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.