Crosby in 1951
|Born||Harry Lillis Crosby Jr.
May 3, 1903
|Died||October 14, 1977
|Cause of death||
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (
The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses.
 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
Crosby won an
Crosby influenced the development of the postwar
Crosby was born on May 3, 1903
He was the fourth of seven children: brothers
In 1910, seven-year-old Harry Crosby Jr. was forever renamed. The Sunday edition of the
In 1917, Crosby took a summer job as property boy at Spokane's "Auditorium," where he witnessed some of the finest acts of the day, including
Crosby graduated from Gonzaga High School (today's