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(2825) Crosby

Reference work entry

1938 SD1. Discovered 1938 Sept. 19 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.

Named for Harry Lillis (“Bing”) Crosby (1903–1977), American singer and film actor. Crosby began to sing while studying law at college and, after a spell with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in a trio called “The Rhythm Boys”, appeared in the early talkie King of Jazz (1930). Later, turning solo, he began to make films in earnest, notably the’ Road’ series of films with Bob Hope {see planet  (2829)} and Dorothy Lamour, and won an Academic Award for Going My Way (1944). Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ and’ silent Night’ are two of the biggest selling recordings of all time. (M 22496)

Name proposed by G. V. and R. Williams, the identifications for this object having been made by C. M. Bardwell.

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