Laurence Earl Crosby
January 3, 1895
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 1975 (aged 80)|
|Relatives||Bing Crosby (brother)|
Bob Crosby (brother)
Laurence Earl "Larry" Crosby (January 3, 1895 – February 7, 1975) was the long-time publicity director of his younger brother, singer Bing Crosby. He was the eldest of Bing's six siblings.
The seven Crosby children were the four elder brothers Larry, Everett (1896–1966), Ted (1900–1973), and Harry Jr. (1903–1977, popularly known as Bing), two sisters Catherine (1905–1974) and Mary Rose (1907–1990), and the youngest sibling, brother Bob (1913-1993). His parents were English-American bookkeeper Harry Lillis Crosby Sr. (1871–1950) and Irish-American Catherine Helen "Kate" Harrigan (1873–1964), daughter of a builder from County Cork, Ireland.
Starting in 1971, he was also the director of "Prisoners in Exchange for American Construction Enterprise (PEACE)", a group seeking better treatment of prisoners of war taken during the Vietnam War.
- news.google, newspapers, Bangor Daily News, page 24, Larry Crosby, brother of Bing Crosby, dies of cancer, Feb 13, 1975
- Crosby, Ted; Crosby, Larry (2005) , Bing, Whitefish, Montana, United States: Kessinger, ISBN 1-4179-8573-9