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. Bob Crosby guest-starred in The Gisele MacKenzie Show and was a regular on The Jack Benny Program. He also hosted his own afternoon variety show, The Bob Crosby Show, which aired from 1953 to 1957. Crosby received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960, for television (at 6252 Hollywood Boulevard) and radio (at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard).

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.