bing crosby biog.




US Singer/Actor
(1903-77)




crosby




Date of Birth
2 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Date of Death
14 October 1977, Madrid, Spain (heart attack)


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    Mega-popular crooner and durable box-office star of the 1930s, 40s and 50s who amassed one of the entertainment world's largest fortunes. Crosby made his screen debut as a band singer in King of Jazz (1930), but his most successful films were the Road movies with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.

    Crosby's effortless baritone, caramel-mellow singing style, and his easy-going, self-mocking charm helped him endure while other, flashier talents faded around him. His escapist material both in song (with mostly a "Sunny Side of the Street/Pennies From Heaven" upbeat philosophy) and in reassuring, sentimental films--Holiday Inn (1942), Going My Way (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), White Christmas (1954) and High Society (1956)--helped audiences forget the Depression, WWII and its aftermath and account for his enormous popularity. Although he refused to play screen heavies, in the 1950s Crosby proved his skill as dramatic actor with his complex performance as a washed-up alcoholic singer in The Country Girl (1954); he played another alcoholic, this time a doctor, in the 1966 remake of Stagecoach.

    Crosby co-authored an autobiography, Call Me Lucky in 1952, but his son Gary's scathing portrait of his father in Going My Own Way (1983) revealed a stern, unloving disciplinarian contrary to Crosby's easy-going public image.

    He died playing golf, one of his biggest passions.

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    Height 5' 7"

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    Married:

    • Kathryn Grant (24 October 1957 - 14 October 1977) (his death) 3 children
    • Dixie Lee (29 September 1930 - 1 November 1952) (her death) 4 children

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  • high society canvas print


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