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Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

"Bing Harry Lillis Crosby"

D.O.B.: May 2, 1904 (Tacoma, WA)

D.O.D.: October 14, 1977 (Madrid, Spain)

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Location: Holy Cross; Grotto; Lot 119; #1

Biographical Notes:

He received the nickname Bing from a friend, because they were both interested in a comic strip, The Bingville Bugle. 

By 1940, he and Bob Hope were engaged in a fictional radio feud. Paramount, which had contracts with both men, decided to team them up in Road to Singapore. The film was a huge success, and lead to the Road series, which lasted from 1940 to 1952.

In 1942, he starred in the classic musical Holiday Inn, with Fred Astaire. 

From 1944 to 1948, Bing was the top box-office attraction. 

In 1944, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Going My Way.

In 1954, Bing was again nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, for his work with Grace Kelly in The Country Girl. 

He also recorded "White Christmas" which is still a Christmas Classic. 

Bing Crosby died of a heart attack on a golf course in Madrid, Spain, on October 14, 1977.

Appeared in:

"The Country Girl" (1954)  Movie

"Road To Bali" (1952) Movie

"Road To Rio" (1947) Movie

"The Bells' of St. Mary's" (1945) Movie

"Road to Utopia" (1945) Movie

"Going My Way" (1944)  Movie

 

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