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Bob Crosby

  • American musician
  • Born August 23, 1913
  • Died March 9, 1993

George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and bandleader, best known for his group the Bob-Cats, which formed around 1935. The Bob-Cats was a New Orleans Dixieland-style jazz octet. He was the younger brother of famed singer and actor Bing Crosby. On TV, Bob Crosby guest-starred in The Gisele MacKenzie Show and was also seen on The Jack Benny Program. Crosby hosted his own afternoon TV variety show on CBS, The Bob Crosby Show, which aired from 1953 to 1957.


I think probably the one trait that would concern me about brother Bing would be his lack of responsibility.




But just as I was ready to call it quits, I got the necessary money from a third party, who had been instructed by Bing to help me out, without letting me know where the help came from.




I didn't want people to say his brother Bing sings better than he does.




He wanted me to learn to stand on my own feet, and to make it impossible for me to thank him.




Bing was always hesitant to accept appreciation in any form.



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