Bing Crosby Biography

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.

A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations; this allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

Crosby exerted an important influence on the development of the postwar recording industry. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bing Crosby
Full Name:
Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr.
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Actor, Golfer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Entrepreneur
Ethnicity:
Irish American, English American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 3, 1903
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
October 14, 1977
Age at Death:
74
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Bing Crosby Timeline
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