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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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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Freeman

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Howland

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jane Clark

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

9th cousin
via Stephen Tracy

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed
via William Brewster

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Constant Southworth

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

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

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

19th cousin
via Richard FitzAlan

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Ellen Newton

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Brooke Adams

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Ellen Newton

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

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

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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