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Bing Crosby

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The Resume

    (May 2, 1904-October 14, 1977)
    Birth name was Harry Lillis Crosby
    Died at 73 in Madrid, Spain from a heart attack
    Won the 1944 Oscar for Best Actor (Going My Way)
    Recorded the #1 song of all time 'White Christmas'
    Hosted 'That's Entertainment! (1974)'
    Hosted his own variey show 'The Bing Crosby Show (1964)'
    Starred in a series of road pictures with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour including 'Road to Hong Kong (1962),' 'Road to Bali (1952),' 'Road to Rio (1947),' 'Road to Hollywood, The (1946),' 'Road to Utopia (1946),' 'Road to Victory (1944),' 'Road to Morocco (1942),' 'Road to Zanzibar (1941)' and 'Road to Singapore (1940)'
    Starred in 'Stagecoach (1966),' 'Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964),' 'High Time (1960),' 'Anything Goes (1956),' 'High Society (1956),' 'Country Girl, The (1954),' 'Rear Window (1954),' 'White Christmas (1954),' 'Son of Paleface (1952),' 'Top o' the Morning (1949),' 'Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949),' 'My Favorite Brunette (1947),' 'Blue Skies (1946),' 'Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945),' 'Higher and Higher (1944),' 'Going My Way (1944),' 'Dixie (1943),' 'Holiday Inn (1942),' 'My Favorite Blonde (1942),' 'Angels of Mercy (1941),' 'Swing with Bing (1937),' 'Pennies from Heaven (1936),' 'Big Broadcast of 1936 (1936),' 'Anything Goes (1936),' 'Sing, Bing, Sing (1933),' 'Big Broadcast (1932),' 'One More Chance (1931),' 'Two Plus Fours (1930)' and 'King of Jazz, The (1930)'

Why he might be annoying:

    His children accused him of being an abusive father.
    All four of his sons suffered from depression and two of them committed suicide.
    He smoked.
    His persona was of being a gentle caring calm guy was in sharp contrast to his cold and strict upbringing of his children.
    He wore a toupee.
    He was color blind.
    He did a mutually embarrassing Christmas special, where he sung 'Little Drummer Boy' with David Bowie.
    Because his ears were extremely large, he sometimes would tape them back before filming.
    He developed his crooning style of singing 'bub bub boo,' because he would forget the lyrics to the song, it later became his trademark and was actually written into the lyrics.
    He got his nickname Bing because he was a fan of the comic strip 'The Bingville Bugle,' in which the main character had big ears (like himself).

Why he might not be annoying:

    His great grandfather Nathaniel helped found Olympia Washington and Portland Oregon.
    He won seven swimming medals by age twelve.
    He played high school baseball and football.
    During World War II, he got lost and was behind enemy lines.
    He donated his Oscar to his alma mater Gonzaga University.
    His grand daughter Denise Crosby starred on Star Trek the Next Generation and posed nude for Playboy.
    He was the most successful recording artist according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
    He was a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 139 Votes: 66.91% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 55 Votes: 47.27% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 286 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 267 Votes: 56.93% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 49 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 616 Votes: 78.41% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 38 Votes: 84.21% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 237 Votes: 49.79% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 53 Votes: 45.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 56 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 59 Votes: 54.24% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 215 Votes: 56.28% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 223 Votes: 48.88% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 725 Votes: 35.45% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 123 Votes: 36.59% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 270 Votes: 43.70% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1117 Votes: 39.48% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 628 Votes: 44.27% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1044 Votes: 41.57% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 699 Votes: 54.08% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 5513 Votes: 35.23% Annoying