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Bing Crosby Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Bing Crosby information - please enjoy!

Bing Crosby Sings His Most Famous Movie Songs
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Road Movies
The Music of Bing Crosby

Did You Know?

... the heirs of Bing Crosby maintain a Official Bing Crosby Website.

… that Bing Crosby is one of only three actors who have received multiple Best Actor nominations for playing the same character - in Bing's case Father O'Malley in Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's. Learn more about the other two actors in our Tribute to Paul Newman and our Tribute to Al Pacino.

… that Bing Crosby (who's real name is Harry) got his nickname from the comic strip "The Bingville Bugle" that was syndicated in newspapers across America in the early 1900's. The title character of the strip was called Bingo - and so was young Harry for nearly all of his childhood. As he reached adulthood, the "O" was dropped and Bing he remained for the rest of his life.

… that Bing Crosby performed his most famous song "White Christmas" in two movies Holiday Inn and White Christmas. The song is Bing Crosby's best-selling recording, the Best-Selling Single All-Time (and in any category) and hit the Top 30 Charts 16 times over the course of his career. To find your favorite Bing Crosby recording visit our feature The Music of Bing Crosby and don't forget to visit our Tribute to White Christmas.

… that Bing Crosby loved to play golf and was a big fan of the professional golfers on the PGA tour. In fact, he loved the game so much he was moved to develop the format of the now familiar Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament. The first Hollywood star to lend his name to a PGA tournament, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was originally called the Bing Crosby Pebble Beach Tournament and raised millions of dollars for various charities.

… that Bing Crosby was also a big baseball fan, owning 15% of the Pittsburgh Pirates for more than 25 years from the 40's to the 60's. His cameo in the original 1951 version of Angels in the Outfield was as the owner of the Pirates.

… that Bing Crosby really was good friends with Road movie companion Bob Hope. They made seven Road movies together, traveling to different exotic locations (Bali, Hong Kong, Morocco, Rio, Singapore, Utopia and Zanzibar) and bringing with them their own irreverent brand of humor and style. Learn more in our Crosby and Hope Road Movie Feature

On Location

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Bing Crosby's stars:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

1611 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA

Walk of Fame Star

6769 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Walk of Fame Star

6751 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Burial Place of Bing Crosby
Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Ave. Culver City, CA

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High Society

Well, Did you Evah? ( High Society ):

"Have you heard? It's in the stars - Next July we collide with Mars. - Well, did you evah? - What a swell party, a swell party, a swellegant, elegant party this is!"

Bing starred in High Society with Frank Sinatra. What other movie did they star in together?