Bing Crosby's Leading Ladies

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Bing Crosby's Leading Ladies

American crooner and actor Bing Crosby exchanges a chaste kiss with Sharon Lynn in a scene from the film 'The Big Broadcast', directed by Frank Tuttle for Paramount.  

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Bing Crosby sings a romantic song with Judith Allen, from the light musical 'Too Much Harmony', directed by A Edward Sutherland for Paramount. Judith Allen was a former model discovered by Cecil B. DeMille. She went on to marry (and divorce) three times including a wrestling champion, a boxer and a book publisher.

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Bing Crosby and Marion Davies sit at table in a scene from the film 'Going Hollywood', 1933. Davies began her career as a model and a Ziegfeld girl in the Ziegfeld Follies. She is also known for her relationship with William Randolph Hearst and his formation of Cosmopolitan Pictures, which produced many of her starring roles. The two hosted many lavish parties at their Beverly Hills estate with guests including Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw and a young John F. Kennedy. In 2001, Kirsten Dunst played Davies in Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow, which was based on Davies and Hearst's affair.

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 Singer and actor Bing Crosby and actress Joan Bennett in a scene from the film 'Mississippi', directed by A Edward Sutherland for Paramount. Joan Bennett also starred in Father of the Bride, Little Women, and the original Dark Shadows as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard - a role that was taken on by Michelle Pfeiffer in 2012. Bennett's later career was marked by scandal after her husband and film producer, Walter Wanger, shot her agent, Jennings Lang amid suspicion of an affair.

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Bing Crosby holding Shirley Ross and ukulele in a scene from the film 'Waikiki Wedding', 1937.

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Bing Crosby holds onto his collar as Mary Carlisle give him an annoyed glance while sitting on a bench next to each other in a scene from the film 'Doctor Rhythm', 1938. Mary Carlisle went on to marry New York sociality James Blakely and became the manager of the Elizabeth Arden Salon in Beverly Hills.

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Canadian comic actor Ned Sparks stars with American actors Louise Campbell, Linda Ware and Bing Crosby in the Paramount film 'The Star Maker'.  

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Entertainers Bing Crosby and Franciska Gaal perform in a scene from the movie 'Paris Honeymoon' which was released in 1939.

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Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, and Bob Hope in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'Road to Morocco', 1942. The trio created several Road to... movies, including Road to Singapore, Road to Zanzibar, Road to Utopia, Road to Rio, and Road to Bali. Lamour reportedly had a relationship with J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, early in her career.

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American actors Bing Crosby and Lucille Ball sit with scripts in their laps.  

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Entertainers Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope in a still from the movie 'The Road To Utopia' which was released in 1946.

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Russian-born director Lewis Milestone, American singer and actor Bing Crosby, Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Hungarian actor Stephen Bekassy on the set of Milestone's romantic drama 'Arch Of Triumph', April 1947.

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Joan Fontaine and Bing Crosby cheek to cheek in a scene from the film 'The Emperor Waltz', 1948.

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Entertainer Bing Crosby and Nancy Olson pose for a portrait to promote the release of their movie 'Mr. Music' which was released in 1950.

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Entertainers Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman perform in a scene from the movie 'Here Comes The Groom' which was released in 1951.

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Entertainers Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman act in a scene from the movie 'Just For You' which was released in 1952.

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Bing Crosby and Colette Deréal publicity portrait for the film 'Little Boy Lost', 1953.

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Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, and Bob Hope in contrasting Scottish and Balinese outfits in a publicity shot for Hal Walker's musical comedy 'Road to Bali', 1952.

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Actors Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden appear in a still from the movie 'The Country Girl' which was released in 1954. Crosby and Kelly later dated and also starred together in 'High Society'.

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American singer and actors Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby talking on the set of director Michael Curtiz's film, 'White Christmas'.  

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Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly at wedding altar in a scene from the film 'High Society', 1956. 'High Society' was Kelly's last film appearance before becoming Princess of Monaco. The ring she wore in the move was the actual Cartier engagement ring given to her by Prince Rainier III, her future husband.

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Bing Crosby talking to Mitzi Gaynor in a scene from the film 'Anything Goes', 1956.

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Bing Crosby looking over at Inger Stevens in a scene from the film 'Man On Fire', 1957. Though the film was not well-received, Stevens and Crosby began a relationship despite their 31-year age difference. During their relationship, however, Crosby was also dating Kathryn Grant whom he would marry later that year.

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Photo of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour.

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Bing Crosby was one of the most iconic singers and actors of his time. It's impossible to hear the song "White Christmas" without thinking of his trademark bass-baritone voice, which made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century.

"White Christmas" was first introduced on a Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1941. It was also featured soon thereafter in Crosby's 1942 movie, Holiday Inn. Croby's leading lady in the film, actress Marjorie Reynolds, is one of many famous ladies Crosby accompanied on the silver screen. And who can forget about Crosby's second holiday film, "White Christmas," which premiered in 1954, and starred the gorgeous Rosemary Clooney. These fashionable and iconic actresses have not only shared the stage with Crosby but created memorable scenes still talked about today.


As the holidays quickly approach - which at StyleList means watching lots of memorable Christmas movies - we're taking a look back at the stylish leading ladies in Bing Crosby's films and the leading ladies in his life.

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