Mary Crosby

Actor
This daughter of singer-actors Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant Crosby began playing sweet good girls, but over the course of her career Mary Crosby (billed early in her career as Mary Frances Crosby) is best recalled as ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

The M Word 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Rita (Actor)

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Christmas Special Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Legend of Zorro 2005 (Movie)

Governor's Wife (Actor)

Dallas: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Cupid 1997 (Movie)

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The Night Caller 1997 (Movie)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1995 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1978 - 1979, 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1978 - 1979, 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1978 - 1979, 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Platypus Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Desperate Motive 1992 (Movie)

Marcie (Actor)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Berlin Conspiracy 1991 (Movie)

Ursula Schneider (Actor)

Tube Test Two 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Body Chemistry 1990 (Movie)

Marlee (Actor)

Corporate Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Jessica Pierce (Actor)

Eating 1990 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1978 - 1979, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

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Quicker Than the Eye 1989 (Movie)

Mary Preston (Actor)

Deadly Innocents 1988 (Movie)

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Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

Samantha Gregory (Actor)

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Johann Strauss: le roi sans couronne 1987 (Movie)

Adele (Actor)

Crazy Dan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Final Jeopardy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Stagecoach 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Ice Pirates 1984 (Movie)

Princess Karina (Actor)

Golden Gate 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Last Plane Out 1982 (Movie)

Liz Rush (Actor)

The Big Easy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Midnight Lace 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Brothers and Sisters 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Pearl 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby's White Christmas 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby's Sun Valley Christmas Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Christmas With the Bing Crosbys 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Bing Crosby's Christmas Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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CHiPs (TV Show)

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North and South: Book II (TV Show)

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Orleans (TV Show)

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Sharing the Secret (TV Show)

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With This Ring (TV Show)

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Biography

This daughter of singer-actors Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant Crosby began playing sweet good girls, but over the course of her career Mary Crosby (billed early in her career as Mary Frances Crosby) is best recalled as evil Kristin Shepard, the character who shot Larry Hagman's J. R. Ewing during her 1979-1981 run on the CBS series "Dallas".

Crosby began acting at age four in a stage production of "Peter Pan", which starred her mother. As a child, she did TV commercials for Minute Man orange juice with her parents and brothers, and also appeared on Bing Crosby's variety specials, notably those aired at Christmas. After attending the University of Texas, to which she was admitted at age 15, Crosby began her career in earnest. In 1979, she was the dream girl on the short-lived series "Brothers and Sisters" (NBC), and also appeared in episodes of the "Dallas" spin-off "Knots Landing" (CBS, 1980). After leaving "Dallas", she did guest appearances and appeared in TV longforms. After the national attention she received in 1981, Crosby parlayed the fame into the leading role of a woman stalked in the remake of the Doris Day thriller "Midnight Lace" (NBC, 1981). She was a sexually voracious insider in ABC the miniseries "Hollywood Wives" (1985). But by the late 80s, her career had cooled somewhat, although she often appeared in independent features and direct-to-video releases like "Quicker Than the Eye" (1988) and "Deadly Innocents" (1989). "Eating" (1990), an ensemble piece by Henry Jaglom, played art-houses, but Crosby never really found a star-making big screen vehicle.

Crosby turned to the stage and won critical applause for her work as Juliet in an L.A. production of "Romeo and Juliet" (1988) and more recently reunited with Larry Hagman as a guest ion his short-lived comeback series "Orleans" (CBS, 1997).

Relationships

Harry Lillis Crosby III

Brother
mother Kathryn Grant

Bing Crosby Actor

Father
born May 2, 1904 died on October 11, 1977 of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain won 1944 Best Actor Oscar for "Going My Way"

Kathryn Crosby

Mother
born c. 1934 married to Bing Crosby from 1957 until his death in 1977

Denise Crosby Actor

Niece

Nathaniel Crosby

Brother
mother Kathryn Grant

Dennis Crosby

Half-Brother
mother Dixie Lee born 1935 twin of Phillip committed suicide in 1991

Gary Crosby

Half-Brother
mother Dixie Lee born 1934 died of lung cancer in August 1995

Lindsay Crosby

Half-Brother
mother Dixie Lee born 1938 died December 12, 1989 of a self-inflicted gun shot

Phillip Crosby

Half-Brother
mother Dixie Lee born 1935 twin of Dennis

Bob Crosby

Uncle
born August 23, 1913

Ebb Lottimer

Husband
married in November 1978

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California
attended on scholarship

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas
enrolled at age 15

Milestones

1997

Made guest appearance on the CBS drama "Orleans", starring Larry Hagman

1988

Co-starred in "Tapeheads"

1983

Feature acting debut, "Last Plane Out"

1981

First starring role in a TV-movie in the NBC remake of "Midnight Lace"

1979

Was the dream girl on short-lived series "Brothers and Sisters" (NBC)

1979

Co-starred in TV series, "Dallas"; played Kristin Shepard; achieved notoriety as her character was the one who shot Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing

1978

Was featured in the NBC miniseries "Pearl"

1978

TV-movie debut, "With This Ring" (ABC)

1969

TV debut, "Bing Crosby's Christmas Show"; appeared in several holiday specials with her family in the 1970s

1963

Made stage debut at age four in "Peter Pan", starring her mother Kathryn Grant

On stage, won acclaim as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet"

With other members of her family, was spokesperson for Minute Maid orange juice

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