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Bing Crosby

American singer
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Net worth 2018: $19 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 3 May 1903
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: October 14, 1977
BIOGRAPHY

Bing Crosby was bornon 3 May 1903 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S., American, is American singer. Bing Crosby was one of the finest American singers of the early 20th century known for his baritone voice. His ‘archetypal crooning’ was appropriate at that time when sound-recording techniques were getting advanced and sound motion pictures started coming into existence. He earned recognition after launching his own program at the CBS radio station in New York City, soon after which he began getting offers from Hollywood. At this point in his career, he was also emerging as a singer and later millions of copies of his records were sold. He rose to prominence with ‘White Christmas’, which later became one of the most successful singles of all time. During his time, he was credited with nearly 300 hit singles that topped the music charts. His career took a different turn, when he teamed with his friend Bob Hope, an American comedian and starred in seven successful ‘Road’ film series, with him. He soon began to prove his mettle as an actor and became the recipient of various prestigious awards. In his later years, his work reduced considerably and he began appearing in several television programs, and hosted his own show. He was often admired for his persona and his occasional ‘crooning’.

TIMELINE
2015

This Hollywood star’s estate was valued at $150 million, making him one of the wealthiest American entertainers of the 20th century

1978

This famous personality was an avid golfer, and in 1978, he and Bob Hope were voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship

1977

In 1977, he recorded the duet ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Peace on Earth’, a Christmas special, with singer, David Bowie

1957

In 1957, he married actress Kathryn Grant and the couple had three children

1950

In the 1950s, he appeared on popular television shows and launched his own show called ‘The Bing Crosby Show’ in 1964

1942

After being included in the music charts on October 3, 1942, it rose to the no

1941

In 1941, he sang ‘White Christmas’ that soon became a popular hit and was broadcasted on the radio on Christmas

1940

From 1940–1962, he teamed up with Bob Hope in seven musical comedies called ‘Road To’

1936

In 1936, he replaced Paul Whiteman and hosted NBC’s (Nation Broadcasting Corporation) ‘Kraft Music Hall’; where he received great appreciation for his radio theme song, ‘Where the Blue of the Night’, which he both sang and composed

1932

In 1932, he launched his first radio program on the CBS radio station in New York City, which broadcasted his massive hit songs like ‘I found a Million Dollar Baby’ and ‘At Your Command’

1931

In 1931, the ‘Rhythm Boys’ appeared in his first sound motion picture, ‘King of Jazz’

1930

In 1930, he married actress/singer Dixie Lee and the couple had four sons

1925

In 1925, he joined vocalist, Al Rinker and they became extremely popular with their vaudeville act, ‘Two Boys and a Piano’, where the performance consisted of individual or combined acts by singers, actors etc

1917

In the summer of 1917, he worked as a property boy at the ‘Spokane’s Auditorium’, where he watched several acts, which fascinated him

1910

In 1910, a neighbour began calling him ‘Bingo from Bingville’, which was taken from his favourite comic strip, ‘The Bingville Bugle’

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