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Crosby Death #46152

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1977
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(Studio) Death of singer/actor Bing Crosby at golf course in Madrid, Spain, noted. Crosby nearly died last year following fall from stage during TV show taping. Survivors include widow, Kathryn, 7 children and 12 grandchildren.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Reporter traces Crosby's career. Was born in Tacoma, and raised in Spokane, WA; came E. in 1926 and began rise to fame when CBS signed him to do radio show. (Photos and films shown.) In one poll in 1940's, Crosby was more popular than Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman or the Pope. His last television interview was with Barbara Walters 5 mos. ago. (Interview shown.) [CROSBY - gets embarrassed when he's called "legend," because feels he's not done anything to merit it.]
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Comments of Crosby's movie partner and friend, comedian Bob Hope, noted; Hope cancels New Jersey appearance. Special, entitled "Bing Crosby: A Memorial", to be shown later; time noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Martin, John;
Walters, Barbara

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