crooningstyle and was an important influence on the development of American popular singing. In 1944 he won an Academy Award for his performance in Going My Way. Crosby's other notable films include numerous
Roadmovies costarring Bob Hope, The Country Girl (1955), High Society (1956), and Stagecoach (1966).
See his autobiography, Call Me Lucky (1953); K. Crosby, Bing and Other Things (1967); G. Giddens, Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams, The Early Years, 1903–1940 (2001) and Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940–1946 (2018)
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