Bing Crosby Jr
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Harry Lillis Crosby Jr (1903 - 1977)

Harry Lillis (Bing) Crosby Jr
Born in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Sep 1930 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Died in Madrid, Madrid, Españamap
Profile manager: J. Salsbery private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jan 2011
This page has been accessed 8,205 times.

Biography

Notables Project
Bing Crosby Jr is Notable.

Bing Crosby was best known as a singer/crooner/actor from the 1940-1980 era. His voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. [1]

Crosby won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way, and was nominated for his reprise of the role in The Bells of St. Mary's opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of four actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award. Crosby is one of the 22 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (a star for motion pictures, radio, and audio recording).[2]

Bing was a celebrity friend of golf who founded his own PGA Tour event (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am). He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. [3]

Harry "Bing" Lillis Crosby, Jr. was born on 3 May 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. He was the fourth of seven children: brothers Larry (1895–1975), Everett (1896–1966), Ted (1900–1973), and Bob (1913–1993); and two sisters, Catherine (1904–1974) and Mary Rose (1906–1990). The family moved to Spokane, Washington, when Bing was about three years old, and that is where Bing went to school and college, attending Gonzaga University for three years. [4]

His parents were Harry Lillis Crosby, Sr. (1870–1950), a bookkeeper, and Catherine Helen (known as Kate) (née Harrigan; 1873–1964). Crosby's mother was a second generation Irish-American. His father was of English descent; some of his ancestors had emigrated to America in the 17th century, and included Mayflower passenger William Brewster (c. 1567 – April 10, 1644).[5]

Bing passed away October 14, 1977.[6]

Sources

  1. Bing Crosby at Wikipedia
  2. Bing Crosby at Wikipedia
  3. World Golf Hall of Fame
  4. Bing Crosby at Wikipedia
  5. Bing Crosby at Wikipedia
  6. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 August 2020), memorial page for Bing Crosby (3 May 1903–14 Oct 1977), Find A Grave: Memorial #244, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.
  • Bing Crosby at Wikipedia
  • Bing Crosby
  • "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHFZ-P5M : accessed 05 Dec 2013), Harry Crosby in household of Harry L Crosby, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing sheet , family 57, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821942.
  • "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCQZ-8G5 : accessed 05 Dec 2013), Harry L Crosby Jr. in household of Harry L Crosby, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0039, sheet , family 75, NARA microfilm publication .
  • "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JM-KMN : accessed 30 Jul 2014), Harry Louis Crosby in entry for Harry Lillis Crosby and Wilma Winifred Wyatt, 29 Sep 1930; citing p. 36, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2074879.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #244, database and images (accessed 22 December 2020), memorial page for Bing Crosby (3 May 1903–14 Oct 1977), citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Memories: 2
Enter a personal reminiscence or story.
Bing Crosby is my 7th cousin 1X removed through my mother's family. His ancestors were originally Cape Codders.
posted 23 Dec 2020 by Nancy (Small) Downing   [thank Nancy]
Bing Crosby is my eighth cousin. How do you like me now? I have his direct line verified. I have my direct line verified.
posted 20 May 2019 by Anonymous Rankin   [thank Anonymous]
Login to add a memory.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Bing's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.

Simplified.

Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 5

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Bing Crosby was my 10th cousin on my father's side and we share an ancestor(s) that arrived on the Mayflower in 1620
posted by Mike Cook
Bing Crosby was my 7th cousin 3 times removed on my father's (Joseph Morehouse) father's (Joseph Elijah Morehouse) branch of my family.
posted by Sherie Morehouse
Bing Crosby is my 10th cousin.
posted by Gail (Andrews) Hardy
Hi there profile managers!

We plan on featuring Bing as the Example Profile of the Week in the Connection finder on December 23rd. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. We know it's short notice, so don't fret too much. Just do what you can. A Team member will check on the profile Tuesday and make changes as necessary.

Thanks! Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
please consider adding "He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978."
posted by Gil Davis