Saturday, January 8, 2022


 Here is the obituary of Bing's mother Catherine Crosby. It appeared in NY Times on January 8, 1964...

Mrs. Catherine H. H. Crosby, Mother or Singer, Was 90

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 7 (AP)—Mrs. Catherine Helen Harrigan Crosby, mother of Bing Crosby, died today in a rest home at the age of 90. She had lived with the singer in Holmby Hills since her husband died in 1949.

Mrs. Crosby was known to her friends as Kate and to her fam­ily as “The Boss.” She ruled her family with warm affection, but even Bing heard from her in no uncertain terms when a show, an associate or a song displeased her.

Surviving are four other sons, Laurence, Everett, Edward and Bob, the orchestra leader, and two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Mullin and Mrs. Mary Rose Pool...

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