How rich is Bing Crosby?


How rich is Harry Lillis Crosby?

Harry Lillis Crosby Net Worth:
$50 Million

Harry Lillis Crosby Net Worth:

| website = bingcrosby.comHarry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations; this allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.Crosby exerted an important influence on the development of the postwar recording industry. He worked for NBC at the time and wanted to record his shows; however, most broadcast networks did not allow recording. This was primarily because the quality of recording at the time was not as good as live broadcast sound quality. While in Europe performing during the war, Crosby had witnessed tape recording, on which The Crosby Research Foundation would come to have many patents. The company also developed equipment and recording techniques such as the laugh track which are still in use today. In 1947, he invested $50,000 in the Ampex company, which built North America's first commercial reel-to-reel tape recorder. He left NBC to work for ABC because NBC was not interested in recording at the time. This proved beneficial because ABC accepted him and his new ideas. Crosby then became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. He gave one of the first Ampex Model 200 recorders to his friend, musician Les Paul, which led directly to Paul's invention of multitrack recording. Along with Frank Sinatra, Crosby was one of the principal backers behind the famous United Western Recorders recording studio complex in Los Angeles.During the "Golden Age of Radio", performers often had to recreate their live shows a second time for the west coast time zone. Through the medium of recording, Crosby constructed his radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) being used in motion picture production. This became the industry standard.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
Birth date: May 2, 1903
Death date: 1977-10-14
Birth place: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession: Soundtrack, Actor, Producer
Education: Gonzaga Preparatory School, Gonzaga University, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka
Nationality: American
Spouse: Kathryn Crosby
Children: Mary Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Dennis Crosby, Harry Crosby
Parents: Harry Lincoln Crosby, Catherine Harrigan, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka
Siblings: Bob Crosby, Larry Crosby, Everett Crosby, Ted Crosby, Mary Rose Crosby, Catherine Crosby, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Peabody Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, American Music Award of Merit, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka
Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, NME Award for World's Outstanding Popular Singer, NME Award for Favourite US Male Singer, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka
Movies: Going My Way, High Society, White Christmas, Road to Morocco, Holiday Inn, Road to Singapore, The Country Girl, Road to Bali, Road to Utopia, Road to Zanzibar, Road to Rio, The Road to Hong Kong, The Bells of St. Mary's, Here Comes the Groom, The Emperor Waltz, The Big Broadcast, Pennies from Heaven, High Time, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Blue Skies, Here Come the Waves, Top o' the Morning, Stagecoach, Welcome Stranger, Sing You Sinners, King of Jazz, Rhythm on the River, East Side of Heaven, Little Boy Lost, Riding High, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Waikiki Wedding, We're Not Dressing, Mr. Music, If I Had My Way, Rhythm on the Range, Going Hollywood, Say One for Me, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Birth of the Blues, Here Is My Heart, Double or Nothing, Too Much Harmony, She Loves Me Not, That's Entertainment!, The Star Maker, Anything Goes, Paris Honeymoon, My Favorite Blonde, Man on Fire, College Humor
TV shows: The Hollywood Palace, The Bing Crosby Show, The Edsel Show
Source: Wikipedia

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