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Bing Crosby (1903 - 1977)

Bing Crosby started out within a jazzy vaudeville act and band singer, alongside his friend, Al Rinker, in the mid-1920s. He made his film début in The King of Jazz, in 1930 before beginning his popular radio program, in 1931- a success that lasted 30 years. Alongside various musical comedies during the 1930s that helped American audiences forget the dark days of the Depression, he began the adventure of the popular Road to films in which he co-starred alongside Bob Hope – the two becoming faithful friends on and off screen. He specialized in sentimental productions such as Holiday Inn, opposite Fred Astaire and in which he sang one of his greatest hits, White Christmas, he also starred in Going My Way, in 1944 and High Society, in 1956, alongside Grace Kelly. Although he had always preferred playing reassuring roles, he accepted dramatic parts during the 1950s in such films as The Country Girl, in 1954. From the 1960s, he focused on television where he hosted numerous programs including Christmas specials during the 1970s, on which he performed a memorable duet with pop rock icon, David Bowie – or how to make Christmas classics become ultimately cool. The charming and easy-going crooner definitely changed the sound of popular music: combining crowd-pleasing and artistry.

Tags / Bing Crosby - 1940s - Cinematic Men - American Actor - Song - Muses - Crooner - Musical - Jazz
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in High Society directed by Charles Walters, 1956
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale in Holiday Inn directed by Mark Sandrich, 1942
Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale in Holiday Inn directed by Mark Sandrich, 1942
Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary's directed by Leo McCarey, 1945
Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary's directed by Leo McCarey, 1945
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Mary Martin and Bing Crosby in Birth of the Blues directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1941
Mary Martin and Bing Crosby in Birth of the Blues directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1941
Bing Crosby in The Emperor Waltz directed by Billy Wilder, 1948
Bing Crosby in The Emperor Waltz directed by Billy Wilder, 1948
Leo McCarey and Bing Crosby on the set of Going My Way directed by Leo McCarey, 1944
Leo McCarey and Bing Crosby on the set of Going My Way directed by Leo McCarey, 1944
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, 1937
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, 1937
Bing Crosby and Carole Lombard in We're Not Dressing directed by Norman Taurog, 1934
Bing Crosby and Carole Lombard in We're Not Dressing directed by Norman Taurog, 1934
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, 1940's
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1942
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1942
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, 1940's
Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, 1940's
Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, 1946
Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, 1946
Portrait of Bing Crosby by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Portrait of Bing Crosby by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1933
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1950's
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1950's
Bing Crosby sings at Stage Door Canteen in London, 1944
Bing Crosby sings at Stage Door Canteen in London, 1944
Portrait of Bing Crosby in Pennies From Heaven directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby in Pennies From Heaven directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Bing Crosby in Here Is My  Hearth directed by Frank Tuttle, 1934
Bing Crosby in Here Is My Hearth directed by Frank Tuttle, 1934
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1930's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby in Birth of the Blues directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1941
Portrait of Bing Crosby in Birth of the Blues directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1941
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Rio directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1947
Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in Road to Rio directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1947
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby on the set of To Catch a Thief 1955
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby on the set of To Catch a Thief 1955
John Florea, Portrait of  Bing Crosby , 1947
John Florea, Portrait of Bing Crosby , 1947
Gjon Mili, Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1946
Gjon Mili, Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1946
Grace kelly and Bing Crosby  in Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954. Photo by Ed Clark
Grace kelly and Bing Crosby in Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954. Photo by Ed Clark
Judith Barrett, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope in Road to Singapour directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1940
Judith Barrett, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope in Road to Singapour directed by Victor Schertzinger, 1940
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby  on the set of  Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby on the set of Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1942
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1942
Portrait of Bing Crosby by Peter Stackpole, 1942
Portrait of Bing Crosby by Peter Stackpole, 1942
Grace kelly and Bing Crosby  in Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954. Photo by Ed Clark
Grace kelly and Bing Crosby in Country Girl directed by George Seaton, 1954. Photo by Ed Clark
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1932
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1932
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1932
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1932
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1935
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1935
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1935
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1935
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1936
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Rio directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1947
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Rio directed by Norman Z. McLeod, 1947
Bing Crosby in Rhythm on the Range directed by Norman Taurog, 1936
Bing Crosby in Rhythm on the Range directed by Norman Taurog, 1936
Joan Bennett and Bing Crosby in Mississippi directed by A. Edward Sutherland, 1935
Joan Bennett and Bing Crosby in Mississippi directed by A. Edward Sutherland, 1935
Portrait of The Boswell Sisters and Bing Crosby, 1932
Portrait of The Boswell Sisters and Bing Crosby, 1932
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Utopia directed by Hal Walker, 1946
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Utopia directed by Hal Walker, 1946
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby in Road to Bali directed by Hal Walker, 1952
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1933
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1933
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Stuart Erwin and Bing Crosby in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Stuart Erwin and Bing Crosby in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Leila Hyams in The Big Broadcgast directed by Frank Tuttle, 1932
Bing Crosby and Nicole Maurey in
Bing Crosby and Nicole Maurey in "Little Boy Lost directed by George Seaton, 1953
Bing Crosby in Double or Nothing directed by Theodore Reed, 1937
Bing Crosby in Double or Nothing directed by Theodore Reed, 1937
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
Portrait of Bing Crosby, 1940's
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