Kathryn Crosby Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Olive Kathryn Grandstaff was born on the 25th November 1933, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a retired actress and singer, best known for her roles in such movies as “The Phoenix City Story” (1955) as Ellie Rhodes, then as Lt. Betty Bixby in “Operation Mad Ball” (1957), as Princess Parisa in“The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958), and “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) in which she played Mary Pilant.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kathryn Crosby, is as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Crosby’s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through her successful acting career, which started in 1953 and ended in 2010. In addition to being an actress, Crosby inherited millions from her late husband Bing Crosby, which improved her wealth too.

Kathryn Crosby Net Worth $20 Million

Kathryn Crosby grew up in Texas, where she went to the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In the meantime, Kathryn appeared in a few movies including Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar Award-nominated mystery called “Rear Window” (1954) starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey.

However, her first on-screen credit came in 1955 in “Cell 2455, Death Row” with William Campbell, R. Wright Campbell and Marian Carr. She played various characters in “The Ford Television Theatre” from 1955 to 1957, and in Phil Karlson’s movie “The Phoenix City Story” (1955), portraying Ellie Rhodes in the story about the lawyer and his father who take on the war against prostitution and gambling. Kathryn continued with a role in Blake Edwards’ drama “Mister Cory” (1957), with Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer and Charles Bickford, and the same year starred in George Marshall’s “The Guns of Fort Petticoat”, playing the character of Anne Martin, the brave women who fights against the Comanche tribe. She had a part alongside Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs and Mickey Rooney in Richard Quine’s war-comedy “Operation Mad Ball” (1957), and ended the successful year with “The Brothers Rico” (1957) – her net worth was certainly rising.

In 1958, Kathryn co-starred in Phil Karlson’s western “Gunman’s Walk” with Van Heflin and Tab Hunter, and then played Princess Parisa who is shrunken by a malicious wizard in “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”. She portrayed Mary Pilant in Otto Preminger’s Oscar Award-nominated mystery “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) starring James Stewart, Lee Remick and Ben Gazzara, and ended the decade with a role in Joseph M. Newman’s drama called “The Big Circus” (1959) as Jeannie Whirling in a story about a circus owner who has a lot of problems keeping the business running.

Crosby took a break in acting in the ‘60s but still appeared in numerous television shows such as “The Bing Crosby Show” (1964), the Golden Globe Award-nominated “The Bob Hope Show” (1964), and the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “The Mike Douglas Show” (1967-1975). In 1978, Kathryn played the character of Mrs. Goodwin in Robert Day’s horror “The Initiation of Sarah” (1978), while her last movie appearance occurred in 2010 in Henry Jaglom’s comedy “Queen of the Lot”.

Regarding her personal life, Kathryn Crosby was married to the legendary singer Bing Crosby from 1957 until his death in 1977, and had three children with him. She later married Maurice William Sullivan in 2000, but a car accident in 2010 took his life, while Crosby survived with severe injuries.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 25, 1933
Birth place: Houston, Texas, United States
Profession:Actress
Education:University of Texas at Austin
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Maurice W. Sullivan (m. 2000–2010), Bing Crosby (m. 1957–1977)
Children:Mary Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Harry Crosby
Movies:“The Phoenix City Story” (1955), “Operation Mad Ball” (1957), “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958), “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959), “The Brothers Rico” (1957), “The Initiation of Sarah” (1978), “Queen of the Lot” (2010)
TV shows:“The Bing Crosby Show” (1964), “The Bob Hope Show” (1964), “The Mike Douglas Show” (1967-1975)
Books:My Last Years with Bing (2002), My life with Bing (1981), My Last Years with Bing Part One (2012), Honorable: Purpose in Repose (2014), Kathryn Crosby's State Fair Cookbook (1996)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Sister-in-law of Bob Crosby
2Bing Crosby was seriously involved at one point with actress Inger Stevens. Impulsively in 1957, he married Kathryn while Inger later found out about it on the news.
3Mother of sons Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby, and of actress Mary Crosby.
4Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin - BFA '55


Quotes

#Quote
1[in 1976, on Bing Crosby] He stays in his room when he is working on a new number or planning a show. The casual air is deceptive. He is relaxed but not lazy.
2[on her marriage to Bing Crosby] He was a pretty cute kid, when it came to convincing a girl that what she really wanted was to stay home and to scrub floors. He didn't know that he was a male chauvinist pig, but he was!


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen of the Lot2010Elizabeth Lambert (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Initiation of Sarah1978TV MovieMrs. Goodwin
Great Performances1974TV SeriesLise
Ben Casey1966TV SeriesPat
The Bing Crosby Show1965TV SeriesStephanie
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesAnn 'Annie' Smith
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963TV SeriesGinny Warren
1001 Arabian Nights1959Princess Yasminda (voice)
The Big Circus1959Jeannie Whirling
Anatomy of a Murder1959Mary Pilant
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad1958Princess Parisa
Gunman's Walk1958Clee Chouard
The George Sanders Mystery Theater1957TV Series
The Brothers Rico1957Norah Malaks Rico
Operation Mad Ball1957Lt. Betty Bixby
The Night the World Exploded1957Laura 'Hutch' Hutchinson
The Guns of Fort Petticoat1957Anne Martin
Mister Cory1957Jen Vollard
The Ford Television Theatre1955-1957TV SeriesPippa Crest / Jean Morgan / Emmadel Reed / ...
The Wild Party1956Honey
Reprisal!1956Taini
Storm Center1956Hazel Levering
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1955TV SeriesIntermission Guest / Lux Video Theatre Guest
Father Knows Best1955TV SeriesMaxine
My Sister Eileen1955Young Hopeful (uncredited)
Damon Runyon Theater1955TV SeriesClarice
The Phenix City Story1955Ellie Rhodes
5 Against the House1955Jean, Young Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
Cell 2455, Death Row1955Jo-Anne
Tight Spot1955Girl Honeymooner (uncredited)
Unchained1955Sally Haskins (uncredited)
Rear Window1954Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited)
Living It Up1954Manicurist (uncredited)
Casanova's Big Night1954Girl on Bridge (uncredited)
Forever Female1953Young Hopeful (uncredited)
Arrowhead1953Miss Mason (uncredited)
So This Is Love1953Showgirl (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Insight1969TV Series member - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Magic of Bing Crosby1991Video special thanks - as Kathryn Crosby

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The Legendary Bing Crosby2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
Bing Crosby Christmas Crooner2009Video documentaryHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Sound Man: WWII to MP32006DocumentaryHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHerself
A Bing Crosby Christmas1998Video documentaryHerself / Narrator (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Magic of Bing Crosby1991VideoHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977-1989TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob!1983TV SpecialHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryActress 'Anatomy of a Murder'
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Merry All-Star Christmas Special1979TV MovieHerself
Bing Crosby the Christmas Years1978TV MovieHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas1977TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHerself
Bing Crosby's White Christmas1976TV SpecialHerself
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men1975TV Special documentaryHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1975TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Co-host
Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas1971TV MovieHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
Dinah's Place1971TV SeriesHerself
The Christophers1970TV SeriesHerself
Goldilocks1970TV ShortHerself, Mama Bear (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Hollywood Palace1966-1968TV SeriesHerself - Host / Singer / Herself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself
Bing Crosby in Dublin1965TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Kathryn Crosby)
The Bob Hope Show1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bing Crosby Show1964TV SpecialHerself
Henry Fonda and the Family1962TV SpecialHerself
What's My Line?1958TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Bing Crosby and His Friends1958TV SpecialHerself
The Juke Box Jury1956TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialHerself - 'Silver Bells' (as Kathryn Crosby)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991Documentaryactress 'Anatomy of a Murder' (uncredited)
Mischief Makers1960TV SeriesMaid / Mary's nursemaid / Ballet instructor (1922-1925)

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