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Bing Crosby

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.[1] Crosby is known for creating the style of music that Perry Como,[2] Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin would later copy. Crosby said that he was inspired by Al Jolson.[3]

He sang "White Christmas" and it became "the best-selling record of all time." Irving Berlin wrote this song.[4] In 1962, Crosby became the first person ever to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[5]

Crosby was a Roman Catholic.[6] He died of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain.