White Christmas with Bing Crosby (1977)
In 1977, Bing filmed what would be his last Christmas television special. Titled "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas", it featured Bing and the family taking a trip to Merrie Olde England to visit a very distant relative, Sir Percival Crosby (played by Ron Moody). The guests featured Mr. Ron Moody who was a famous British stage and screen actor who's most memorable role for American audiences was as Fagan in Oliver! Also in the cast were model/actress Twiggy, British comedian Stanley Baxter and pop star, David Bowie.
Bowie performed his current hit at the time, "Heroes" as well as singing his now famous duet of "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" with Bing.
The special was filmed in October on location. Bing had several appearances in London which would prove to sadly be his last. Bing died on a golf course in Spain on October 14, 1977.
Here is the last time Bing sang White Christmas on television.
Here at the old blog, we wish all of you a very, Merry Christmas.