Bing Crosby and Friends

 

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby, a multimedia star was among leaders in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses throughout most of his career. As a singer, with over 190 soundtracks and recordings to his credit and over half a billion records in circulation, he was one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century. As an actor, with 1,077,900,000 movie tickets sold, Crosby is by that measure the third most popular actor of all time, behind Clark Gable and John Wayne. He won an Academy Award 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 the next year, becoming the first of four actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. He has 85 titles to his credit as an actor in movies and television, and over 100 credits as himself in various television shows and specials. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award. Crosby is one of the 22 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

In his career, Crosby performed with some of the biggest names in entertainment. These are just a few:

 

“There is nothing in the world I wouldn`t do for Hope, and there is nothing he wouldn`t do for me… We spend our lives doing nothing for each other.” ~ Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

 

“Frank (Frank Sinatra) is a singer who comes along once in a lifetime, but why did he have to come in mine?” ~ Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

 

“But when you`re in a picture with Astaire, you`ve got rocks in your head if you do much dancing. He`s so quick-footed and so light that it`s impossible not to look like a hay-digger compared with him.” ~ Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire

 

“The most talented woman I ever knew was Judy Garland. She was a great, great comedienne and she could do more things than any girl I ever knew. Act, sing, dance, make you laugh. She was everything. I had a great affection for her. Such a tragedy. Too much work, too much pressure, the wrong kind of people as husbands.” ….. “There wasn`t a thing that gal couldn`t do, except look after herself.” ~ Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Judy Garland

Bing Crosby and Judy Garland

 

“She`s a great lady, with great talent and kind, considerate, friendly with everybody. She was great with the crew and they all loved her.” ~ Bing Crosby on Grace Kelly

 

Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly - "High Society" 1956

Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly – “High Society” 1956

 

“The best way to get along with Bing was to forget first of all that he was Bing Crosby. It was not always easy.” … “Bing had a brilliant mind and an original wit. That casual delivery combined with an unexpectedly wide vocabulary. It was a great device for comedy and also an effective way of communicating with an audience or with a person.” ~ Rosemary Clooney a 1978 comment about Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney

Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney

 

“A lot of people think that Bing was a loner, but Bing was a very loyal friend.” ~ Bob Hope

 

Golfing Buddies - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra.

Golfing Buddies – Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra.

 

Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby

Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby and Jack Benny

Bing Crosby and Jack Benny

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