Bing Crosby

Place of birth:
Tacoma, Washington, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer, comedian 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 Oscar 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 same character. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award. He is one of 33 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the categories of motion pictures, radio, and audio recording. He was also known for his collaborations with longtime friend Bob Hope, starring in the Road to... films from 1940 to 1962. Crosby influenced the development of the postwar recording industry. After seeing a demonstration of a German broadcast quality reel-to-reel tape recorder brought to America by John T. Mullin, he invested $50,000 in a California electronics company called Ampex to build copies. He then convinced ABC to allow him to tape his shows. He became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. Through the medium of recording, he constructed his radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) used in motion picture production, a practice that became an industry standard. In addition to his work with early audio tape recording, he helped to finance the development of videotape, bought television stations, bred racehorses, and co-owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.


My Music: A Classic Christmas (2019)
as Self (archive footage)
This Is Bob Hope... (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
Bing Crosby: Rediscovered (2014)
as Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume 2 – The Christmas Specials (2010)
as Himself
Tim Conway: Timeless Comedy (2007)
as Self
Grace face à son destin (2006)
as Self - Actor (archive footage)
'Twas the Night - A Holiday Celebration (2004)
as Self
Hollywood Ghosts & Gravesites (2003)
as (archive footage)
Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.1 (2003)
as Narrator / Ichabod Crane / Brom Bones (voice) (archive footage)
The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1 (2001)
The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2 (2001)
'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000)
as Bob Wallace (uncredited/archive footage)
Hollywood Musicals of the 40's (2000)
as (archive footage)
A Bing Crosby Christmas (1998)
as Himself
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
as (archive footage)
Songs That Won the War (1994)
as Himself (Archive)
The Magic of Bing Crosby (1991)
as Himself (archive footage)
Disney's Halloween Treat (1982)
as (archive footage)
Bing Crosby the Christmas Years (1978)
as Himself (archival footage)
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (1977)
as Himself
Bing Crosby - Live In Mysen, Norway (1977)
as Himself
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
as (archive footage)
It's Showtime (1976)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
as Himself - Host / Narrator
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
as Himself (uncredited)
Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas (1971)
as Himself
Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)
as Dr. Leonard Cook
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
as Mark Twain
The Movie Orgy (1968)
as Self (archival footage)
Christmas with Crosby & Kate (1966)
as Himself
Stagecoach (1966)
as Doc Josiah Boone
Cinerama's Russian Adventure (1966)
as Narrator (voice)
Hollywood My Home Town (1965)
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
as Allen A. Dale
The Sound of Laughter (1963)
The Bing Crosby Show (12-24-1962) (1962)
as Himself
The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
as Harry Turner
The Bing Crosby Show (12-11-1961) (1961)
as Himself
La grande olimpiade (1961)
as Himself
Pepe (1960)
as Bing Crosby
High Time (1960)
as Harvey Howard
Let's Make Love (1960)
as Himself
Lifetime of Comedy (1960)
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show (1959)
Say One for Me (1959)
as Father Conroy
Alias Jesse James (1959)
as Bing (uncredited)
The Edsel Show (1957)
as Self
Man on Fire (1957)
as Earl Carleton
High Society (1956)
as C. K. Dexter-Haven
Anything Goes (1956)
as Bill Benson
High Tor (1956)
as Van Van Dorn
The Country Girl (1955)
as Frank Elgin
White Christmas (1954)
as Bob Wallace
Little Boy Lost (1953)
as Bill Wainright
Scared Stiff (1953)
as Skeleton (uncredited)
Road to Bali (1953)
as George Cochran
Off Limits (1952)
as Bing Crosby (archive footage) (uncredited)
Just for You (1952)
as Jordan Blake
Son of Paleface (1952)
as Driver (uncredited)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
as Spectator (uncredited)
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
as Himself (uncredited)
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
as Peter 'Pete' Garvey
Mr. Music (1950)
as Paul Merrick
Screen Actors (1950)
as Himself
Riding High (1950)
as Dan Brooks
You Can Change The World (1950)
as Himself
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
as Narrator
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
as Narrator (segment "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
Top o' the Morning (1949)
as Joe Mulqueen
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
as Himself (voice) (uncredited)
Down Memory Lane (1949)
as archive footage
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
as Hank Martin
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
as Virgil Smith
Road to Rio (1947)
as Scat Sweeney
Variety Girl (1947)
as Hiimself
The Road to Hollywood (1947)
as Himself
Welcome Stranger (1947)
as Dr. James 'Jim' Pearson
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
as Harry (uncredited)
Blue Skies (1946)
as Johnny Adams
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
as Father Chuck O'Malley
We've Got Another Bond to Buy (1945)
Road to Utopia (1945)
as Duke Johnson
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
as Himself
Duffy's Tavern (1945)
as Bing Crosby
Out of This World (1945)
as Herbie Fenton (singing voice)
Road to Home (1945)
as Himself
The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)
Here Come the Waves (1944)
as Johnny Cabot
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
as Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)
The Road to Victory (1944)
as Himself
Going My Way (1944)
as Father Chuck O'Malley
The Shining Future (1944)
as Self
Dixie (1943)
as Daniel Decatur Emmett
Show-Business at War (1943)
as Self
They Got Me Covered (1943)
as Music Box (voice) (uncredited)
Road to Morocco (1942)
as Jeff Peters
Holiday Inn (1942)
as Jim Hardy
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
as Man Outside Union Hall (uncredited)
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
as Bing Crosby
Birth of the Blues (1941)
as Jeff Lambert
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
as Chuck Reardon
Rhythm on the River (1940)
as Bob Sommers
Swing with Bing (1940)
as Himself
If I Had My Way (1940)
as Buzz Blackwell
Road to Singapore (1940)
as Joshua 'Josh' Mallon V
The Star Maker (1939)
as Larry Earl
East Side of Heaven (1939)
as Denny Martin
Paris Honeymoon (1939)
as 'Lucky' Lawton
Sing, You Sinners (1938)
as Joe Beebe
Hollywood Handicap (1938)
as Himself
Doctor Rhythm (1938)
as Dr. Bill Remsen
Double or Nothing (1937)
as 'Lefty' Boylan
Waikiki Wedding (1937)
as Tony Marvin
Pennies from Heaven (1936)
as Larry Poole
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
as Jeff Larabee
Anything Goes (1936)
as Billy Crocker
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
as Bing
Two for Tonight (1935)
as Gilbert Gordon
Mississippi (1935)
as Tom Grayson
Here Is My Heart (1934)
as J. (Jasper) Paul Jones
Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)
as Himself
She Loves Me Not (1934)
as Paul Lawton
We're Not Dressing (1934)
as Stephen Jones
Hollywood on Parade B-4 (1934)
Going Hollywood (1933)
as Bill 'Billy' Williams
Please (1933)
as Howard Jones
Too Much Harmony (1933)
as Eddie Bronson
College Humor (1933)
as Professor Frederick Danvers
Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)
as Bing
The Big Broadcast (1932)
as Bing Hornsby
Hollywood on Parade (1932)
Billboard Girl (1932)
as Bing
Dream House (1932)
as Bing Fawcett (Plumber)
One More Chance (1931)
as Bing Bangs
I Surrender Dear (1931)
as Bing Crosby
Blue of the Night (1931)
as Bing Crosby / Jack Smith
Confessions of a Co-Ed (1931)
as Bing
Reaching for the Moon (1930)
as Bing
Two Plus Fours (1930)
as Bing (as The Rhythm Boys)
King of Jazz (1930)
as Trio Singer (as The Rhythm Boys)
Bing Crosby: Legends in Concert © 2021

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