History Music / BingCrosby

16th Apr '17 8:35:53 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: During World War II his radio broadcasts were popular with German soldiers, who called him "Der Bingle". The nickname stuck and spread to his American fans.
16th Mar '17 8:39:32 PM Sylderon
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Crosby pioneered pre-recorded radio shows, and was an astute businessman. He sponsored the development of the videotape and invested in a little company called Minute Maid. At one time he was part owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Crosby pioneered pre-recorded radio shows, and was an astute businessman. He sponsored His investment in the Ampex Corporation spurred the development of the videotape and he also invested in a little company called Minute Maid. At one time he was part owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.



*** This is an old vaudeville routine (and has been told of everyone from Groucho Marx to Thurgood Marshall); however, Crosby is all the more likely to have used it, exactly for that reason.

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*** This is an old vaudeville routine (and has been told of everyone from Groucho Marx to Lee Trevino to Thurgood Marshall); however, Crosby is all the more likely to have used it, exactly for that reason.
28th Feb '17 12:33:46 PM JamesAustin
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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby recorded numerous ChristmasSongs over the years, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas'' (1945), a CoverAlbum full of Christmas-themed songs, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second-best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby recorded numerous ChristmasSongs over the years, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas'' (1945), a CoverAlbum full of Christmas-themed songs, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second-best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).
28th Feb '17 12:24:57 PM JamesAustin
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Born May 3, 1903. Died October 14, 1977. Reputedly his [[FamousLastWords/RealLife last words]] were, "That was a great game of golf, fellas."[[note]]He did die just after he finished playing golf with some friends, though.[[/note]] A singer, actor, innovator, amateur golfer and businessman. Suffice to say, very few people agreed with his self-assessment of his singing skills.

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Born May 3, 1903. Died Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 2, 1903 October 14, 1977. Reputedly his [[FamousLastWords/RealLife last words]] were, "That 1977) was a great game of golf, fellas."[[note]]He did die just after he finished playing golf with some friends, though.[[/note]] A singer, actor, innovator, amateur golfer an American singer and businessman. actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world. Suffice to say, that means very few people agreed with his self-assessment of his singing skills.



Reputedly his [[FamousLastWords/RealLife last words]] were, "That was a great game of golf, fellas."[[note]]He did die just after he finished playing golf with some friends, though.[[/note]]



* ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)''

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* ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)''
''Music/MerryChristmas'' (1945)
25th Feb '17 7:32:21 PM nombretomado
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* Allan A. Dale, ''Robin and the 7 Hoods'' (1964) -- A RoaringTwenties re-telling of the RobinHood legend, with FrankSinatra as the lead.

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* Allan A. Dale, ''Robin and the 7 Hoods'' (1964) -- A RoaringTwenties re-telling of the RobinHood legend, with FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra as the lead.
13th Jan '17 5:15:04 PM Ezclee4050
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* BreakupBreakout: Possibly the UrExample for a singer. He began as a member of the trio The Rhythm Boys, then went solo after they broke up.
28th Nov '16 2:01:04 AM tenryufan
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* ThoseTwoActors: As mentioned before, Bing and Bob Hope in the ''Film/RoadTo'' films. They had a RealLife friendship as well!
** To add to the cameraderie, Dorothy Lamour appeared in all of them as well, which was [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded by Bing]] at the top of ''Road to Morocco'': [[NoFourthWall "I'll lay you eight-to-five that we meet Dorothy Lamour!"]]
** Crosby would often do [[TheCameo a cameo]] appearance in Hope's other movies as well; in at least [[Film/ThePrincessAndThePirate one case]] he [[TheAce steals the heroine away]] in the process.
27th Nov '16 9:02:59 PM Mdumas43073
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Crosby appeared in almost 80 different films over six decades. As a box-office draw, he was surpassed only by Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/JohnWayne. He won the Best Actor [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for ''Going My Way'' in 1944. His most famous films include the ''Film/RoadTo'' series filmed with Creator/BobHope, and of course, ''Film/WhiteChristmas''.

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Crosby appeared in almost 80 different films over six decades. As a box-office draw, he was surpassed only by Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/JohnWayne. He won the Best Actor [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for ''Going My Way'' ''Film/GoingMyWay'' in 1944. His most famous films include the ''Film/RoadTo'' series filmed with Creator/BobHope, and of course, ''Film/WhiteChristmas''.
27th Nov '16 9:02:28 PM Mdumas43073
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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby recorded numerous ChristmasSongs over the years, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)'', a CoverAlbum full of Christmas-themed songs, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second-best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby recorded numerous ChristmasSongs over the years, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)'', ''Music/MerryChristmas'' (1945), a CoverAlbum full of Christmas-themed songs, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second-best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).
27th Nov '16 9:02:07 PM Mdumas43073
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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby did numerous ChristmasSongs, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)'', a CoverAlbum full of Christmas themed songs has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby started his career as a singer and made it big in the early 1930s with Decca Records. In 1942 he recorded what would become his most famous legacy: the IrvingBerlin song "White Christmas". When it was released, it stayed at #1 on the charts for over 11 weeks. It has remained a perennial Christmas favorite in the United States. In fact, Crosby did recorded numerous ChristmasSongs, ChristmasSongs over the years, which is mainly how the younger generation is familiar with him. His album ''Music/MerryChristmas (1945)'', a CoverAlbum full of Christmas themed songs Christmas-themed songs, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is the second best-selling second-best-selling Christmas album of all time, behind Music/ElvisPresley's ''Elvis' Christmas Album'' (1957).
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