Bing Crosby
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1903
Date of Death: 1977
Cause of Death: Massive Heart Attack
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Poet, Businessman
Spouse: Dixie Lee

Kathryn Crosby

Children: Six
Political Party: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Down to Earth
Type of Appearance: On a movie screen
"News From the Front"
POD: December 8, 1941
Type of Appearance: Oblique contemporary reference
Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death.

One of the first multimedia stars, from 1934 to 1954 Bing Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses.

Between 1940 and 1962, Crosby starred with Bob Hope in seven films known as the "Road to" series.

Bing Crosby in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Bing Crosby starred in The Bells of St. Mary's along with Ingrid Bergman in 1945. In 1946, the McGraw family saw the film the night before Diana McGraw went to Washington, DC.[1]

Bing Crosby in WorldwarEdit

In 1964, Bing Crosby starred with Red Skelton in a movie in which the two comedians got the best of a number of Lizards.[2]

Bing Crosby in "News From the Front"Edit

On January 15, 1942, Variety reported that the new anti-war film The Road to Nowhere was in production, with "two big stars and a gorgeous gal."

Literary commentEdit

Although the names of Crosby, Hope, and Lamour are not mentioned in the story, this is a clear reference to their "Road to" films.


  1. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 141.
  2. Down to Earth, pg. 206 PB, 163 HC.