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Old 27 June 2007, 08:45 AM
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Comment: I have heard, as well as has others, that in the movie "Going My
Way" that Bing Crosby surprised co-star Barry Fitzgerald with his real
mother in the movie's final scene, instead of the actress who had been
rehearsing the part of the old priest's mother. I cannot seem to find
corroboration of this account anywhere. Fitzgerald's reaction seems to be
one of total shock. Did Crosby, during war time travel restrictions,
actually pull this off?
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Old 29 June 2007, 08:50 PM
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According to IMDB, the mother was played by Adeline DeWalt Reynolds. IIRC, she certainly looked like she could have been his mother, and it's a very moving scene.
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