Mary Frances Crosby was born on the 14th September 1959, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress who is most famous for her role of Kristin Shepard in 1980s CBS’ TV soap opera “Dallas”. She is also widely recognized for appearing in movies such as “The Ice Pirates” (1984), “Tapeheads” (1988) and “The Legend of Zorro” (2005) as well as in TV series “Murder, She Wrote”, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” among plenty of others.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this prominent actress has accumulated so far? How rich Mary Crosby is? According to sources, it is estimated that Mary Crosby’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds $5 million, acquired largely through her acting career, which has been active since 1967.
Mary Crosby Net Worth $5 million
Mary was the only daughter of famous actor and singer Bing Crosby and his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant. Upon matriculating from high school, Mary enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, but abandoned her studies after her freshman year to pursue her acting career full time.
Being the daughter of legendary performer Bing Crosby, it is no wonder that Mary debuted as an actress at the age of only eight, when in 1967 she appeared in one episode of “The Danny Thomas Hour” TV series, which was followed by the title role of Goldilocks in the 1970 eponymous TV series. In 1978 Mary appeared in the TV movie “With This Ring” which was followed by the role of Leslie Slate in one episode of “Starsky and Hutch”. A year later she starred as Suzy Cooper in “Brothers and Sisters” TV series, and these engagements provided the basis for young Mary Crosby’s net worth.
The real breakthrough in Mary’s acting career occurred in 1979, when she was cast for the memorable role of Kristin Shepard in the “Dallas” TV series. Appearing in 27 episodes of the show between 1979 and 1981 helped Mary Crosby to dramatically increase not only her fame and popularity, but net worth as well. The episode “Who Done It?” in which it was revealed that Mary’s character murdered J.R. Ewing, still holds the record for being the most-watched and highest-rated episode of a TV show ever.
Ever since, she has managed to maintain an uninterrupted streak of acting engagements, including starring in several other popular 1980s TV series such as “Dick Turpin”, “The Fall Guy”, “Hollywood Wives” as well as “Hotel”, “The Love Boat” and “North and South, Book II”. It is certain that all these achievements made a significant impact on Mary Crosby’s net worth.
Apart from television, Mary has also added several notable movie appearances to her acting portfolio, such as, besides those already mentioned above, “Midnight Lace” (1981), “Corporate Affairs” (1990), “The Berlin Conspiracy” (1992), “The Night Caller” (1998) and more recently “The M Word” (2014).
When it comes to her personal life, Mary Crosby has married twice – between 1978 and 1989, she was married to actor and director Ed Lottimer, and since 1998 Mary has been married to Mark Brodka with whom she has two children.
Gave birth to her 2nd child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. 
Gave birth to her 1st child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. 
Aunt of Gregory Crosby.
Got her Actor's Equity card at the age of four.
Her father once appeared on a Barbara Walters program threatening to disown Mary if she ever lived with a man before marrying him. He died in October 1977 and Mary went on live with her first husband, Eb Lottimer before they married in November of 1978.
Acting since she was four, she made her first theatrical appearance with her mother in a production of Peter Pan and later, in the company of her siblings in her father's popular Christmas-season TV specials of the 1960s and 1970s.
She made cult TV history by enacting the role of "Kristin Shepard" (Sue Ellen Ewing's scheming sister) on the TV series Dallas (1978). Her character was one of several suspects in the 1980 cliffhanger ending. Shot by an unknown assailant, viewers had to wait the entire summer (and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike) to learn who J.R.'s assailant was. During the summer, the question, "Who shot J.R.?", was part of water cooler conversations around the world. Ultimately, Crosby's character was revealed as the culprit in the classic episode, Dallas: Who Done It? (1980), that aired on November 21, 1980. It was one of the highest-rated episodes of a TV show ever aired. Crosby's character later crossed over to the TV series, Knots Landing (1979), and then returned to Dallas (1978) in 1981, where she was eventually found drowned in the Southfork Ranch swimming pool.
Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Theta Zeta chapter at the University of Texas at Austin.
The best feedback I ever got on shooting J.R. Ewing was from this angelic little old English lady, who said, 'Why didn't you shoot lower?'
I used to give part answers until I realized people could see through them, that there was much more dignity -- for everyone -- in telling the truth.
I don't think poor Daddy had the vaguest idea of what to do with a girl. He'd had four sons on his first marriage, and I was wedged between Harry and Nathaniel and was a terrible tomboy, beating both of them up until I was eleven -- when they started to beat ME up. Daddy would treat me like a boy -- teaching me to shoot, taking me on safaris to Africa -- and then turn around and get wonderfully befuddled by what he'd just done. 'Wait a minute, I can't take her duck hunting: she's a girl!' And 'What the heck is she doing out there playing football? Oh, yeah ... that's right ... I taught her.'
[on Bing Crosby] I've never met anyone in the profession who was so unconcerned about his work. I don't mean he was unprofessional. Quite the contrary. It's just that once he finished a movie or a performance, that was that. He never watched his old movies on TV, always preferring to look at a baseball match, instead.