It can be safely said that Bing Crosby taught America how to sing. Before his arrival in the 1930s, the airwaves were filled with off-pitch, rakish crooners and semi-operatic belters. It was Crosby who brought nuance to popular singing, popularizing the crooning style that influenced everyone from Frank Sinatra to Nat "King" Cole. He was even on hand for the early years of jazz, singing with jazz vocal group the Rhythm Boys in the 1920s. For decades, Crosby was a multi-media giant, hosting his own radio show, appearing on TV, and turning in highly regarded performances in tons of films, both musical and dramatic. He won a Best Actor Oscar in 1945 for his leading role in GOING MY WAY, and his "Road" films with Bob Hope are the stuff of comedic legend.