Harry Lillis (Bing) Crosby was born May 2, 1903, in Tacoma, Washington. He was the 20th century’s first multi-media entertainer: a star on radio, in movies and in chart-topping recordings (with 38 No. 1 singles, led by White Christmas and Silent Night). He sang on 4,000 radio shows from 1931 to 1962 and was the top-rated radio star for 18 of those years. His many film performances include the series of “Road” comedies he made with pal Bob Hope, such as The Road To Zanzibar. He won the best actor Oscar for playing an easygoing priest in Going My Way. He starred in The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Country Girl and White Christmas. With ticket sales of over 1 billion, Crosby ranks as the 3rd most popular actor of all time, after Clark Gable and John Wayne, and the most electronically recorded voice in history. He died on October 14, 1977.
Taissa (tie-E-sa) Farmiga was born August 17, 1994 in Readington, New Jersey. Her older sister Vera persuaded her to perform in Higher Ground, for which Taissa received rave reviews. She soon joined TV series American Horror Story (2011 to present). She appeared in the crime film The Bling Ring, the romantic comedy At Middleton, and the psychological thriller Anna. She starred in the biographical crime drama Jamesy Boy, the horror comedy The Final Girls, and the romantic drama 6 Years. Taissa appeared in the revenge western In a Valley of Violence, the comedy-drama Rules Don’t Apply, and the drama What They Had. She played in the comedy film The Long Dumb Road, the horror film The Nun, and the adaptation of the mystery novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle. She currently appears in The Mule.
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Steve Carell (Vice, Welcome To Marwen) made his film debut as a waiter in 1991's Curly Sue.
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