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Crosby Death and Funeral #46192

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 18, 1977
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(Studio) Bing Crosby is buried in early morning ceremony. Body was flown to Los Angeles on Monday.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Los Angeles, California) Crosby's body is brought home Monday night; his death is mourned worldwide. [Kathryn CROSBY - notes love shown by so many people; thinks they cared for Bing because he was like next-door neighbor.] In order to keep within Crosby's wishes for small, simple funeral, service is held in early morning at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, so that crowds wouldn't gather. Among those invited, besides family, are Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Phil Harris and Rosemary Clooney. Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery, beside Crosby's 1st wife, Dixie Lee, who died 25 years ago of cancer. [Reverend Ellwood KIESER - makes last remarks.]
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera

Rivera, Geraldo;
Walters, Barbara

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