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Segment 3 (Bing Crosby) #490911

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1977
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(Studio) Death of Harry Lillis (Bing) Crosby will cause sadness to millions around world.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Report on Crosby's career. (Photos shown; audio is Crosby singing.) Crosby began in vaudeville; won Academy Award for film role in "Going My Way", but was perhaps best remembered in films made with Bob Hope, the "Road..." pictures. (Scenes from movie and film of 2 at Army camp in World War II shown.) There was to have been another "Road..." picture made this year, with Crosby, Hope and Dorothy Lamour, to be called "The Road" "to the Fountain of Youth." Crosby's career at its height in 1940's. Injury last March recalled. Last United States performance, 3 weeks ago, in Concorde, California. (Film shown.) [CROSBY - had wanted to be in show business since childhood.] "White Christmas" popularity noted. [CROSBY - sings" White Christmas," with family.] Crosby dies of heart attack while playing golf in Spain, at age 73.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Special broadcast on Crosby to be shown later tonight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:05:00

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