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Bing Crosby co-star, Mary Carlisle has passed away at 104 - RIP

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Comment by Edward Gielty on August 7, 2018 at 7:29am

Sad to hear this, but what a long life and a fascinating career. Also, married to the same man for 65 years (until he passed away)! What an era for musicals she thrived in and what a peach of a lady she was...in this clip Crosby must have the lightest touch ever of any "pianist"!

Comment by Stephen Butler on August 3, 2018 at 2:21am

I heard this dreadful news this morning, probably due to the time difference here in the UK (it's Friday morning here).  She made her final screen appearance the year before my 74-year-old stepfather was born.  Sad news; RIP.

*Incidentally, when typing RIP, the letters between the IP bit are KO, giving you RKO - the studio where she made KENTUCKY KERNELS in 1934. x

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