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Bing Crosby

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Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor


Who was Bing Crosby?

Bing Crosby was an American singer and movie actor. His record albums have sold over half a billion copies and he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for motion pictures, radio, and audio recording. He is the first actor to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the same character, Father Chuck O'Malley in Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's. He won the award for Going My Way.

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby on 03 May 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. His parents were Harry Lincoln Crosby (aka Harry Lowe Crosby) and Catherine Harrigan. It is said that his nickname Bing was derived from “Bingo from Bingville” which a neighborhood kid had taken to calling him. The name was a reference to humorist Newton Newkirks hillbilly parody The Bingville Bugle which was a feature in the Sunday edition of the Spokane newspaper The Spokesman-Review.

Famous Kin

Bing Crosby has a number of Mayflower kinships. He is the direct descendant of William Brewster and a 7th great-grandnephew of John Howland and Edward Winslow. His presidential connections include Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes, Calvin Coolidge, Ulysses S. Grant and others. He has a kinship to the current royal family of Queen Elizabeth II and to the infamous, accused murderess Lizzie Borden.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Bing Crosby

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Peter Worden Jr.

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jane Clark

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Sherburne

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Sprague Grayden

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

7th cousin 13 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Alexander Carpenter

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Brewster

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 9 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

10th cousin 9 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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