Clarence Crosby (1904 - 1981)

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"Cantinflas" Mario Moreno with Bing Crosby

"Cantinflas" Mario Moreno with Bing Crosby

Connee Boswell, Bing - album

Connee Boswell, Bing - album

Connee Boswell and Bing Album

Connee Boswell and Bing Album

Charles Walters, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

Charles Walters, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

Alan Mowbray and Bing Crosby

Alan Mowbray and Bing Crosby

Joan D Crosby

Joan D Crosby

Terra M Crosby

Terra M Crosby

Shawn Crosby

Shawn Crosby

Dayne Crosby

Dayne Crosby

James Crosby Jr

James Crosby Jr

Bernice May Crosby, Vermont, 1930

Bernice May Crosby, Vermont, 1930

White Christmas - Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby

White Christmas - Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby | Carole Lombard

Bing Crosby | Carole Lombard

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Bing Crosby "Cantinflas" Mario Moreno with Bing Crosby Connee Boswell, Bing - album Connee Boswell and Bing Album

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1904 - In the year that Clarence Crosby was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

1915 - Clarence was only 11 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1922 - He was 18 years old when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

1924 - At the age of 20 years old, Clarence was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1981 - In the year of Clarence Crosby's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Clarence Crosby died in August 1981 at 76 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Clarence. He was born on August 26, 1904. We are unaware of information about Clarence's family. We know that Clarence Crosby had been residing in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida.

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