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Kathryn Crosby
Born Olive Kathryn Grandstaff
November 25, 1933 (1933-11-25) (age 81)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other name(s) Kathryn Grandstaff
Kathryn Grant
Kathryn Crosby
Years active 19532009
Spouse(s) Bing Crosby (1957–1977) (his death)
Maurice W. Sullivan (2000–present)

Kathryn Crosby (born November 25, 1933) is an American actress and singer who performed her most memorable roles 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 after converting to Roman Catholicism for the marriage. She was 30 years younger than Crosby. The couple had three children, Harry, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel.[1] 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 one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of the 1950s, 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.

Kathryn married Maurice W. Sullivan on October 17, 2000. Sullivan was the former tutor to Bing and Kathryn's three children who were home schooled for a time in the late 1960s and early 1970s, particularly during numerous trips to Baja.

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  1. Bing Crosby biography

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