The Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby Show, The

Bing Crosby

Born on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington

Died on October 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain of a heart attack


CBS, NBC, ABC, 1931-1956

Beginning in 1931 with a 15-minute program called "Fifteen Minutes with Crosby," Bing Crosby appeared on several different shows with several different titles, including "The Woodbury Radio Program," and "The Kraft Music Hall," of which he was the star for over ten years. His low-key converational humor and relaxed singing style were much the same on all the shows. Many of his associates were with him for many years; among them Ken Carpenter as announcer and John Scott Trotter as orchestra leader. The 1946-1949 show, technically named "Philco Radio Time," was the first major transcribed network show. There was also a morning disc jockey program in 1948 called "This Is Bing Crosby," and a later series of five-minute programs called "The Ford Road Show."