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Bing Crosby

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Biography

Bing Crosby, c. 1930s

Source: Wikipedia

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.

Fact file

  • Born: Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. May 3, 1903 Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
  • Died: October 14, 1977 (aged 74) Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Singer, actor
  • Home town: Spokane, Washington
  • Spouse(s): Dixie Lee (m. 1930–52) Kathryn Grant (m. 1957–77)
  • Children: Gary Crosby Dennis Crosby Phillip Crosby Lindsay Crosby Harry Crosby Mary Crosby Nathaniel Crosby
  • Family: Larry Crosby (brother) Bob Crosby (brother) Denise Crosby (granddaughter)
  • Genres: Traditional pop, jazz, vocal
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1926–1977
  • Labels: Columbia Victor Brunswick Decca Capitol Verve
  • Associated acts: Frank Sinatra Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jr. Rosemary Clooney Louis Armstrong Dixie Lee Peggy Lee Fred Astaire The Rhythm Boys Al Rinker Al Sherman Sherman Brothers Bob Hope Paul Whiteman Eddie Lang David Bowie The Andrews Sisters Danny Kaye
  • Website: bingcrosby.com

Read more about Bing Crosby at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Bing Crosby also has stars:
  • For motion pictures
    1623 Vine St Vine St, west side, between Hollywood and Selma
  • For radio
    6779 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, north side, between McCadden and Highland

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