Lindsay Crosby

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Lindsay Crosby
Crosby Brothers-older sons of Bing Crosby 1959.JPG
The four Crosby brothers-(L-R) Dennis, Gary, Lindsay and Phillip in 1959.
Born Lindsay Harry Chip Crosby, Sr.
(1938-01-05)January 5, 1938
Los Angeles, California
Died December 11, 1989(1989-12-11) (aged 51)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse(s) Barbara D. Fredrickson (1960-1962)
Janet Sue Schwartze (1966-1967)
Susan Marlin (1968-1978)
Children David Crosby
Adam C. Crosby (b. 1982)
Sean Crosby
Lindsay Harry Chip Crosby Jr. (b. 1969)
Kevin Crosby (b. 1970)
Parent(s) Bing Crosby (1903-1977)
Dixie Lee (1911-1952)

Lindsay Harry Chip Crosby, Sr. (January 5, 1938 – December 11, 1989) was an American actor and singer.

Early life[edit]

Lindsay Crosby, son of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee, was born in California and named for his father's closest friend and horse racing partner, Lindsay Howard. He was educated at Loyola High School, Los Angeles. He was remembered by his friends for having a special laid back and clever wit like his father. He performed with his brothers Gary, Dennis and Phillip Crosby as the Crosby Boys during the late 1950s in nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show.


The Crosby Boys own inability to cope blighted their lives. They were greatly affected by their father's alleged emotional and physical abuse and mother's decline into alcoholism and a premature death from cancer. Heavy drinking and their emotional problems took their toll. Lindsay died from a self-inflicted rifle shot to the head. He was 51. A family spokeswoman said Crosby shot himself to death in a Las Vegas apartment after learning that the inheritance he relied on to support his family was gone.[1] His distraught brother, Dennis, never recovered from Lindsay's death and also committed suicide with a shotgun in May 1991.

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