Knowledge Identifier: +Bing_Crosby
In 1906, Crosby's family moved to Spokane, Washington
Joan Marsh - Marsh made her last film appearance as a child in 1921, and returned to films with a role in "King of Jazz" , in which she sang with Bing Crosby
Paul Whiteman - In late 1926 Whiteman signed three candidates for his orchestra: Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, and Harry Barris.
Crosby soon became the star attraction of the Rhythm Boys, and in 1928 had his first number one hit with the Whiteman orchestra, a jazz-influenced rendition of "Ol' Man River"
Bix Beiderbecke - In the meantime, Beiderbecke played on four number-one records in 1928, all under the Whiteman name: "Together," "Ramona," "My Angel," and "Ol' Man River", which featured Bing Crosby on vocals.
Hoagy Carmichael - Carmichael composed and recorded "Up a Lazy River" in 1930 and the first recorded version of "Stardust" with lyrics was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1931
Louis Armstrong - His 1930s recordings took full advantage of the new RCA ribbon microphone, introduced in 1931, which imparted a characteristic warmth to vocals and immediately became an intrinsic part of the 'crooning' sound of artists like Bing Crosby.
Lionel Stander - In the 1930s and 1940s he was on the "Eddie Cantor Show", Bing Crosby's KMH show, the "Lux Radio Theater" production of "A Star Is Born", "The Fred Allen Show", the "Mayor of the Town" series with Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead, "Kraft Music Hall" on NBC, "Stage Door Canteen" on CBS, the "Lincoln Highway Radio Show" on NBC, and "The Jack Paar Show", among others
Spike Jones - In the 1930s he joined the Victor Young orchestra and thereby got many offers to appear on radio shows, including Al Jolson's "Lifebuoy Program", "Burns and Allen", and Bing Crosby's "Kraft Music Hall"
White Christmas - Crosby had separate charting singles in every calendar year between 1931 and 1954; the annual re-release of "White Christmas" extended that streak to 1957
Toby Wing - In 1931 she became one of the first Goldwyn Girls, and in 1932 she was seen in Mack Sennett-produced comedies made by Paramount, one starring Bing Crosby
Carl Fenton - Under the direction of Greenberg, the Carl Fenton Orchestra moved to radio, where they co-starred with a young Bing Crosby from 1931-1932 on the CBS network
Crosby played the lead in a series of sound era musical comedy short films for Mack Sennett, signed a long-term deal with Jack Kapp's new record company Decca, and starred in his first full-length feature, 1932's "The Big Broadcast", the first of 55 films in which he received top billing
Lionel Hampton - In 1934 he led his own orchestra, and appeared in the 1936 Bing Crosby film Pennies From Heaven alongside Louis_Armstrong.
By 1936, he'd replaced his former boss, Paul Whiteman, as the host of NBC's "Kraft Music Hall", the weekly radio program where he remained for the next ten years
Ethel Merman - Merman initially was overlooked for the 1936 screen adaptation of "Anything Goes" when Bing Crosby insisted his wife Dixie Lee be cast as Reno Sweeney opposite his Billy Crocker, but when she unexpectedly dropped out of the project Merman was given the opportunity to reprise the role she had originated on stage
Jimmy Dorsey - On August 17, 1936, Bing Crosby recorded "Pennies from Heaven" with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, a recording that went number one for ten weeks and became one of the top records of 1936.
Glenn Miller - The Big Broadcast of 1936 starred Bing Crosby, George_Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Jack Oakie, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and featured other performances by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers, who would appear with Miller again in two movies for Twentieth Century Fox in 1941 and 1942.
Josephine Antoine - Outside of incidental occasions such as with Bing Crosby on KPO, October 22, 1936, Miss Antoine appeared for some years on "The Carnation Contented Hour" radio program
Spike Jones - From 1937 to 1942, he was the percussionist for the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, which played on Bing Crosby's first recording of "White Christmas
Del Mar Fairgrounds - Its Del Mar racetrack was built by the Thoroughbred Club in 1937 by founding members Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien with Paramount Studios as corporate sponsor
Shirley Ross - Ross would make a considerably bigger splash with her next Robin-Rainger assignment, "Blue Hawaii," sung as a duet with Bing Crosby in the 1937 film "Waikiki Wedding
The Mutual network, on the other hand, had pre-recorded some of its programs as early as the 1938 run of "The Shadow" with Orson Welles
Jack Carson - Radio was another source of employment for the team, starting with a 1938 appearance on the "Kraft Music Hall" when Bing Crosby hosted the show
Gregory Gaye - Gaye, in a role he was getting used too, played Count Georges De Remi in "Paris Honeymoon" starring Bing Crosby in 1939
Roy Brown (blues musician) - Back cover of "We Came To Party", presumably by Roy Brown himself After a move to Los Angeles , California some time in the 1940s, and a brief period spent as a professional boxer in the welterweight category, he won a singing contest in 1945 at the Million Dollar Theater covering "There's No You", originally recorded by Bing Crosby
Alexis Smith - During the 1940s she appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" , Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain and "San Antonio" , Humphrey Bogart in "Conflict" and "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" , Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in "Night and Day" , and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom"
Robert E. Dolan - He became music director for MGM in 1941 and moved on to Paramount, where he was music director for 16 Bing Crosby pictures
Decca Records - In 1942, American Decca released the first recording of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
Buck Ram - Kent and Gannon revised and re-copyrighted their song on September 27, 1943, and it was this version that Bing Crosby made famous
Alexander M. Poniatoff ordered his Ampex company, which he'd founded in 1944, to manufacture an improved version of the Magnetophone
From 1946 until the end of his life, he was part-owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates
Dean Martin - By 1946, Martin was doing relatively well, but was still little more than an East Coast nightclub singer with a common style, similar to that of Bing Crosby
Jackie Robinson - According to a poll conducted in 1947, Robinson was the second most popular man in the country, behind Bing Crosby
Dick Haymes - He joined Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters for an historic session in 1947 producing the Billboard hit "There's No Business Like Show Business", as well as "Anything You Can Do "
Bob Hope - Hope bought a share of the Los Angeles Rams football team in 1947 with Bing Crosby and sold it in 1962
Louis Armstrong - In 1950, Bing Crosby, the most successful vocalist of the first half of the 20th century, said, "He is the beginning and the end of music in America.
Bing Crosby Enterprises , gave the world's first demonstration of videotape recording in Los Angeles on November 11, 1951
Rear Window - At one point, the voice of Bing Crosby can be heard singing "To See You Is to Love You", originally from the 1952 Paramount film "Road to Bali"
Julie Andrews - In November 1955 Andrews was signed to appear with Bing Crosby in what is regarded as the first made-for-television film, "High Tor"
Buddy Bregman - Bing Crosby's 1956 album "Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings" which Bregman arranged and conducted later went platinum
Johnny Duncan (bluegrass musician) - His first unsuccessful solo recording was a cover version of Hank Williams' "Kaw-Liga", but in 1957 his recording of a calypso called "Last Train To San Fernando" became the seventeenth most popular recording of that year in the UK, when its only rivals were Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day"; "True Love" by Bing Crosby and "Diana" by Paul Anka
Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film) - It was a hit for Bing Crosby in 1957, and was a staple of the easy-listening genre for many years: "Around the world I searched for you / I traveled on when hope was gone to keep a rendezvous
Hound Dog (song) - In 1958, the "Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel" single became just the third record to sell more than three million copies, following Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Gene Autry's "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Rosemary Clooney - Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her "White Christmas" co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business
Tom Waits - He later admitted that he was not a fan of the 1960s music scene, stating, "I wasn't thrilled by Blue Cheer, so I found an alternative, even if it was Bing Crosby
Gene Kelly - Kelly frequently appeared on television shows during the 1960s, but his one effort at television series, as Father Chuck O'Malley in Going My Way (196263), based on the Best Picture of 1944 starring Bing Crosby, was dropped after thirty episodes, although it enjoyed great popularity in Roman Catholic countries outside of the United States.
Jim Backus - An avid golfer, Backus made the 36-hole cut at the 1964 Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament
Beverly Garland - In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom "The Bing Crosby Show"
His son, Lindsay Howard, became one of Crosby's closest friends; Crosby named his son Lindsay after him, and would purchase his 40-room Hillsborough, California estate from Lindsay in 1965
Max Bell - Among his biggest victories, Bell won the 1965 Irish Derby with the colt Meadow Court, whom he had sold one-third shares of ownership to McMahon and Bing Crosby just prior to the race
Max Bell - The pair joined with singer Bing Crosby to win the Irish Derby in 1965 while he and McMahon won the 1968 Queen's Plate
Peter R. Arnott - On April 1, 1967, the band appeared on the television show "The Hollywood Palace", with Bing Crosby as guest host
Cyril Ornadel - "At My Time of Life" from "Great Expectations" was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1976
Phil Harris - After Crosby died in 1977, Harris sat in for his old friend doing color commentary for the telecast of the annual Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Kathryn Crosby - Since Bing Crosby's death in 1977, she has taken on a few smaller roles and the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical "State Fair"
Elmo Tanner - He was posthumously inducted into the Whistlers' Hall of Fame in 1991, joining previous inductees Bing Crosby and Fred Lowery
Jessica Martin - In 2008, she joined author and columnist Mark Steyn to release a cover of "It's a Marshmallow World", a holiday song first popularized by Bing Crosby