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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer, comedian and actor. The first multimedia star, Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine said that he was "the person who had done the most for the morale of overseas servicemen" during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.
Crosby won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way and was nominated for his reprise of the role in The Bells of St. Mary's opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award. He is one of 33 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the categories of motion pictures, radio, and audio recording. He was also known for his collaborations with longtime friend Bob Hope, starring in the Road to... films from 1940 to 1962.
Crosby influenced the development of the postwar recording industry. After seeing a demonstration of a German broadcast quality reel-to-reel tape recorder brought to America by John T. Mullin, he invested $50,000 in a California electronics company called Ampex to build copies. He then convinced ABC to allow him to tape his shows. He became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. Through the medium of recording, he constructed his radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) used in motion picture production, a practice that became an industry standard. In addition to his work with early audio tape recording, he helped to finance the development of videotape, bought television stations, bred racehorses, and co-owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.
|120 years 9 month 21 days old
|Tacoma, Washington, USA
Bing Crosby - FAQ
1. Bing Crosby Age in 2024 ?
Bing Crosby Age in 2024 is 120 years 9 month 21 days old
2. What was the birthday of Bing Crosby ?
Birthday of Bing Crosby was 1903-05-03
3. what was the net worth of Bing Crosby in 2024 ?
Bing Crosby net worth in 2024 is 50 million
4. what was the height of Bing Crosby ?
Bing Crosby height was 1.7 meter
5. what was the nationality of Bing Crosby ?
Bing Crosby nationality was US
6. What was the Bing Crosby occupation ?
Bing Crosby occupation was singer , actor , golfer , singer-songwriter , film_producer , entrepreneur
7. What was the gender of Bing Crosby ?
Gender of Bing Crosby was Male
8. When Bing Crosby was Died ?
Bing Crosby was died on 1977-10-14
9. What was nick name of Bing Crosby ?
Nick name of Bing Crosby was Harry Lillis Crosby,Der Bingle,Бинг Кросби,The Rhythm Boys
10. Where Bing Crosby was born?
Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington, USA