Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Pop Singer

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, he was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century worldwide. He was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1926 to 1977.

Full Name
May 3, 1903
Oct 14, 1977
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Hugh Bing Crosby was born on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. His father was a brewery bookkeeper and his mother was a housewife. He was the fourth of seven children and the only son. Crosby attended Gonzaga University, where he sang in the glee club and developed an interest in acting.

In 1925, he began his singing career by performing with Paul Whiteman’s band at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles. His signature style of crooning soon became popular with audiences and he had his first hit song, “I Surrender Dear”, in 1931. During this time, he also made several films for Paramount Pictures. In 1936, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his leading role in Going My Way.

Crosby went on to release over 500 singles throughout his career and was one of the most successful singers of all time. His recording of “White Christmas” is one of the best-selling singles ever released, having sold over 50 million copies worldwide. He also won four Grammy Awards throughout his career as well as numerous Emmy nominations for his television specials and variety shows.

Crosby passed away from a heart attack on October 14th 1977 at age 74 in Madrid, Spain while on a golfing vacation with friends. He is remembered today as one of the most iconic American entertainers of all time and continues to be admired by music fans around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1903</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Harry Lillis Crosby is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 3, 1903, Harry Lillis Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1923</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Crosby Joins The Rhythm Boys</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins The Rhythm Boys, a popular Jazz and Pop trio, with Harry Barris and Al Rinker.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1931</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Recording Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Crosby releases his first recording on Brunswick Records, "I Surrender Dear".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Academy Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bing Crosby receives an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in the film Holiday Inn.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Awards Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Crosby wins two Grammys for Best Performance by a Male Vocalist and Best Performance by a Chorus.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Crosby is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first solo artist to receive the honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death of Bing Crosby</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 14, 1977, Bing Crosby died of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain at the age of 74.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bing Crosby was a great singer, known for his crooning style of singing. He had a unique vocal quality and range that made him stand out from other singers of the time. He was also able to perform in many different styles, including jazz, pop, folk, and country.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Music is Timeless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bing Crosby's music is timeless. Even decades after his death, his songs are still being enjoyed by millions of people around the world. His classic hits such as "White Christmas" and "Swinging on a Star" will always be remembered.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Iconic Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bing Crosby is an iconic figure in American culture. He was one of the most popular singers of the 20th century and his influence can still be felt today. From his films to his radio shows, he made an impact that will never be forgotten.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Singer to Sell Over 1 Million Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bing Crosby was the first singer to sell over 1 million records with his hit song “White Christmas” in 1942.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bing Crosby won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1944 film Going My Way.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He Was a Radio Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bing Crosby became one of the most popular radio stars of all time, hosting the Kraft Music Hall from 1935 to 1946.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Made 33 Films with Bob Hope</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bing Crosby and Bob Hope starred in 33 films together, beginning with Road to Singapore in 1940.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He Had Seven Sons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bing Crosby had seven sons — Gary, Phillip, Dennis, Lindsay, Harry, Eugene, and Nathaniel — with his first wife Dixie Lee.</p></div>


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