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"My singing is natural - I don't think it's stylistic. It doesn't sound like a trained voice. I never did learn to breathe the way you're supposed to."
The story of a man who became a legend within a lifetime
1: The Old Groaner
Douglas Fairbanks Jr tells the story with Bing and the voices of this week's guests: Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle, Ken Carpenter, Rosemary Clooney, Gary Crosby, Larry Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Matty Malneck, Jack Mass, Anthony Quinn, Al Rinker, John Scott Trotter, Rudy Vallee and Army Archerd who writes:
"... You couldn't talk about motion pictures, popular music, or any part of entertainment without including Bing Crosby in the top ten of all time..."
Script and research by Charles Thompson
Producer Brian Willey
(' Where there's life there's Bing ': page 8)


Presenter: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Interviewee: Richard Arlen
Interviewee: Mary Carlisle
Interviewee: Ken Carpenter
Interviewee: Rosemary Clooney
Interviewee: Gary Crosby
Interviewee: Larry Crosby
Interviewee: Bob Hope
Interviewee: Dorothy Lamour
Interviewee: Matty Malneck
Interviewee: Jack Mass
Interviewee: Anthony Quinn
Interviewee: Al Rinker
Interviewee: John Scott Trotter
Interviewee: Rudy Vallee
Interviewee: Army Archerd
Script and research: Charles Thompson
Producer: Brian Willey

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