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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) was an American singer and 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 Al Jolson.
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.
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- Gilliland 1994, cassette 3, side B.
- Harris, Roy J. (2009-12-11). "Irving Berlin's White Christmas | Masterpiece by Roy J. Harris Jr. - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703499404574561734246276554.html. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "GRAMMY.com". GRAMMY.com. 2009-02-08. http://www2.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Lifetime_Awards/. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley