Bing Crosby

Birthday:
05/03/1903
Place of birth:
Tacoma, Washington, USA:
Biography:
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.

Credits

My Music: A Classic Christmas (2019)
as Himself (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
'Twas the Night - A Holiday Celebration (2004)
as Self
Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.1 (2003)
as Narrator / Ichabod Crane / Brom Bones
'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)
Bing Crosby the Christmas Years (1978)
as Himself (archival footage)
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (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
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
Pepe (1960)
as Bing Crosby
High Time (1960)
as Harvey Howard
Let's Make Love (1960)
as Himself
Lifetime of Comedy (1960)
Say One for Me (1959)
as Father Conroy
Alias Jesse James (1959)
as Bing (uncredited)
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
Riding High (1950)
as Dan Brooks
You Can Change The World (1950)
as Himself
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
as Narrator (segment "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
as Narrator
Top o' the Morning (1949)
as Joe Mulqueen
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
as Himself (voice) (uncredited)
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
Road to Utopia (1946)
as Duke Johnson
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
as Father Chuck O'Malley
We've Got Another Bond to Buy (1945)
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)
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
as Margaret's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Road to Victory (1944)
as Himself
Going My Way (1944)
as Father Chuck O'Malley
The Shining Future (1944)
as Self
Here Come the Waves (1944)
as Johnny Cabot
Dixie (1943)
as Daniel Decatur Emmett
Show-Business at War (1943)
as Himself
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 - 'Old Glory' Number
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
Two for Tonight (1935)
as Gilbert Gordon
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
as Bing
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
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)
Blue of the Night (1931)
as Bing Crosby / Jack Smith
I Surrender Dear (1931)
as Bing Crosby
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)
Tim Conway - Timeless Comedy
as Special Guest Appearance
Mean Dog Blues
Executive Producer
Paper Moon
Thanks
Terror in the Wax Museum
Producer
White Christmas
Music
High Tor
Executive Producer
Abie's Irish Rose
Executive Producer
Stan Ridgway's Holiday In Dirt
Thanks

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