Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1904-05-03
Death 1977-10-14
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American singer.

From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Harry Ruby, 1964 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080707

From the description of Bing Crosby autograph letter to Joe Roddy, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080729

From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Look magazine, 1944 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080749

Although Bing Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. Leaving Spokane for Los Angeles in 1925 he was discovered in the early 1930s and began performing on live radio in 1932. His radio success led Paramount Pictures to include him in Big Broadcast of 1932 and his film career as a leading man, singer and dancer, ran until the mid 1960s. An avid golfer, he founded the first celebrity golf tournament and died on the golf course after playing 18 holes.

From the description of Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1931- : Big Crosby. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 60515580

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Subjects:

  • Male dancers
  • Male singers
  • Male actors
  • Golfers
  • Entertainers
  • Singers--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Vocalists
  • Performer
  • Actors
  • Singers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Rome (Italy) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)