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|Born||Phillip Lang Crosby
July 13, 1934
Los Angeles County, California U.S.
|Died||January 13, 2004
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City|
|Other names||Phil Crosby|
|Education||Bellarmine College Preparatory|
|Spouse(s)||Sandra Jo Drummond (1958–1963)
Mary Joyce Gabbard (1964–1966)
Peggy J. Compton (1972–1975)
|Relatives||Dennis Crosby (brother)
Lindsay Crosby (brother)
Gary Crosby (brother)
Phillip Lang Crosby (July 13, 1934 – January 13, 2004) was an American actor and singer. He was one of four sons of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee; the others were his older brother Gary, his twin brother Dennis, and his younger brother Lindsay. Phillip began his career singing alongside his three brothers and his father, Bing Crosby.
Early life and family
Despite a promising start to life, the brothers were overwhelmed by their emotional problems, which resulted in heavy drinking. Their mother's death from ovarian cancer was hastened by acute alcoholism. Philip's twin Dennis and his younger brother Lindsay committed suicide with shotguns, in their 50s. Gary died from lung cancer in August 1995, aged 62.
Crosby was married four times to:
- Sandra Jo Drummond, a Vegas showgirl (1958–1963); two children, daughter Dixie Lee Crosby and son Brian Patrick Crosby (deceased).
- Mary Joyce Gabbard, a Vegas showgirl (1964–1966); two children, daughter Mary Elizabeth Crosby and son Bing Crosby.
- Georgi Edwards, a Vegas showgirl (1967–1969)
- Peggy J. Compton (1972–1975); one son Phillip L. Crosby Jr., (a crooner in a musical quartet, which revitalizes some of Bing's old songs).
- Out of This World (1945)
- Duffy's Tavern (1945)
- Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons (1946)
- Sergeants 3 (1962)
- Robin and the Seven Hoods (1963)
- None but the Brave (1965)
- The Phil Silvers Show (1 episode, 1957)
- Toast of the Town. (1 episode, 1960)
- What's My Line? (1 episode, 1961)
- Toast of the Town (4 episodes)
- Ben Casey (1 episode, 1964)
- The Hollywood Palace (2 episodes)
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