Who is Cathy Lee Crosby?
Cathy Lee Crosby is an American actress, entertainer, writer, former professional tennis player, and producer best known in the 1980s. She is the Founder and CEO of CLC Entertainment Studios. She was also a co-host of the television series That’s Incredible!
Cathy Lee Crosby Career
Lee has starred in over 75 feature films, mini-series, and television productions. Cathy starred in the first movie of the iconic comic book, Wonder Woman (1974). Up to date, it is the highest-rated show starring a female, ever, on television with a 49 share!.
Crosby has her long-standing service to children and the less fortunate. In recognition of that, she has bestowed the most prestigious honor of being knighted “Lady Cathy Lee Crosby” in the Royal Order of Saint John which is the oldest humanitarian organization in the world. She has tirelessly and passionately worked behind bars with confined youth since 1981.
Also, she represented the U.S. in international tennis competitions since the age of 12 and attained a career-high ranking of #7 in singles and #4 in doubles. She often played the game with her sister Linda Lou as her partner.
She served as Special Ambassador to Children for the United Nations. Crosby also worked as a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Awards where she was nominated and confirmed by both the House and the Senate of the United States. Crosby founded and served as Chairperson of the ‘Get High on Yourself Foundation’. She entertained the troops with Bob Hope on his last Christmas Tour of the Middle East.
After a 7-year hiatus from the entertainment business, she embarked on Hollywood with a new company called CLC Entertainment Studios. From 1980 to 1984, she was a co-host of the TV series That’s Incredible on ABC which remains in worldwide syndication. In 1986, she was a guest commentator for the nationally televised special of World Wrestling Federation (WWF)’s WrestleMania 2. She co-starred in the 1994 miniseries North and South: Book III as Judith Main. That same year, she appeared in the Lifetime movie Untamed Love based on Torey Hayden’s One Child. Later, she starred in the film Ablaze (2001) opposite Ice-T and Tom Arnold.
How Old is Cathy Lee Crosby?
She is 78 years old as of February 2023, having been born on December 2, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cathy Lee Crosby shares her birthday with celebrities such as; Juice WRLD (1998-2019), Britney Spears, Charlie Puth, Ssundee, Aaron Rodgers, and many more.
Cathy Lee Crosby Family
Who are Crosby’s parents?
Lee was born as the middle child in a family of three. She is the daughter of Linda Hayes (Mother, born on October 11, 1918, but died on December 19, 1995), an actress, and Lou Crosby (Father, born on April 27, 1914, but died on January 27, 1984) who was a scriptwriter and an announcer.
Does Crosby have siblings?
She has two siblings: sisters Lucinda Crosby (born in 1952) an actress. And Linda Lou Crosby. Her parents later separated, and her father moved to Australia.
Cathy Lee Crosby Education
She received her education at The University of Southern California. Where she graduated with a degree in psychology in 1986, although she originally was pre-med.
Cathy Lee Crosby Husband
Crosby first got married at the age of 21 to Alexander W. Ingle since 30 July 1966. They later divorced in 1972. She then got into a romantic relationship with former Washington Redskins’ quarterback Joe Theismann. As of February 2023, she is single. Moreover, she has been in various relationships.
Cathy Lee Crosby Joe Theismann
Cathy Crosby was in a relationship with Joe Theismann, an American former professional gridiron football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker, and restaurateur. They began their romantic relationship in the early 1980s and after seven and a half years of being together, Cathy and Joe’s relationship ended in 1991. Cathy sued Joe after the end of their relationship for $4.5 million because he “abandoned his promise to financially support her.”
His response was with a suit for half her net worth. They ended up settling the matter out of court. According to her autobiography, Let the Magic Begin, Crosby declared bankruptcy to stop Joe’s litigation. These allegations have however not been confirmed by other sources and the lawsuit documents were kept confidential.
Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman
In 1974, she starred as the title character in the television film Wonder Woman. The television film was written by John Donald Francis Black. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It was directed by Vincent McEveety and starred Cathy Lee, Kaz Garas, Charlene Holt, Ricardo Montalban, Richard X.Slattery, Andrew Prine, and Anitra Ford.
Cathy Lee Crosby Films
- The Dark
- World War III,
- Untamed Love (1994)
- Ablaze (2001)
- The Laughing Policeman
- The Sons of Mistletoe
- The Big Tease
- Prayer Never Fails
- Final Run
- When the Cradle Falls
- A Memory In My Heart
- Lost Treasure of Dos Santos
- The Last Guy on Earth
- Intimate Strangers
- Shaft: The Capricorn Murders
Cathy Lee Crosby’s Net Worth
Being a veteran actress, Cathy Lee has earned handsomely throughout her career. Her net worth is estimated to be between $3 and $5 million.
Cathy Lee Crosby Philanthropy
She has been actively involved in many charitable foundations including the Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Children’s Hospital, City of Hope, the USO, and Babies with Aids.