Larry Crosby

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Larry Crosby
Born Lawrence Earl Crosby
January 3, 1895
Tacoma, Washington
Died February 7, 1975(1975-02-07) (aged 80)
Century City, Los Angeles, California
Parent(s) Harry Lowe Crosby
Catherine Helen Harrigan
Relatives Bing Crosby (brother)

Lawrence Earl "Larry" Crosby (January 3, 1895, Tacoma, Washington – February 7, 1975, Century City, Los Angeles) was the long-time publicity director of the singer Bing Crosby. He was the eldest of Bing's six siblings. Born Lawrence Crosby 1895 in Tacoma, Washington.

The seven Crosby children were brothers Larry (1895–1975), Everett (1896–1966), Ted (1900–1973), Bob, and Harry (1903–1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby), and sisters Catherine (1905–1988), and Mary Rose (1907–1990). His parents were English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby (1871–1950) and Irish-American Catherine Helen "Kate" Harrigan (1873–1964), the daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland.

Larry managed the annual Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, or also called the Crosby Clambake, now called the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California, near Monterey.

Starting in 1971 Larry was also the director of the "Prisoners in Exchange for American Construction Enterprise —PEACE" a group seeking better treatment of prisoners of the Vietnam War.

Larry died of cancer in Century City, California at the age of 80.

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