Crosby, Bing


Crosby, Bing
(1903-1977)
   One of the most successful singers and film stars in history, Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby in Tacoma, Washington. He was educated at Gongaza High School in Spokane, Washington, and attended Gongaza University from 1921 to 1925. With his singing partner Al Rinker, Crosby joined the Paul Whiteman band in 1926 in Chicago. They were joined by Harry Barris to form the Rhythm Boys, but Crosby soon went solo and had a hit with “Ol’ Man River” in 1928. With regular radio broadcasts and best-selling records, Crosby achieved one hit after another in the 1930s with his relaxed “crooning” style. Between 1935 and 1946 he starred on Kraft Music Hall and was a top-rated radio performer through the 1960s. Crosby also began to appear in films in the 1930s with Reaching for the Moon and King of Jazz in 1930, being the first of 20 or more movie appearances in that decade alone. Crosby appeared in more than 70 films during his career. In 1940, he began his famous film partnership with comedian Bob Hope in the first of the Road series, The Road to Singapore. The last was The Road to Hong Kong in 1962. He was enormously popular during World War II both for his broadcasts to troops in Europe and also for his appearance in the movie Holiday Inn in 1942 and the hit record, “White Christmas,” which sold more than 40 million copies. It was one of several Crosby songs to win an Academy Award, and he won an award for acting in Going My Way in 1944. He achieved another big success with Bells of St. Mary’s in 1945 and in High Society in 1956. In addition to his film roles, he also starred in television shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including the Bing Crosby Show in 1954 and again in 1964-1965.
   See also Cinema.

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  • Crosby, Bing — orig. Harry Lillis Crosby born May 3, 1903, Tacoma, Wash., U.S. died Oct. 14, 1977, near Madrid, Spain U.S. singer and actor. Crosby began to sing and play drums while studying law in Spokane, Wash. As a singer with the Paul Whiteman orchestra in …   Universalium

  • Crosby, Bing — • КРО СБИ (Crosby) Бинг (наст. имя Харри Лиллис) (2.5.1904 14.10.1977)    амер. актёр, певец. В кон. 20 х гг. выступал как певец в джазе П. Уайтмена. С 1930 в кино (ф. концерт Король джаза ). В 30 е гг. участвовал в муз. ф. Слишком много гармонии …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Crosby, Bing — orig. Harry Lillis Crosby (3 may. 1903, Tacoma, Wash., EE.UU.–14 oct. 1977, cerca de Madrid, España). Cantante y actor estadounidense. Empezó a cantar y a tocar la batería mientras estudiaba derecho en Spokane, Wash. En 1926, como cantante de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Crosby, Bing — pseud. di Crosby, Harry Lillis …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Bing Crosby — Crosby in Road to Singapore (1940) Background information Birth name Harry Lillis Crosby …   Wikipedia

  • Bing Crosby — Nombre real Harry Lillis Crosby Nacimiento 3 de mayo de 1903 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bing Crosby — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bing et Crosby. Bing Crosby Fichier:Crosby Publicity Paramount 1946.jpg Bing Crosby en 1946 Données clés Nom de naissance Harry Lillis Crosby Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bing with a Beat — Infobox Album | Name = Bing With A Beat Type = Album Artist = Bing Crosby Released = 1957 Recorded = February 19, 20 1957 Genre = Vocal Length = 37:44 Label = RCA Victor| Arranger = Matty Matlock Reviews = *… …   Wikipedia

  • Bing Crosby — noun United States singer and film actor (1904 1977) • Syn: ↑Crosby, ↑Harry Lillis Crosby • Instance Hypernyms: ↑crooner, ↑balladeer, ↑actor, ↑histrion, ↑player, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crosby (Asteroid) — Asteroid (2825) Crosby Eigenschaften des Orbits Orbittyp Hauptgürtelasteroid Große Halbachse 2,2457 AE Exzentrizität 0,1746 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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