Bing Crosby Biography (1901-1977)

Real name, Harry Lillis Crosby; born May 2, 1901, in Tacoma, WA; died of a heart attack, October 14, 1977, in Madrid, Spain; son of Harry Lowe (a bookkeeper) and Catherine Helen (maiden name, Harrigan) Crosby; married Dixie Lee (anactress), September 29, 1930 (marriage ended with her death, November 1, 1952); married Kathryn Grant, 1957; children: (first marriage) Gary Evan, PhilipLang & Dennis Michael (twins), Lindsay Harry; (second marriage) Harry, Nathaniel, Mary Frances. Religion: Roman Catholic. Avocational interests: Golf, hunting and fishing. Career: Actor, producer, and singer. Two Boys and a Piano (a musical group), Boulevard Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, member, 1925-27; The Rhythm Boys, member, c. 1927-1930; appeared on CBS Radio, 1932; Decca Records, recording artist, 1934-?; appeared on ABC radio, c.1946-?; Pittsburgh Pirates, part owner, c. 1940s-60s; Crosby Enterprises (television production company), part owner; Del Mar Race Track, part owner. Member: The Friars, North Hollywood Marching and Chowder Club. Awards,Honors: Gonzaga University, honorary doctorate in music, 1937; Academy Award, best actor, 1944, for Going My Way; Academy Award nomination, best actor, 1945, for The Bells of St Mary's; National Board of Review Award, best actor, 1954, Academy Award nomination, best actor, 1955, both forThe Country Girl; Cecil B. DeMille Award, Hollywood Press Association,1960; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Lifetime AchievementAward, 1962; George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, University of Georgia,radio and television-individual award, 1969; American Music Award, special award of merit, 1974; Grammy Award, Hall of Fame Winner, 1974, for White Christmas; Bob Jones Award, United States Golf Association, 1978; Professional Golfers' Association/World Golf Hall of Fame, inductee, 1978; Broadcasting Hall of Fame, inductee, 1980.

Actor, Producer, Singer
Birth Details
May 2, 1901
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Death Details
October 14, 1977
Madrid, Spain

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