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Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

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Here Come the... Bing Crosby is in top form in the musical comedy Here Come the Waves co-starring... more info $10.75was $14.98 Buy Now

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Holiday Inn ... Bing Crosby plays a song-and-dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is... more info $10.95was $22.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1977
Born: May 3, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington Profession: Cast ...
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1925:
Formed "Two Boys and a Piano" with piano player Al Rinker and left Spokane for Los Angeles
1927:
Hired with Rinker as a singing act for Paul Whiteman's band; later joined by Harry Barris and act called "The Rhythm Boys"
1930:
Film debut in "King of Jazz", spotlighting the Paul Whiteman Orchestra; Crosby appeared as one of the "Rhythm Boys"
1931:
Made radio debut with Gus Arnheim's orchestra at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub
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Played romantic/comic/singing lead in several shorts produced by Mack Sennett in the early 1930s
1931:
Signed to CBS radio contract by William S. Paley when Paley heard record of Crosby singing, "I Surrender, Dear"
1932:
Appeared in film which made him a star, "The Big Broadcast"
1940:
Appeared in first of seven "Road" comedies opposite Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, "The Road to Singapore"
1944:
Enjoyed two of the biggest hits of his film career in the role of a priest, Father Chuck O'Malley, "Going My Way" and its sequel, "The Bells of St. Mary's"
1952:
Last "Road" film for a decade, "Road to Bali"
1962:
Reunited with Bob Hope and (in a cameo) Dorothy Lamour for a seventh "Road" picture, "Road to Hong Kong"
1966:
Last feature film, "Stagecoach"
1968:
Offered role of TV sleuth Columbo but turned it down
1977:
Collapsed and died of heart attack on golf course after a round of golf outside of Madrid

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