Who is Kathryn Crosby?
Kathryn Crosby is a retired American actress and singer who was active between 1953 and 2010. She is greatly known by her stage names Kathryn Grant and Kathryn Grandstaff.
Kathryn Crosby Career
She got familiar with the stage first appearing at the age of 3. Crosby found her way into films through the beauty pageant circuit. She later appeared as a guest star on Bing Crosby’s ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show which was cast from 1964 to 1965.
Kathryn greatly retired after she got married to Bing. However, she had a featured role in the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder in 1959. Kathryn played the part of “Mama Bear” alongside her husband and children in Goldilocks. She also co-starred with Jack Lemmon in the comedy Operation Mad Ball of 1957. She then starred with Tony Curtis in the drama Mister Cory of 1957 and also as a trapeze artist in The Big Circus of 1959.
Kathryn hosted The Kathryn Crosby Show, a 30-minute local talk show on KPIX-TV in San Francisco in the mid-1970s. Her then-husband Bing appeared occasionally appeared as a guest.
After Bing Crosby’s death in 1977, she took on a few smaller roles. Crosby took the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical State Fair. After her retirement from acting, Crosby is active with ballet and also stays active with her grandchildren and charitable endeavors like the Crosby Scholars program. For 16 years ending in 2001, she hosted the Crosby National Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club in Bemuda Run, North Carolina.
How Old is Kathryn Crosby?
Olive Kathryn Grandstaff is 89 years old as of February 2023, having been born on November 25, 1933, in West Columbia, Texas, U.S. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Christina Applegate, John F. Kennedy Jr, Joe DiMaggio, Joel Kinnaman, Andrew Carnegie, Augusto Pinochet, Katie Cassidy, Jenna Bush Hager, among others. She resides in a ranch outside of Los Angeles.
Kathryn Crosby Family
Who are Kathryn Crosby’s parents?
She was born to Delbert Emery Grandstaff, Sr (Father), and Olive Catherine Grandstaff (Mother) in West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, United States.
Does Kathryn Crosby have siblings?
Kathryn has four siblings, among them Delbert Emery Grandstaff, Jr. Crosby’s secretive nature has shown up in her personal life. She has managed to keep her family background very private. In case there is news regarding her parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Kathryn Crosby Education
Crosby received her University education from the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Kathryn Crosby Husband
Kathryn has been married twice. She first got married to the now-late singer, comedian, and actor Bing Crosby in 1957 as his second wife, two years after her graduation from the university Bing being 30 years her senior. They went ahead having three children together.
Bing died of a massive heart attack on October 14, 1977 (aged 74) in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. He had flown alone to Spain to play golf and hunt partridge. On October 14, at the La Moraleja Golf Course near Madrid, Crosby played 18 holes of golf. His partner in the game was World Cup champion Manuel Piñero. Their opponents were club president César de Zulueta and Valentín Barrios.
He lost to his partner by one stroke having had a 13 handicap. Crosby collapsed about 20 yards from the clubhouse entrance and died instantly at about 6:30 pm. His last words were reported, “That was a great game of golf, fellas” and then “Let’s get a Coke.” Crosby was buried on October 18 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California after a private funeral Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Westwood.
Kathryn later got married to Maurice William Sullivan in 2000. Maurice died on November 4, 2010, after a fatal road accident that involved both Kathryn and Maurice. The accident left Kathryn seriously injured.
Kathryn Crosby Kids
Crosby has three children with her first husband Bing; Harry Crosby an investment banker, Nathaniel Crosby an American golfer, and a daughter Mary Crosby who is an actress. She also has four step-sons Gary, twins Dennis and Phillip, and Lindsay from bing’s first marriage to actress and nightclub singer Dixie Lee. All his step-sons are now dead. Mary Crosby, Kathryn’s only daughter is an actress who played Kristin Shepard in the television series Dallas (1979–1981, 1991).
Kathryn Crosby Height
Adding to her beautiful, and well-curved body, Crosby stands at a height of 5 ft 5 inches (1.65m) and a weight of 54kg (119lbs).
Kathryn Crosby Net Worth
Through her acting and singing career, Crosby has earned a net worth of $20 million.
Kathryn Crosby Car Accident
Kathryn was involved in an automobile accident with her husband Maurice William Sullivan in the Sierra Nevada on November 4, 2010. Unfortunately, Maurice passed on and Kathryn was seriously injured.
Kathryn Crosby Films
- So This Is Love as Showgirl
- Arrowhead as Miss Mason
- Forever Female as Young Hopef
- Casanova’s Big Night as Girl on Bridge
- Living It Up as Manicurist
- Rear Window as Girl at Songwriter’s Party
- Unchained as Sally Haskins
- Tight Spot as Girl Honeymooner
- Cell 2455 Death Row as Jo-Anne
- 5 Against the House as Jean, Young Woman in Nightclub
- The Phenix City Story as Ellie Rhodes
- My Sister Eileen as Young Hopeful
- Storm Center as Hazel Levering
- Reprisal! as Taini
- The Wild Party as Honey
- Mister Cory as Jen Vollard
- The Guns of Fort Petticoat as Anne Martin
- The Night the World Exploded as Laura Hutchinson
- Operation Mad Ball as Lt. Betty Bixby
- The Brothers Rico as Norah Malaks Rico
- Gunman’s Walk as Clee Chouard
- The 7th Voyage of Sinbad as Princess Parisa
- Anatomy of a Murder as Mary Pilant
- The Big Circus as Jeannie Whirling
- 1001 Arabian Nights as Princess Yasminda (voice)
- Queen of the Lot as Elizabeth Lambert (final film role)