Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) was an
actor. His singing career was around fifty years long and more than 500 million records of his have been sold worldwide. Crosby is known for creating the style of music that
Perry Como,Frank Sinatra, and
Dean Martin would later copy. Crosby said that he was inspired by
He sang "
White Christmas" and it became "the best-selling record of all time."
Irving Berlin wrote this song. In 1962, Crosby became the first person ever to receive the
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.