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From where did Bing Crosby get his famous nickname?
Who wrote “White Christmas”?
What’s the first film to feature “White Christmas?”
In what year did Bing do his first Crosby family TV special with second wife Kathryn Crosby, daughter Mary Crosby, and sons Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby?
Sally Struthers guest stars on Christmas with the Bing Crosbys (1972). She won two Emmys for what classic getTV sitcom ?
Fred Astaire is Bing's guest in Merry Christmas Fred, From The Crosby’s (1975). In what film did they co-star?
What star of The Honeymooners appears on Bing's second-to-last special, Bing Crosby’s White Christmas (1976)?
What song did David Bowie sing with Bing on his final special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas (1977)?
Two years after Bing’s death, daughter Mary Crosby achieved fame on what nighttime soap opera?
How many copies of “White Christmas” have been sold since Bing first recorded the song in 1942?
When Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. was 7, his neighbor nicknamed him “Bingo” based on “The Bingville Bugle" comic in The Spokane Spokesman-Review. He later dropped the “o."
Irving Berlin (1888–1989) wrote the Christmas classic in sunny La Quinta, California or Phoenix, Arizona, depending upon which story you believe! Not a snowflake was in sight!
Bing first sings “White Christmas” with Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears) in Holiday Inn (1942). It went on to be the centerpiece of White Christmas (1954) 12 years later!
Bing first sings “White Christmas” with Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears) in Holiday Inn (1942). It went on to be the centerpice of White Christmas (1954) 12 years later!
Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas debuted December 14, 1971. It was the Crosby family’s first special after appearing together on holiday episodes of The Hollywood Palace.
Sally Struthers scored five Emmy nominations as Gloria Bunker Stivic on All In The Family, winning two! See it weeknights on getTV!
Thirty-three years after they first shared the screen in Holiday Inn (1942), Bing and Fred Astaire reunited for this special, originally broadcast on December 3, 1975.
Jackie Gleason guest stars on Bing Crosby’s White Christmas (1976). Bing had appeared on Gleason's variety show in 1969 in a Honeymooners sketch!
The iconic moment from this program is Bing’s duet of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” with David Bowie, which has since become a holiday standard.
In 1979, Mary (age 20) took on the role of Kristin on Dallas. "All my life people thought of me as Bing Crosby's daughter," she said. "Now they'll remember me as the person who shot J.R."
“White Christmas” remains the best-selling single of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold. Not bad for a song about snow written in the sunshine!
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