Bob Crosby

Bob Crosby
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Crosby in 1953
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Robert Crosby
Born(1913-08-23)August 23, 1913
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
DiedMarch 9, 1993(1993-03-09) (aged 79)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
GenresSwing, big band, Dixieland
Occupation(s)Bandleader, Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1931–1993
Associated actsBing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Gisele MacKenzie, Jack Benny

George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and bandleader, best known for his group the Bob-Cats, which formed around 1935. The Bob-Cats was a New Orleans Dixieland-style jazz octet. He was the younger brother of famed singer and actor Bing Crosby. Bob Crosby guest-starred in The Gisele MacKenzie Show and was a regular on The Jack Benny Program. He also hosted his own afternoon variety show, The Bob Crosby Show, which aired from 1953 to 1957. Crosby received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960, for television (at 6252 Hollywood Boulevard) and radio (at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard).

Early years

Crosby was born in Spokane, Washington,[1] to English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby (1871–1950) and Irish-American Catherine Harrigan (1873–1964, affectionately known as Kate), the daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland.[2] The couple had seven children: Larry (1895–1975), Everett (1896–1966), Ted (1900–1973), Harry (1903–1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby), Catherine (1905–1974), Mary Rose (1907–1990), and George Robert, popularly known as Bob (1913–1993).

Crosby attended Gonzaga College, but he dropped out to seek a career in music. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marines, leading a band for much of his time in service.[2]

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