Pat Sheehan (model)
|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Teri Hope|
|Succeeded by||Joan Staley|
|Born||Patricia Ann Sheehan
September 7, 1931
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||January 14, 2006
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||120 lb (54 kg)|
Patricia Ann Sheehan, also known as Patricia Sheehan Crosby (September 7, 1931 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1958 issue.
Sheehan's father, Arthur Edmond Sheehan, was an automotive engineer and businessman and her mother, Gladys Anna Larson, worked at a hospital. Her parents divorced in 1935 just a few years after she was born. In 1942, her brother, Arthur, a triple-A league pitcher, was drafted into the United States Army. Working as a gunner on a flying fortress, he was promoted to staff sergeant and died after his plane was shot down over Germany; only two of nine people survived. He was later added to the San Francisco Hall of Fame.
In 1949, she won the local Miss Milkmaid pageant, which launched her career. Sheehan had her first chance at fame when she won first place in the Miss San Francisco Pageant of 1950: her prize was a Gensler Lee diamond ring. She took honors for Miss San Francisco and flew to Santa Cruz, California to be on Jim Davis's KCBS Radio Show and take part in the Miss California Pageant. Shortly after the divorce, she participated in the Miss California Pageant of 1951. Two years later, in 1953, her father died of diabetes. Sheehan dated and married George Von Duuglas-Ittu on January 9, 1951 in Carson City, Nevada. Von Duuglas-Ittu was a studio agent and assistant director. They divorced on January 6, 1954. Together, they had one child, Franz Nicholas Gregory Von Duuglas-Ittu (AKA Gregory Crosby; born October 21, 1951).
Sheehan made it into her first magazine, Comedy, on July 1953. She later got into acting, performing in her first movie: The Adventures of Hajji Baba. She posed for magazines such as TV Fan and People Today. In 1955, she finally got to speak on camera in her first dialogue role in Son of Sinbad. Sheehan was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for October 1958, tied with Mara Corday. Her centerfold was photographed by Sam Wu.
She was in the movies Kismet, The French Line, Daddy Long Legs, Blondie, as well as The NBC Comedy Hour. She was signed by NBC in February 1956, being billed as the "next Marilyn Monroe" or the "blonde Rita Hayworth." Under contract, she was told to star in numerous episodes of the NBC Comedy Hour, as well as pose for publicity photos. Agnes Moorehead was her acting coach during this period.
Shortly after Bing Crosby's first wife, Dixie Lee, died of ovarian cancer, he started dating Sheehan. Their relationship became very serious. He would fly to San Francisco to do his radio show, then would stop by Sheehan's place to pick her up for their date. Eventually, Crosby proposed to Sheehan. On May 4, 1958, she married Crosby's son, Dennis Crosby in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had three children: Gregory Crosby; Dennis Crosby, Jr.; and Patrick Anthony Crosby. They divorced in 1964 and Sheehan never remarried.
In her later years, Sheehan lived in Van Nuys, California with her son Gregory, a Hollywood producer and screenwriter, and his wife Spice Williams, an actress and stuntwoman. She died of a heart attack on January 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California, aged 74.
- The French Line (1954) (uncredited) Model
- The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) (uncredited) Handmaiden
- Kismet (1955) (uncredited), Harem Showgirl
- Daddy Long Legs (film) (1955) (uncredited), Blonde
- Son of Sinbad (1955) (uncredited) Harem Girl
- Guys and Dolls (1955), Goldwyn Girl, as one of the Hot Box Girls (uncredited)
- Man With a Gun (1955) (uncredited)
- Gigi (1958) (uncredited) Blonde
- Space Cowboys (2000)
- Blondie (1 episode, 1957) The Other Woman (1957) TV episode
- The NBC Comedy Hour 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.10, and 1.17 (5 episodes, 1956) TV episode, herself, blonde actress
- Texaco Star Theater (recurring episodes) Dancer
- Place the Face (1955) TV episode
- The Milton Berle Show (recurring episodes, 1956)
- Queen For a Day (1956) TV episode, Model
- Inside Beverly Hills (1956) TV episode
- The Chevvy Show (1956) TV episode, herself
- The Colgate Comedy Hour, episodes #5.19 and 6.7 (1955) TV episodes (uncredited) Pretty Blonde
- Matinee Theater (1956) TV episode, (Uncredited) Bit Dramatic Role
- People are Funny (1957) TV episode, Miss Univac
- Miss Milkmaid Winner 1949
- Miss San Francisco Winner 1950
- Miss Golden Gate 1950
- Miss World Trade 1950
- Miss Pan American Airways 1950
- Miss California Contestant 1951
- Playboy Miss October 1958