Larry Crosby

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Larry Crosby
Born Laurence Earl Crosby
January 3, 1895
Tacoma, Washington
Died February 7, 1975(1975-02-07) (aged 80)
Century City, Los Angeles, California
Parent(s) Harry Lowe Crosby
Catherine Helen Harrigan
Relatives Bing Crosby (brother)

Laurence Earl "Larry" Crosby (January 3, 1895 – February 7, 1975) was the long-time publicity director of his younger brother, the singer Bing Crosby. Larry was the eldest of Bing's six siblings. He was born in Tacoma, Washington.

The seven Crosby children were brothers Larry (1895–1975), Everett (1896–1966), Ted (1900–1973), Harry (1903–1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby), and sisters Catherine (1905–1974), Mary Rose (1907–1990) and Bob (1913-1993). His parents were English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby (1871–1950) and Irish-American Catherine Helen "Kate" Harrigan (1873–1964), daughter of a builder from County Cork, Ireland.

Larry managed annual Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, or also called Crosby Clambake, now called AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California, near Monterey.

Starting in 1971 Larry was also director of "Prisoners in Exchange for American Construction Enterprise —PEACE" a group seeking better treatment of prisoners of Vietnam War.

Larry died of cancer in Century City, California at age of 80.