Cathy Lee Crosby

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Cathy Lee Crosby
Cathy Lee Crosby1984.jpg
Crosby in 1984
Born (1944-12-02) December 2, 1944 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress

Cathy Lee Crosby (born December 2, 1944) is an American actress. She achieved TV and film success in the 1980s and was a co-host of the television series That's Incredible!.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Crosby was, at one time, a professional tennis player[2] who was ranked as high as #7 in singles[3] in international tennis competition and #4 in doubles.[4]

Career[edit]

Cathy Lee graduated cum laude from University of Southern California in pre-med.

Her first movie role was as Kay Butler in the 20th Century Fox crime drama The Laughing Policeman (1973) starring Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, and Louis Gossett, Jr.[3]

In 1974, she starred as Wonder Woman in a made-for-TV movie[3] of the comic book (a year before Lynda Carter would popularize the role in a weekly series).

She starred in the movie Coach with The Terminator star Michael Biehn in 1978. She played the coach of a high school basketball team who falls for one of her players.

Crosby was a co-host of the TV series That's Incredible![2] from 1980 to 1984 on ABC, which remains in world-wide syndication.

In 1986, she was a guest commentator for the nationally televised special of World Wrestling Federation (WWF)'s WrestleMania 2.

Crosby acted in the romantic comedy The Last Guy on Earth (2006) and also starred in the Lifetime movie Untamed Love (1994), based on Torey Hayden's One Child

Personal life[edit]

She was in a relationship with football star Joe Theismann[5] throughout the early 1980s. They split up in 1991. According to her autobiography, Let the Magic Begin, when Theismann sued for half of her assets, Crosby declared bankruptcy to stop his litigation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cathy Crosby Talks About Drugs". The Evening Independent. 26 Sep 1980. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Lewis, Dan (15 Aug 1981). "Cathy Lee Crosby has an 'Incredible' job". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Lewis, Dan (17 Mar 1974). "She Played Wonder Woman". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Cathy Lee's Resume
  5. ^ "Crosby, ex-friend file cross lawsuits". The Press-Courier. 2 Feb 1991. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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