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 ]
Kansas City, Missouri, Crosby was, at one time, a professional tennis player who was ranked as high as #7 in [2 ] singles in US junior tennis competition and #4 in [3 ] doubles. [4 ]
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
in a made-for-TV movie Wonder Woman of the [3 ] comic book, (a year before Lynda Carter would popularize the role in a weekly series).
She starred in the movie
(1976) with Trackdown James Mitchum, and (1978) with Coach star The Terminator Michael Biehn. She played the coach of a high school basketball team who falls for one of her players. She also starred in the horror movie The Dark (1979), opposite William Devane, and appeared in the 1982 TV miniseries , with World War III Rock Hudson and David Soul.
Crosby was a co-host of the TV series
That's Incredible! from 1980 to 1984 on [2 ] 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 throughout the early 1980s. They split up in 1991. According to her autobiography, [5 ] Let the Magic Begin, when Theismann sued for half of her assets, Crosby declared bankruptcy to stop his litigation.
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