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Going Hollywood'1974 That's Entertainment!
as Himself (uncredited)1972 Cancel My Reservation
as Dr. Leonard Cook1971 Dr. Cook's Garden
as Mark Twain1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land
as Narrator (voice)1966 Cinerama's Russian Adventure
as Doc Josiah Boone1966 Stagecoach
as Allen A. Dale1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
as Harry Turner1962 The Road to Hong Kong
as himself1960 Let's Make Love
as Harvey Howard1960 High Time
as himself1960 Pepe
as Father Conroy1959 Say One for Me
as Uncredited1959 Alias Jesse James
as Earl Carleton1957 Man on Fire
as Van Van Dorn1956 High Tor
as C.K. Dexter-Haven1956 High Society
as Bill Benson1956 Anything Goes
as Frank Elgin1955 The Country Girl
as Bob Wallace1954 White Christmas
as Bill Wainright1953 Little Boy Lost
as Skeleton (uncredited)1953 Scared Stiff
as George Cochran1952 Road to Bali
as Jordan Blake1952 Just for You
as Driver (uncredited)1952 Son of Paleface
as Bing Crosby (archive footage) (uncredited)1952 Off Limits
as Spectator (uncredited)1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
as Peter 'Pete' Garvey1951 Here Comes the Groom
as Himself (uncredited)1951 Angels in the Outfield
as Dan Brooks1950 Riding High
as Paul Merrick1950 Mr. Music
as Joe Mulqueen1949 Top o' the Morning
as Narrator (segment "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
as Himself (voice) (uncredited)1949 Jolson Sings Again
as Virgil Smith1948 The Emperor Waltz
as Harry (uncredited)1947 My Favorite Brunette
as Scat Sweeney1947 Road to Rio
as himself1947 The Road to Hollywood
as Dr. James 'Jim' Pearson1947 Welcome Stranger
as Hiimself1947 Variety Girl
as Duke Johnson1946 Road to Utopia
as Johnny Adams1946 Blue Skies
as Herbie Fenton (singing voice)1945 Out of This World
as Father Chuck O'Malley1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
as Bing Crosby1945 Duffy's Tavern
as Self1944 The Shining Future
as himself1944 Road to Victory
as Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)1944 The Princess and the Pirate
as Father Chuck O'Malley1944 Going My Way
as Johnny Cabot1944 Here Come the Waves
as Music Box (voice) (uncredited)1943 They Got Me Covered
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Daniel Decatur Emmett1943 Dixie
as Jim Hardy1942 Holiday Inn
as Jeff Peters1942 Road to Morocco
as Man Outside Union Hall (uncredited)1942 My Favorite Blonde
as Bing Crosby - 'Old Glory' Number1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
as Jeff Lambert1941 Birth of the Blues
as Chuck Reardon1941 Road to Zanzibar
as Bob Sommers1940 Rhythm on the River
as Joshua 'Josh' Mallon V1940 Road to Singapore
as himself1940 Swing with Bing
as Buzz Blackwell1940 If I Had My Way
as 'Lucky' Lawton1939 Paris Honeymoon
as Larry Earl1939 The Star Maker
as Dennis "Denny" Martin1939 East Side of Heaven
as Dr. Bill Remsen1938 Doctor Rhythm
as Joe Beebe1938 Sing, You Sinners
as himself1938 Hollywood Handicap
as 'Lefty' Boylan1937 Double Or Nothing
as Tony Marvin1937 Waikiki Wedding
as Larry Poole1936 Pennies from Heaven
as Billy Crocker1936 Anything Goes
as Jeff Larabee1936 Rhythm on the Range
as Gilbert Gordon1935 Two for Tonight
as Tom Grayson1935 Mississippi
as Stephen Jones1934 We're Not Dressing
as Paul Lawton1934 She Loves Me Not
as J. (Jasper) Paul Jones1934 Here Is My Heart
as Bill 'Billy' Williams1933 Going Hollywood
as Howard Jones1933 Please
as Bing1933 Sing, Bing, Sing
as Professor Frederick Danvers1933 College Humor
as Eddie Bronson1933 Too Much Harmony
as Bing Fawcett (Plumber)1932 Dream House
as Bing Hornsby1932 The Big Broadcast
as Bing1932 Billboard Girl
as Bing Crosby / Jack Smith1931 Blue of the Night
as Bing Crosby1931 I Surrender Dear
as Bing (as The Rhythm Boys)1930 Two Plus Fours
as Trio Singer (as The Rhythm Boys)1930 King of Jazz

TV Shows/Series with Bing Crosby as Actor(5)

as Himself/host2019 The Edsel Show
as Bing Collins1964 The Bing Crosby Show
as himself1957 The Frank Sinatra Show

Movies with Bing Crosby as Crew(7)

Production/Executive Producer1978 Mean Dog Blues
Production/Producer1973 Terror in the Wax Museum
Crew/Thanks1973 Paper Moon
Sound/Music1968 White Christmas
Production/Executive Producer1956 High Tor
Production/Executive Producer1946 Abie's Irish Rose

Albums by Bing Crosby in the iTunes Store

Among My Souvenirs (More Treasures From the Crosby Archive)

35 Tracks - Pop
2017 - ed by Universal Music Enterprises; This Compilation ℗ 2017 HLC Properties Ltd.

The Most Welcome Groaner - Bing of Course

11 Tracks - Easy Listening
2015 - asters Ltd

Christmas

11 Tracks - Holiday
2015 - Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2015 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Bing Crosby's Christmas (Remastered)

30 Tracks - Holiday
2014 - U-5

Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around (Deluxe Edition)

22 Tracks - Vocal Pop
2014 - HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook

22 Tracks - Vocal Pop
2014 - Geffen Records

Some Fine Old Chestnuts (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [with The Buddy Cole Trio]

23 Tracks - Vocal Pop
2014 - ilation ℗ 2014 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack (American Masters)

22 Tracks - Vocal Pop
2014 - ilation ℗ 2014 HLC Properties Ltd.

In Person

15 Tracks - Jazz
2014 - U-5

The Essential Bing Crosby

50 Tracks - Vocal
2014 - Compilation (P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

23 Tracks - Vocal
2013 - ilation ℗ 2013 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook

22 Tracks - Vocal
2013 - ilation ℗ 2013 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions

61 Tracks - Vocal
2013 - ilation ℗ 2013 HLC Properties Ltd.

At His Best

10 Tracks - Jazz
2011 - Pickwick

Bing Sings the Sinatra Songbook

18 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Shall We Dance?

15 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Seasons: The Closing Chapter (Deluxe Edition)

25 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

So Rare: Treasures From the Crosby Archive

36 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing In Dixieland

23 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

On the Sentimental Side

17 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing Sings the Great American Songbook

20 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Bing On Broadway

19 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

Return to Paradise Islands (Deluxe Edition)

18 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

El Señor Bing (Deluxe Edition)

26 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

A Southern Memoir (Deluxe Edition)

19 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

With All My Heart

15 Tracks - Vocal
2010 - ilation ℗ 2010 HLC Properties Ltd.

America, I Hear You Singing

12 Tracks - Jazz
2010 - Frank Sinatra Enterprises

Bing & Satchmo

12 Tracks - Vocal
2009 - ilation ℗ 2008 Capitol Records

Sings the Great Country Hits

12 Tracks - Pop
2009 - ilation ℗ 2009 Capitol Records

That Travelin' Two-Beat

12 Tracks - Pop
2009 - Capitol Records

Crosby Classics: Songs from His Famous Radio Broadcasts

15 Tracks - Soundtrack
2008 - Varese Sarabande Records, Inc.

Gold: Bing Crosby

40 Tracks - Vocal
2008 - ilation ℗ 2008 Geffen Records

Christmas Classics (Remastered)

16 Tracks - Holiday
2006 - ilation ℗ 2006 Capitol Records Inc.

Together

18 Tracks - Vocal Pop
2006 - Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

The Definitive Collection: Bing Crosby

22 Tracks - Pop
2005 - ilation ℗ 2006 Geffen Records

Bing With a Beat

12 Tracks - Jazz
2004 - BMG Music

The Essential Bing Crosby - The Columbia Years

16 Tracks - Vocal
2003 - nally released 1932, 1933, 1934 (P) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

The Essential Bing Crosby (The Columbia Years)

16 Tracks - Traditional Pop
2003 - nally released 1932, 1933, 1934 (P) 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings

50 Tracks - Pop
2003 - ilation ℗ 2003 Geffen Records

I Wish You a Merry Christmas

12 Tracks - Holiday
2001 - ilation ℗ 2001 Capitol Records

Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings

12 Tracks - Vocal
2001 - The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

A Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (Remastered)

20 Tracks - Holiday
2000 - Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2000 UMG Recordings Inc.

Academy Award Winners & Nominees 1934-1960

20 Tracks - Pop
2000 - ilation ℗ 2000 Geffen Records

Fancy Meeting You Here (Remastered)

19 Tracks - Jazz
1999 - BMG Entertainment

Best Of/20th Century - Christmas

18 Tracks - Holiday
1999 - ilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bing Crosby

12 Tracks - Vocal
1999 - ilation ℗ 1999 Geffen Records

My Favorite Broadway Songs

10 Tracks - Pop
1999 - ilation ℗ 1999 Geffen Records

The Voice Of Christmas - The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook

44 Tracks - Holiday
1998 - Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Bing's Gold Records - The Original Decca Recordings

21 Tracks - Pop
1997 - Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Complete United Artist Sessions

64 Tracks - Vocal
1997 - Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

My Favorite Irish Songs

10 Tracks - Vocal
1997 - ilation ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

My Favorite Hymns

10 Tracks - Vocal
1997 - ilation ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Their Complete Recordings Together

53 Tracks - Vocal
1996 - ilation ℗ 1996 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Top O' the Morning: His Irish Collection

24 Tracks - Vocal
1996 - ilation ℗ 1996 Geffen Records

My Favorite Love Songs

10 Tracks - Pop
1996 - ilation ℗ 1996 UMG Recordings, Inc.

My Favorite Country Songs

10 Tracks - Pop
1996 - ilation ℗ 1996 Geffen Records

A Crosby Christmas

13 Tracks - Holiday
1995 - ilation ℗ 2007 Golden Memories Limited, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

Christmas Album

10 Tracks - Christmas
1994 - ilation ℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Bing: His Legendary Years 1931-1957 (Box Set)

101 Tracks - Vocal
1993 - ilation ℗ 1993 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16 Most Requested Songs: Bing Crosby

16 Tracks - Vocal
1992 - nally Released 1932, 1933, 1934, (P) 1992 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Bing Crosby and Some Jazz Friends

20 Tracks - Vocal
1991 - ilation ℗ 1991 GRP Records

Bing Crosby Sings Christmas Songs

15 Tracks - Holiday
1986 - Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Thoroughly Modern

11 Tracks - Jazz
1977 - Unidisc Music Inc.

Swinging On a Star

12 Tracks - Vocal
1962 - ilation ℗ 1962 UMG Recordings, Inc.

New Tricks (Deluxe Edition)

24 Tracks - Pop
1957 - ed by Universal Music Enterprises; ℗ 2017 HLC Properties Ltd.

A Christmas Story

13 Tracks - Holiday
1957 - BMG Rights Managemen (US) LLC

Blue Hawaii

12 Tracks - Vocal
1956 - The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Selections From Irving Berlin's White Christmas

10 Tracks - Pop
1954 - ilation ℗ 1954 Geffen Records

White Christmas

12 Tracks - Holiday
1945 - Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1945 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Holiday Inn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

12 Tracks - Pop
1942 - Records Release; ℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Additional Information

Full Name: Harry Lillis Crosby
Born: Saturday, 05/02 1903 (May) in Tacoma
Died: Friday, 10/14 1977 (October) in Madrid (aged: 74)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Gonzaga Preparatory School
Record Label: Decca
Spouses (current/former): Kathryn Crosby, Dixie Lee
Children: Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Mary Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Dennis Crosby, Harry Crosby
Siblings: Larry Crosby
Other names for Bing Crosby (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Harry Lillis Crosby"
"Бинг Кросби"
"Bing" (Nickname)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10719, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019