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Kathryn Grant

Kathryn Crosby (born November 25, 1933) is an American actress and singer who also performed under the stage-name Kathryn Grant. Born Olive Kathryn Grandstaff in Houston, Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1955. Two years later she became Bing Crosby's second wife. The couple had three children, Harry, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel. She appeared as a guest star on her husband's 1964–1965 ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show. She largely retired after their marriage, but did have a featured role in the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder. She also played the part of "Mama Bear" alongside her husband and children in Goldilocks and starred with Jack Lemmon in Operation Mad Ball in 1957. In the mid-1970s, she hosted The Kathryn Crosby Show, a 30-minute local talk-show on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Husband Bing appeared as a guest occasionally. Since Bing Crosby's death in 1977, she has taken on a few smaller roles and the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical State Fair. For 16 years ending in 2001, Crosby hosted the Crosby National Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. A nearby bridge carrying U.S. Route 158 over the Yadkin River is named for Crosby. On November 4, 2010, Crosby was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the Sierra Nevada that killed her 85-year-old husband, Maurice William Sullivan. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathryn Crosby, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 25, 1933 In Houston, Texas, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
22
First Appeared:
In the movie So This Is Love 1953-07-15
Latest Project:
Movie Queen of the Lot 2013-11-20
Known For
Poster of 5 Against the House
Poster of So This Is Love
Filmography
Movie Queen of the Lot Elizabeth Lambert 2013-11-20
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Movie A Bing Crosby Christmas Herself 1998-01-01
Movie The Initiation of Sarah Mrs. Goodwin 1978-02-06
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Big Circus Jeannie Whirling 1959-07-05
Movie Gunman's Walk Cecily "Clee" Chouard 1958-07-01
Movie The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Princess Parisa 1958-12-05
Movie Mister Cory Jen Vollard 1957-02-23
Movie Operation Mad Ball Lt. Betty Bixby 1957-01-01
Movie The Night the World Exploded Laura 'Hutch' Hutchinson 1957-06-14
Movie The Guns of Fort Petticoat Anne Martin 1957-04-01
Movie The Brothers Rico Norah Malaks Rico 1957-09-01
Movie Reprisal! Taini 1956-11-02
Movie Storm Center Hazel Levering 1956-07-31
Movie The Wild Party Honey 1956-12-21
Movie 5 Against the House Jean, Young Woman in Nightclub (uncredited) 1955-06-10
Movie The Phenix City Story Ellie Rhodes 1955-07-19
Movie Casanova's Big Night Girl on Bridge (uncredited) 1954-04-07
Movie Rear Window Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited) 1954-09-01
Movie So This Is Love Showgirl (uncredited) 1953-07-15
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