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Name Crosby, Bing
Notes "Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)[1] was an American singer and actor.[2] Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion[3] records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.[4]
"The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses.[5] His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. This allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como,[6] Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII.[7][8] Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.[8]
"Crosby 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 opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of four actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award.[9] He is one of the 22 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (a star for motion pictures, radio, and audio recording).
"Crosby also exerted an important influence on the development of the postwar recording industry. He became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. Through the medium of recording, Crosby constructed his radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) used in motion picture production, which became the industry standard. In addition to his work with early tape recording, he helped to finance the development of videotape, bought television stations, bred racehorses, and co-owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team."
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_Crosby 1/3/2016]
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Role Artist
Othernames Harry Lillis Crosby
Born 5/3/1903
Deceased 10/14/1977
Deceased where Alcobendas, Spain
Occupation Singer
Actor
Ampex Dealer
Financer
Racehorse Breeder
Co-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Titles & honors Acadamy Award for Best Actor for role as Father Chuck O'malley in "Going My Way", 1944
Received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award, 1963
Education Gonzaga University
Places of residence Hillsborough, CA
Spouse Kathryn Crosby (m. 1957-1977)
Dixie Lee (m. 1930-1952)
Children Mary Crosby
Gary Crosby
Nathanial Crosby
Harry Crosby
Lindsay Crosby
Dennis Crosby
Phillip Crosby

Associated Records

Image of 2014.029.005 - Poster of 1998 Decorators' Show House of the Crosby Estate, 1998. Color poster, 18 x 24, with an overall background color of sage green. At the top of the poster in darker green print text reads, "APRIL 26 - MAY 24." Around the edges of the poster is a white border and breaking the line of the border is a picture in each corner. The top right hand picture is a painting of a woman wearing a hat and a white dress. In the lower right-hand corner is a picture of three red roses with three green leaves. In the upper left corner is a picture of an Oscar statue. In the lower left-hand corner there is a picture of an ornate chair. The chair has cupid and flower decorations on the cushion. A large oval appears at center outlined by two darker green lines. Above the oval in dark gray writing is, "1998 DECORATORS' SHOW HOUSE." Below the word 'SHOW' is a graphic of a black and yellow butterfly with motion lines. Inside the circle is a photograph of the Hillsborough Crosby estate that shows a white house with a gray roof. There is a lawn visible around the building. On the lawn in white cursive script is "The Crosby Estate." To the right inside the oval is an illustration of Bing Crosby wearing a brimmed hat and smoking a pipe.  He is wearing a light blue collared shirt, a darker blue sweater, gray pants, and golf shoes. His left arm is bent with his fist on his hip and he holds a golf club in his right hand. Crosby stands with his right leg over his left. The illustration of Crosby is printed over the photo of the estate at center with his lower legs outside of the oval on the background of the poster. Text at the bottom of the poster reads, "BENEFITING THE COYOTE POINT MUSEUM  /  FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION."

2014.029.005 - Poster of 1998 Decorators' Show House of the Crosby Estate, 1998. Color poster, 18 x 24, with an overall background color of sage green. At the top of the poster in darker green print text reads, "APRIL 26 - MAY 24." Around the edges of the poster is a white border and breaking the line of the border is a picture in each corner. The top right hand picture is a painting of a woman wearing a hat and a white dress. In the lower right-hand corner is a picture of three red roses with three green leaves. In the upper left corner is a picture of an Oscar statue. In the lower left-hand corner there is a picture of an ornate chair. The chair has cupid and flower decorations on the cushion. A large oval appears at center outlined by two darker green lines. Above the oval in dark gray writing is, "1998 DECORATORS' SHOW HOUSE." Below the word 'SHOW' is a graphic of a black and yellow butterfly with motion lines. Inside the circle is a photograph of the Hillsborough Crosby estate that shows a white house with a gray roof. There is a lawn visible around the building. On the lawn in white cursive script is "The Crosby Estate." To the right inside the oval is an illustration of Bing Crosby wearing a brimmed hat and smoking a pipe. He is wearing a light blue collared shirt, a darker blue sweater, gray pants, and golf shoes. His left arm is bent with his fist on his hip and he holds a golf club in his right hand. Crosby stands with his right leg over his left. The illustration of Crosby is printed over the photo of the estate at center with his lower legs outside of the oval on the background of the poster. Text at the bottom of the poster reads, "BENEFITING THE COYOTE POINT MUSEUM / FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION."

Poster of 1998 Decorators' Show House of the Crosby Estate, 1998. Color poster, 18 x 24, with an overall background color of sage green. At the top of the poster in darker green print text reads, "APRIL 26 - MAY 24." Around the edges of the poster is a white border and breaking the line of the border is a picture in each corner. The top right hand picture is a painting of a woman wearing a hat and a white dress. In the lower right-hand corner is a picture of three red roses with three green leaves. In the upper left corner is a picture of an Oscar statue. In the lower left-hand corner there is a picture of an ornate chair. The chair has cupid and flower decorations on the cushion. A large ova

Image of 2014.029.001 - Sport Coat Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1959 - 1977. Plaid jacket predominately green with white yellow, purple, and black colors integrated into the pattern. Jacket has a wide collar.  Two gray buttons hold the jacket shut. On the right towards the center are two pockets. Top pocket is 4" wide with a 2" flap. Pocket below is 6" long with no flap. On the left side towards the top is a 4" pocket. On the bottom left is a 6" pocket. At the end of each sleeve are two small gray buttons. The jacket is partially lined with a grayish-brown material with a satin finish. The inside of the sleeves is lined in a white fabric with a satin finish. Towards the top of the coat interior near the collar is a white label with blue text that reads, "BING CROSBY." On the inside right there is a 6" pocket. Below the pocket is a black patch with embroidered cursive white writing that reads, "Tony DeGrandis  /  INC." Around the patch is white stitching. The back of the jacket has a 12.5" slit. Jacket shoulders are padded.

2014.029.001 - Sport Coat Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1959 - 1977. Plaid jacket predominately green with white yellow, purple, and black colors integrated into the pattern. Jacket has a wide collar. Two gray buttons hold the jacket shut. On the right towards the center are two pockets. Top pocket is 4" wide with a 2" flap. Pocket below is 6" long with no flap. On the left side towards the top is a 4" pocket. On the bottom left is a 6" pocket. At the end of each sleeve are two small gray buttons. The jacket is partially lined with a grayish-brown material with a satin finish. The inside of the sleeves is lined in a white fabric with a satin finish. Towards the top of the coat interior near the collar is a white label with blue text that reads, "BING CROSBY." On the inside right there is a 6" pocket. Below the pocket is a black patch with embroidered cursive white writing that reads, "Tony DeGrandis / INC." Around the patch is white stitching. The back of the jacket has a 12.5" slit. Jacket shoulders are padded.

Sport Coat Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1959 - 1977. Plaid jacket predominately green with white yellow, purple, and black colors integrated into the pattern. Jacket has a wide collar. Two gray buttons hold the jacket shut. On the right towards the center are two pockets. Top pocket is 4" wide with a 2" flap. Pocket below is 6" long with no flap. On the left side towards the top is a 4" pocket. On the bottom left is a 6" pocket. At the end of each sleeve are two small gray buttons. The jacket is partially lined with a grayish-brown material with a satin finish. The inside of the sleeves is lined in a white fabric with a satin finish. Towards the top of the coat interior near the collar is a white

Image of 2014.029.002 - Cashmere Scarf Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1950s - 1977. Scarf is solid red with one and a quarter inch fringe on both ends. There is a manufacturer label on the back right hand corner of the scarf. It has a graphic of a sheep with "HILLTOP BRAND" printed above. To the bottom right of the sheep it says "REGD." On the right side of the label text reads "100% PURE  /  CASHMERE  /  MADE IN GT. BRITAIN."  A cloth label is adhered at bottom center next to the manufacturer label. The label is white with blue ink text that reads "Bing Crosby."

2014.029.002 - Cashmere Scarf Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1950s - 1977. Scarf is solid red with one and a quarter inch fringe on both ends. There is a manufacturer label on the back right hand corner of the scarf. It has a graphic of a sheep with "HILLTOP BRAND" printed above. To the bottom right of the sheep it says "REGD." On the right side of the label text reads "100% PURE / CASHMERE / MADE IN GT. BRITAIN." A cloth label is adhered at bottom center next to the manufacturer label. The label is white with blue ink text that reads "Bing Crosby."

Cashmere Scarf Worn by Bing Crosby, c. 1950s - 1977. Scarf is solid red with one and a quarter inch fringe on both ends. There is a manufacturer label on the back right hand corner of the scarf. It has a graphic of a sheep with "HILLTOP BRAND" printed above. To the bottom right of the sheep it says "REGD." On the right side of the label text reads "100% PURE / CASHMERE / MADE IN GT. BRITAIN." A cloth label is adhered at bottom center next to the manufacturer label. The label is white with blue ink text that reads "Bing Crosby."

Image of 2014.029.003 - Golf Club 'Wood' owned and used by Crosby, n.d. Golf club handle is spiral-wrapped leather. 
The top of the handle is black plastic. The shaft is metal. Three and one half inches below the handle is an adhesive sticker that reads, "Mac Hunter Company  /  True Temper Dynamic  /  MADE IN USE." "Mac Hunter" is in black ink on a transparent background and the rest of the text is transparent on a black background. At the base of the club is gold-colored wire wrapped tightly around the metal shaft onto the wooden strike plate. Strike plate is polished wood with a flattened side exposing lighter-colored wood. On top of the strike plate the wood grain has a teardrop pattern. The bottom has a metal plate with an engraved red figure swinging a golf club. Engraved text colored green on the plate reads "Auld  /  Classic  /  MID  /  SPOON." A sticker is adhered 12" from the bottom of the club. Text on the sticker in black ink reads, "True Temper (R) /  FINEST QUALITY  /  MADE IN U.S.A."

2014.029.003 - Golf Club 'Wood' owned and used by Crosby, n.d. Golf club handle is spiral-wrapped leather. The top of the handle is black plastic. The shaft is metal. Three and one half inches below the handle is an adhesive sticker that reads, "Mac Hunter Company / True Temper Dynamic / MADE IN USE." "Mac Hunter" is in black ink on a transparent background and the rest of the text is transparent on a black background. At the base of the club is gold-colored wire wrapped tightly around the metal shaft onto the wooden strike plate. Strike plate is polished wood with a flattened side exposing lighter-colored wood. On top of the strike plate the wood grain has a teardrop pattern. The bottom has a metal plate with an engraved red figure swinging a golf club. Engraved text colored green on the plate reads "Auld / Classic / MID / SPOON." A sticker is adhered 12" from the bottom of the club. Text on the sticker in black ink reads, "True Temper (R) / FINEST QUALITY / MADE IN U.S.A."

Golf Club 'Wood' owned and used by Crosby, n.d. Golf club handle is spiral-wrapped leather. The top of the handle is black plastic. The shaft is metal. Three and one half inches below the handle is an adhesive sticker that reads, "Mac Hunter Company / True Temper Dynamic / MADE IN USE." "Mac Hunter" is in black ink on a transparent background and the rest of the text is transparent on a black background. At the base of the club is gold-colored wire wrapped tightly around the metal shaft onto the wooden strike plate. Strike plate is polished wood with a flattened side exposing lighter-colored wood. On top of the strike plate the wood grain has a teardrop pattern. The bottom has a metal p

Image of 2014.029.007 - Autographed Bing Crosby Vinyl Pillow, n.d. Rectangular pillow has a black and white photograph of Bing Crosby printed on vinyl fabric on the front side with glossy vinyl fabric on the back and sides. The black fabric has a pattern of creases running through it. The sides of the pillow are an inch and a half deep. The photograph on the front shows Bing Crosby in three quarter profile with his face turned toward the camera. He is wearing a plaid jacket with white buttoned down shirt, tie, and pants. He is wearing a white brimmed hat with a black band. His right arm is visible with the hand inside the pocket. He is standing outdoors with a building and a large tree in the background. The pillow is signed in the center with blue ink that reads, "To Priscella  /  Yours  /  Bing  /  Crosby."

2014.029.007 - Autographed Bing Crosby Vinyl Pillow, n.d. Rectangular pillow has a black and white photograph of Bing Crosby printed on vinyl fabric on the front side with glossy vinyl fabric on the back and sides. The black fabric has a pattern of creases running through it. The sides of the pillow are an inch and a half deep. The photograph on the front shows Bing Crosby in three quarter profile with his face turned toward the camera. He is wearing a plaid jacket with white buttoned down shirt, tie, and pants. He is wearing a white brimmed hat with a black band. His right arm is visible with the hand inside the pocket. He is standing outdoors with a building and a large tree in the background. The pillow is signed in the center with blue ink that reads, "To Priscella / Yours / Bing / Crosby."

Autographed Bing Crosby Vinyl Pillow, n.d. Rectangular pillow has a black and white photograph of Bing Crosby printed on vinyl fabric on the front side with glossy vinyl fabric on the back and sides. The black fabric has a pattern of creases running through it. The sides of the pillow are an inch and a half deep. The photograph on the front shows Bing Crosby in three quarter profile with his face turned toward the camera. He is wearing a plaid jacket with white buttoned down shirt, tie, and pants. He is wearing a white brimmed hat with a black band. His right arm is visible with the hand inside the pocket. He is standing outdoors with a building and a large tree in the background. The pillow

Image of 2014.029.008 - Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,blue and green paint, and painted gold trim. In a gold trimmed oval at the front of the base text reads "An  /  American Tradition" in gold paint. Text around the base in white text on a green background reads "CYPRESS POINT - PEBBLE BEACH  -  SPYGLASS HILL." Molded into the bottom of the decanter is a six pointed leaf shaped logo with "asi" in the center. Also molded next to that is "(c) 1980". There is a black ink stamp with a rectangular border that reads "AN ARISTO-CRAFT CREATION  /  of  /  Aesthetic Specialties Inc.  /  None GENUINE without my signature  /  Charles A Wittwore [cursive script]  /  Charles A Wittwore." Also on the bottom is a gold adhesive label that reads "CONTAINER  /  MADE IN TAIWAN."

2014.029.008 - Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,blue and green paint, and painted gold trim. In a gold trimmed oval at the front of the base text reads "An / American Tradition" in gold paint. Text around the base in white text on a green background reads "CYPRESS POINT - PEBBLE BEACH - SPYGLASS HILL." Molded into the bottom of the decanter is a six pointed leaf shaped logo with "asi" in the center. Also molded next to that is "(c) 1980". There is a black ink stamp with a rectangular border that reads "AN ARISTO-CRAFT CREATION / of / Aesthetic Specialties Inc. / None GENUINE without my signature / Charles A Wittwore [cursive script] / Charles A Wittwore." Also on the bottom is a gold adhesive label that reads "CONTAINER / MADE IN TAIWAN."

Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,

Image of 2014.029.009 - Portrait Bust of Bing Crosby by Dutch Bieber, 1976. Portrait bust ends at shoulders with no arms visible. Figure is wearing a collared shirt. Figure is shown with a pipe in his mouth that protrudes out to the right side. Towards the figure's mouth the pipe is missing plaster and structural wire is exposed. Figure is wearing a flat topped hat with a 2" brim. Plaster is painted a brownish-bronze color. Hair is carved into the sculpture. Statue is mounted on rectangular wood base.

2014.029.009 - Portrait Bust of Bing Crosby by Dutch Bieber, 1976. Portrait bust ends at shoulders with no arms visible. Figure is wearing a collared shirt. Figure is shown with a pipe in his mouth that protrudes out to the right side. Towards the figure's mouth the pipe is missing plaster and structural wire is exposed. Figure is wearing a flat topped hat with a 2" brim. Plaster is painted a brownish-bronze color. Hair is carved into the sculpture. Statue is mounted on rectangular wood base.

Portrait Bust of Bing Crosby by Dutch Bieber, 1976. Portrait bust ends at shoulders with no arms visible. Figure is wearing a collared shirt. Figure is shown with a pipe in his mouth that protrudes out to the right side. Towards the figure's mouth the pipe is missing plaster and structural wire is exposed. Figure is wearing a flat topped hat with a 2" brim. Plaster is painted a brownish-bronze color. Hair is carved into the sculpture. Statue is mounted on rectangular wood base.

Image of 2014.029.006 - untitled, (Bing Crosby Family Photograph with Kathryn Crosby and Their Children), c. 1972-1977

2014.029.006 - untitled, (Bing Crosby Family Photograph with Kathryn Crosby and Their Children), c. 1972-1977

Silver Gelatin Print, Bing Crosby Family Photograph with Kathryn Crosby and Their Children, c. 1972-1977. Black and white photograph shows a group portrait with Bing Crosby at center flanked by two women at his side (his wife, Kathryn Crosby and daughter Mary Frances) and two young men behind him (sons Harry and Nathaniel). Crosby wears a dark jacket, shirt, tie, and pants. His hands are placed on his knees and he is looking at the camera. He has a large button on his jacket. Text on the button reads "UNITED STATES OPEN 1972 PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA." Crosby and the two women are sitting on a bench. Katheryn sits on his right wearing a light colored suit and a blouse with a graphic pattern. M

Image of 2015.001.05961 - Bing and Kathryn Crosby, 1964

2015.001.05961 - Bing and Kathryn Crosby, 1964

Bing and Kathryn Crosby, 1964. Black and white negative of Bing and Kathryn Crosby at a formal event. Bing Crosby wears a tuxedo with a top hat and Kathryn wears a white brocade dress with a silk shawl and white gloves.They both smile as they talk to a man whose back is to the camera. There are a number of people behind them in the upper left corner of the image. In the background a sign reads, "MS KALES." Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.07299.1 - Bing Crosby in Hillsborough, 1965

2015.001.07299.1 - Bing Crosby in Hillsborough, 1965

Bing Crosby in Hillsborough, 1965. Black and white negative of Bing Crosby outside of his home in Hillsborough, California. He wears a plaid sports coat and hat and carries a golf club. He stands in front of a a brick building with vines along the wall and a Ford Comet automobile. The Comet was the offical car of the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that this was a publicity shot for the opening of Pebble Beach.