Bing Crosby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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... ...

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Holiday Inn (1942)

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Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fred Astaire  •  Marjorie Reynolds  •  Virginia Dale

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fred Astaire  •  Marjorie Reynolds  •  Virginia Dale

Going My Way (1944)

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Frank McHugh  •  James Brown

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Frank McHugh  •  James Brown

High Society (1956)

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Grace Kelly  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Celeste Holm

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Grace Kelly  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Celeste Holm

High Time (1960)

Despite the dissapproval of his grown son and daughter, 51 year old widdower and wealthy restauranteur Harvey Howard (Bing Crosby) decides it's 'high time' to he gets his college degree. And he's in for the full ride: living in the dorms, joing a fraternity, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fabian  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Nicole Maurey

Despite the dissapproval of his grown son and daughter, 51 year old widdower and wealthy restauranteur Harvey Howard (Bing Crosby) decides it's 'high time' to he gets his college degree. And he's in for the full ride: living in the dorms, joing a fraternity, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fabian  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Nicole Maurey

My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Pepe (1960)

Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno is a hired hand, Pepe, employed on a ranch. A boozing Hollywood director buys a white stallion that belongs to Pepe's boss. Pepe, determined to get the horse back (as he considers it his family), decides to take off to Hollywood. There he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Cantinflas  •  Shirley Jones  •  Dan Dailey  •  Bing Crosby

Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno is a hired hand, Pepe, employed on a ranch. A boozing Hollywood director buys a white stallion that belongs to Pepe's boss. Pepe, determined to get the horse back (as he considers it his family), decides to take off to Hollywood. There he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Cantinflas  •  Shirley Jones  •  Dan Dailey  •  Bing Crosby

Road to Bali (1953)

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye

Road to Morocco (1942)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Anthony Quinn

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Anthony Quinn

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.  •  Bing Crosby

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.  •  Bing Crosby

Scared Stiff (1953)

A nightclub singer and his partner escape mobsters by fleeing to Cuba with a beautiful heiress, who has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island. The trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Carmen Miranda

A nightclub singer and his partner escape mobsters by fleeing to Cuba with a beautiful heiress, who has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island. The trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Carmen Miranda

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Jack Kinney  •  James Algar
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Eric Blore  •  J. Pat O'Malley

The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Jack Kinney  •  James Algar
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Eric Blore  •  J. Pat O'Malley

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Charlton Heston  •  Dorothy Lamour

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Charlton Heston  •  Dorothy Lamour

King of Jazz (1930)

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Murray Anderson
CAST:  Paul Whiteman  •  John Boles  •  Laura La Plante  •  Jeanette Loff

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Murray Anderson
CAST:  Paul Whiteman  •  John Boles  •  Laura La Plante  •  Jeanette Loff

White Christmas (1954)

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Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Danny Kaye  •  Rosemary Clooney  •  Vera-Ellen

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Danny Kaye  •  Rosemary Clooney  •  Vera-Ellen

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Father O'Malley, the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way', continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Henry Travers  •  William Gargan

Father O'Malley, the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way', continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo McCarey
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Henry Travers  •  William Gargan

That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

Blue Skies (1946)

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler  •  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fred Astaire  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Billy De Wolfe

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler  •  Mark Sandrich
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Fred Astaire  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Billy De Wolfe

Road to Rio (1947)

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Gale Sondergaard

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Gale Sondergaard

Son of Paleface (1952)

Peter Potter Jr. returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Jane Russell  •  Roy Rogers  •  Trigger

Peter Potter Jr. returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Jane Russell  •  Roy Rogers  •  Trigger
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