Who is Mary Crosby? Wiki Bio
Mary Frances Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 14 September 1959, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, probably best known for portraying Kristin Shepard in the TV show “Dallas”.
Early life and education
Mary was raised in Los Angeles by her father Bing Crosby, who was a world famous singer and actor who died in 1977, and his second wife Kathryn Grant who was an actress. Mary has two brothers Harry Crosby III and Nathaniel Crosby and four half-brothers. She grew up being interested in acting thanks to Kathryn, who often took her to the sets of the movies and TV series she was shooting for, while the two also watched a lot of TV together.
Mary attended a public high school where she was a member of the school’s drama club, and upon matriculation apparently at the age of 15, she enrolled at the University of Texas, at Austin. While there, she practiced several sports, and dancing and acting, and was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority; however, she quit before graduation to pursue her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Mary made her debut TV series appearance in “The Danny Thomas Hour” in 1967, but her full-time career started with guest roles in “Starsky & Hutch” in 1978 and “CHiPs” in 1979.
She gained recognition in the same year, portraying Suzy Cooper in twelve episodes of the comedy mini-series “Brothers and Sisters”, which starred Chris Lemmon and Randy Brooks, and followed a fraternity at the made-up Larry Crandall College.
Her next notable role was in “Dallas” in which she portrayed Kristin Shepard in 28 episodes between 1979 and 1981, and again in 1991. This drama romance series was about a man who became rich thanks to his oil business, and his ways of making people do what he wants done. Mary appeared in five episodes of “Dick Turpin” in 1981, which was followed by her roles in “Automan” in 1983, “The Fall Guy” and “Cover Up” both in 1984.
She went on to appear in “Hollywood Wives” in 1985 before being invited to guest star in one or several episodes of “In the Heat of the Night” in 1989, “Freddy’s Nightmares” in 1990, and “Paradise” in 1991. Some of her following appearances were in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in 1993, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in 1994, and “Platypus Man” in 1995.
Mary’s latest roles in TV series have been in “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1995 and 1996, “Mike Hammer, Private Eye” in 1997, and “Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork” in 2004.
Mary’s film appearances
Mary made her debut film appearance at the age of 11 playing the lead character in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in 1970, and when she went full-time, was cast as the lead character in movies such as “With This Ring” in 1978, “Midnight Lace” in 1981, and “Confessions of a Married Man” in 1983. She gained greater recognition after portraying Elizabeth Rush in the action war film “Last Plane Out”, which starred Jan-Michael Vincent and Julie Carmen, and follows an American journalist who, while working in Nicaragua, falls in love with a rebel woman.
She played side roles in movies such as “The Ice Pirates” in 1984, “Final Jeopardy” in 1985, and “Crazy Dan” in 1986, before starring as Mrs Lucy Mallory in the hit western action film “Stagecoach”, released in 1986. The year 1990 saw her appear in four movies, including “Quicker Than the Eye” and “Eating”, which were followed by her roles in “Crack Me Up” in 1991 and “The Berlin Conspiracy” in 1992.
Mary’s next notable role was in 2005 in the action adventure film “The Legend of Zorro”, which starred Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and follows the masked Zorro, a man who decides to take justice into his own hands.
Some of Mary’s latest appearances in movies have been in “Queen of the Lot” in 2010, “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” in 2012, and “The M Word” in 2013.
Love life and husband
Mary met her first husband Eb Lottimer in 1976 when the two were cast to appear in the same film, and they started dating a month later. They married on 24 November 1978 at an event attended by nearly 200 people, however, they divorced in 1989, and don’t have any children together. Eb is an American actor and a director, best known for his roles in films “Divorce: A Contemporary Western” in 1998, “Sicario” in 2015, and “The Space Between Us” in 2017. As of March 2020, he is 68 years old.
Mary met Mark Andrew Brodka, a Californian lawyer, in 1996 and the two married two years later in 1998 in a small ceremony. Mary gave birth to their first child in 1999, while their second followed in 2002. Mary and Mark are currently living together in Los Angeles, California while their two children have moved out.
Hobbies and other interests
Mary was physically active during her childhood, and after turning 19 began going to the gym, having several training sessions each week which was somewhat required of her as she had already started working as a model. She was modelling only for fun and as a hobby, but was still following a strict diet eating healthy food and avoiding her favorite food which is pizza.
She enjoys watching movies in her spare time with som,e of her favorite actors and actresses being Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie while some of her favorite movies are “Mr. and Mrs Smith”, “Sleepers”, and the trilogy “The Godfather”. She is a lover of animals, and prefers cats over dogs.
Mary’s main hobby while she was younger was travelling – she travelled across the US twice, and has also visited many European countries, including Croatia, Finland and Iceland.
Appearance and net worth
Mary is 60 years old. She has long blonde hair and green eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $5 million.