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BING CROSBY AND HIS FIRST FAMILY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 9, 1996
This program features excerpts from selected radio broadcasts between 1945 and 1954 featuring Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby, Bing’s sons Gary, Philip, Dennis and Lindsay, and Bing’s wife Dixie Lee Crosby.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #165 (4-26-45) Frank Sinatra is visited by Bing’s four boys – Gary, 11, twins Philip and Dennis, 9, Lindsay, 6 — all members of the Sinatra Fan Club!
BING CROSBY SHOW (11-16-49) Bing is visited by his brother Bob and Bob’s daughter Cathy.
BING CROSBY SHOW (1-18-50) Bing’s son Gary, 16, makes his debut as a radio soloist.
BING CROSBY SHOW (3-1-50) Guest Bob Crosby is unhappy being known as “Gary’s uncle.”
BING CROSBY SHOW (3-8-50) Guest Gary Cooper and Bing recall the day Gary Crosby was born.
BING CROSBY SHOW (3-15-50) Twins Dennis and Philip Crosby, 14, are organizing a Gary Crosby Fan Club.
BING CROSBY SHOW (4-19-50) Eleven year old Lindsay Crosby needs a box to reach the microphone.
BING CROSBY SHOW (11-15-50) Bing and his brother Bob reminisce about their younger days in Spokane, Washington.
BING CROSBY SHOW (12-20-50) Bing insists upon playing Santa for his four sons while wife Dixie Lee tolerates the bunch!
BING CROSBY SHOW (4-11-51) A confident 12-year-old Lindsay Crosby says he’s “familiar” with the record Bing and Gary made.
BING CROSBY SHOW (4-18-51) a confident 17-year-old Gary joins his dad to sing “When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues.”
BING CROSBY SHOW (4-4-54) Gary, now 20, and Lindsay, now 15, harmonize in a medley of old tunes.
BING CROSBY SHOW (4-11-54) Gary and Lindsay pay another visit to their dad’s show.