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
Wonder Woman in a made-for-TV movie of the [3 ] comic book (a year before Lynda Carter would popularize the role in a weekly series).
She starred in the movie
with Coach star The Terminator 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! 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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