Singer Bing was born as Harry Lillis Crosby on May 13, 1903 in Tacoma, WA to an American father, Harry Lowe and Irish-American mom, Kate Harrigan. The family moved to Spokane WA in 1906. The family was the fourth among the seven kids with brothers Larry, Everett, Ted, and Bob and sisters Catherine and Mary Rose. The family went to Gonzaga University in Spokane and took up law. Nevertheless, he was more thinking about drums and singing with all the neighborhood band. The family and the band’s piano player, Al Rinker, left Spokane and moved to la in 1925.
Bing Crosby Net Worth $50 Million
In the early 1930s, his brother Everett sent a record while Bing is singing I Surrender, Dear to the president of CBS. His live performances in New York were carried over in the national radio network for 20 consecutive weeks in 1932. His success on the radio led the Paramount Pictures to contain him in the film The Big Broadcast (1932) that features radio favorites. During the Great Depression, his song about not wanting a bundle of cash to generate life happy was the right message. As well as his buddy Bob Hope, the made in the chain of Road comedies. He won the Best Actor in Oscar because of his performance as the easygoing priest in Going My Way (1944).
Bing Crosby is married to Dixi Lee (September 29, 1930 — her death in November 1, 1952) and they had four children. Then he married Kathryn Grant on October 24, 1957 and they had three children. Bing liked to play golf. He expired in age 74 (October 14, 1977) of heart attack while playing golf in a course outside Madrid in Spain after he finished a tour of England that contained a sold out engagement in the London Palladium.