See all. Mai 03, - Okt 14, age 74 5' 7" 1,70 m. Other popular celebrities Kathryn Crosby. Search the latest about Bing Crosby on Bing. Timeline All. Shall We Dance? Bing Crosby, Vol. It includes Crosby's signature song "White Christmas", the best-selling single of all time with estimated sales of over 50 million copies worldwide. The album has sold over 15 million copies and is the second best-selling Christmas album of all-time behind Elvis' Christmas Album, which has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide.
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He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. His live performances from New York were carried over the national radio network for 20 consecutive weeks in His radio success led Paramount Pictures to include him in The Big Broadcast , a film featuring radio favorites. His songs about not needing a bundle of money to make life happy was the right message for the decade of the Great Depression. His relaxed, low-key style carried over into the series of "Road" comedies he made with pal Bob Hope. He won the best actor Oscar for playing an easygoing priest in Going My Way
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Harry Lillis " Bing " Crosby Jr. 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 , Elvis Presley ,  John Lennon ,  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. Mary's opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. Crosby influenced the development of the postwar recording industry.
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