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Birth Name:Harry Lillis Crosby
Birth Place:Tacoma, Washington, United States
Profession Actor, singer
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.
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.
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. See the celebs we lost this year"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 ...
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...
Question: I've been a fan of Andy Williams for years and years, but I can't remember: Was The Andy Williams Show his first TV series? Thank you for your help; I'm a fan of yours, too.Answer: Technically speaking, no, Nancy, though what constitutes a regular series in this case isn't an easy call. Williams' first regular TV gig was The Andy Williams and June Valli Show, which ran twice a week in 15-minute segments in the summer of 1957. The following year Williams again landed a summer show, The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams, when he was asked to fill in while Pat Boone took a break. He then met with success the year after doing the same thing for Garry Moore. You could argue, however, that until Williams landed NBC's The Andy Williams Show in 1962, he wasn't really given a true series that was all his own. Certainl