I was reading Bing Crosby’s page on a wikipedia today. Why? Because that’s how wikipedia works- you start out with something you want to read and end up somewhere totally random. I don’t know anything about Bing Crosby. Did he sing White Christmas? If that’s correct then that’s the only Jeopardy question I could answer in the Bing Crosby column.
One of the last time I remember my grandmother being lucid was Thanksgiving five or six years ago. She was telling us about how during WWII she was pen-pals with several soldiers. She was a teenager at the time and that was something people did, apparently to help the war effort if they were too young to work or join the armed forces. There was one young man in particular that she really liked writing to and he, like my grandmother, was from Los Angeles.
He was sent somewhere in the Pacific and managed to survive the war. He came back to Los Angeles and my grandmother got to meet him. A few months later he was hit by a car.
“BY BING CROSBY OF ALL PEOPLE!”
He died. Bing was, allegedly, drunk driving and his studio covered it up.
So I was looking for that on his wikipedia page and no luck. I suppose there’s no way to verify that story since everyone involved (even my grandma) is gone from this earth.