Bing Crosby

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  • Birth Name: Harry Lillis Crosby
  • Birth Place: Tacoma, WA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/03/1903, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 10/14/1977
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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The Biz: American Masters Rediscovers Bing Crosby

Whenever director Robert Trachtenberg tells people he's made a film about Bing Crosby, he says, "The overwhelming response is, 'He's the guy who hit his kids.'" The actor-crooner's Daddy Dearest image was shaped by the 1983 tell-all memoir from son Gary. But Trachtenberg believes Bing Crosby: Rediscovered, his latest project for American Masters (Tuesday at 8/7c on PBS), will remind viewers that despite his flaws, Crosby is one of the 20th century's most influential pop culture figures.

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VIDEO: Episode 15

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Episode 15
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Length: 05:35:49
Aired: 1/7/1971

Guests: Bing Crosby, The Supremes, David Steinberg watch

VIDEO: Episode 14

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Length: 22:00
Aired: 1/7/1971

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Credits

Year Title Description
2010 Les Paul TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling TV Show Series, Performer
2010 The Legendary Bing Crosby TV Show Series, Performer
2008 The Cinematographer TV Show Series, Appearing
2003 The Great American Songbook TV Show Series, Performer

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Watch the Best Holiday Music Videos of All Time

Holiday entertainment isn't just about cheesy movies and TV specials, there are corny music videos too!

Yahoo Music counts down the 15 best holiday music videos of all time, from David Bowie and Bing Crosby's odd duet for MTV on "Little Drummer Boy" to boy band 'NSync's politically correct "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" and, of course, Band Aid's altruistic single "Feed the World," which showed us that, before they all became ridiculous public figures, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, and Boy George are all really good singers.

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Comedy Writer Hal Kanter Dies at 92

Hal Kanter, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the groundbreaking series Julia, has died. He was 92.

Kanter died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at California's Encino Hospital, his daughter, Donna Kanter, told the Los Angeles Times.

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"What a dear man," friend Carl Reiner said. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it. Any time he ...
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All My Children Alum Mary Fickett Dies at 83

All My Children star Mary Fickett died Thursday, according to The Associated Press. She was 83.

Fickett, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of nurse Ruth Martin, was... read more

Years and years ago I saw a ...

Question: Years and years ago I saw a movie about an aristocratic family who get stranded on a desert island with their servants and at some point the blue bloods have to acknowledge that the butler and other servants are more inventive, ingenious, resourceful and street-smart than they are. So the servants take charge, until — if my memory serves me correctly — they're rescued, brought back to England and everybody goes back to his or her original position in the pecking order. I saw it as a kid — I'm 43 now — and think it was an older movie already. But every time I think about this adventure/psychological drama, it seems to me that it would be a nice story to remake. Answer: The story is definitely The Admirable Crichton, which started life as a play by James M. Barrie — yes, the man who wrote Peter Pan. It's been filmed three times already, first by Cecil B. DeMille read more

Do you know the name of the ...

Question: Do you know the name of the first-ever made-for-TV movie?


Answer: Like all "first" questions, this one is thorny. Generally speaking, the first two made-for-TV movies are considered to have been The Killers and The Hanged Man, both of which date from 1964 and were made by MCA-Universal under the aegis of superagent-turned-media-mogul Lew Wasserman. Wasserman, who shepherded Universal into the world of television production and distribution, saw an opportunity to leverage one of the company's assets — a huge library of old movies — by remaking them for TV. The Killers was a remake of a 1946 film starring Burt Lancaster and based on Ernest Hemingway's short story read more

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