BING CROSBY has had remarkable staying-power in the entertainment world and his career spans at least thirty-five years, as singer, film actor, and general entertainment handyman. He sees nothing remarkable in that and still insists on wondering what the fuss is about.
TONY THOMAS , who compiled this programme and knows Bing Crosby well, disagrees
Broadcast on April 2. 1968
New series 1/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known associates of Bing Crosby, who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits - including 36 US number ones. Featuring input and memories from Crosby's nephew Howard - who sings like Bing - former Verve boss Buddy Bregman, 89-year-old Hollywood producer AC Lyles, Crosby's widow Kathryn and daughter Mary, and Neal Hotelling, who runs what was one of Bing's favourite golf clubs. Producer Neil Rosser
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A new three-part series in which Pat Boone assesses the legacy of Bing Crosby , who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits-including 36 American number ones - nearly all of which are now unknown to generations weaned on the sexier syle of Sinatra and his descendants.
Producer Roy Oakshott
5/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known friends, family and associates of Bing Crosby , who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century. The series continues with a look at Bing's radio, TV, stage and studio work in London and Los Angeles, with input from record producer Ken Barnes , arranger/ producer Buddy Bregman , scriptwriter Hal Kanter (The Bing Crosby Show) and Bing's widow Kathryn and daughter Mary.
2/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known friends, family and associates of Bing Crosby , who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits - including 36 US number ones. The journey continues with a stopover in the brewing town of Spokane, Washington, where
Crosby grew up, nurtured a talent for drinking and started singing. With input and memories from
Crosby's nephew Howard, 89-year-old Hollywood producer AC Lyles, historian Martin McOuade and 91-year-old former Paramount Pictures publicity head Jerome Pickman , who recalls Bing's formidable business sense.
Twenty Years in Show Business
A tribute to Bing Crosby from many of the well-known artists with whom he has been associated throughout the years
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Amos and Andy
Dorothy Kirsten Louis Armstrong
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
with Rhonda Fleming In this colourful musical comedy Bing Crosby plays
Hank Martin , a handyman from Connecticut who falls from his horse in 1910 and wakes to find himself transported to sixth-century Camelot at the court of King Arthur.
Screenplay by EDMUND BELOIN from a story by MARK TWAIN
Produced by ROBERT FELLOWS Directed by TAY GARNETT 0 FILMS: page 14
(by permission of Columbia Pictures)
Screen play by Jo Swerling from the original story ' The Peacock Feather ' by Catharine Leslie Moore. Lyrics by John Burke. Music by Arthur Johnston. Radio score by Jack Beaver
Others taking part: Macdonald Parke , Alan Keith , Joan Young ,
The Three for a Song
The Cavendish Three
The BBC Revue Chorus and Augmented Variety Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Production by Douglas Moodie
Over the long-distance telephone from London to Glasgow producer
Douglas Moodie auditioned Buddy Logan , who plays Bing Crosby 's part in this radio version of the popular film. Moodie wanted the perfect Crosby voice, and in fifteen seconds knew he had found it. Buddy has studied Crosby for years, claims that there is not a manner or inflection that he has not got ' pat.' He is a nephew of Ella Logan , famous for her swing settings of Scottish and other songs.
Starring Bing Crosby and special guest star, Perry Como with The Crosby Boys
Dennis, Phillip, and Lindsay, Elaine Dunn, Sandy Stewart.
A programme recorded in America
BING CROSBY with guest stars,
CAROL LAWRENCE and THE CROSBY BOYS
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Bins Crosby has had remarkable staying-power in the entertainment world and his career spans at least thirty-five years, as singer, film actor, and general entertainment handyman. He sees nothing remarkable in that and still insists on wondering what all the fuss is about.
TONY Thomas , who compiled this programme and knows Bing Crosby well, disagrees
A gala programme starring two of the world's top entertainers
BING CROSBY and BOB HOPE with STELLA STEVENS, JOSE
FELICIANO DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES
A programme produced at the Hollywood Studios of Paramount Pictures where the famous team of Crosby and Hope made many of their great successes.
Produced by RAY CHARLES Directed by MARC BREAUX First shown on BBC-1
For nearly 15 years, the Bing Crosby Christmas Shows were a memorable part of American TV's Yuletide celebrations.
Tonight we join the Crosby family as they take a nostalgic took back at the warmth, the humour and the music of some of these shows. starring Fred Astaire , David Bowie , Jackie Gleason , Robert Goulet , Michael Landon and Connie Stevens.
Written by BUZ KOHAN
Produced and directed by BOB FINKEL
Writer and record producer Ken Barnes explores the story of Bing Crosby 's radio career which began in the thirties and lasted for almost 30 years. This celebration of those golden wireless years includes extracts from Crosby's shows, when he duetted with some of the world's best-known entertainers, like Garland, Fitzgerald and Sinatra. Producer Caroline Barbour
A profile of singer, actor and American icon Bing Crosby , chronicling his life from birth in Tacoma, Washington in 1903, via fame as a 1930s crooner in Hollywood - Crosby made more successful recordings than Sinatra and the Beatles combined -to star of the big and small screens through roles in White Christmas, High Society and his own television show. Director Nigel Algar; Series producer Paul Kerr
New recordings of Bing Crosby 's favourite melodies
A tonic for the times
Listen to some records of Bing Crosby in a happy frame of mind
with John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra, Trudio Erwin , the Charioteers, Frank McHugh , and Bing Crosby
with John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra, Trudie Erwin , the Charioteers, Eddie Bracken and Bing Crosby
Excerpts from the sound-track of the Paramount production, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Joan Caulfield. Edited by Lilian Duff and introduced by John Fitchen