Kathryn Grant

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Kathryn Crosby (born November 25, 1933) is an American actress and singer who also performed under the stage-name Kathryn Grant.

Born Olive Kathryn Grandstaff in Houston, Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1955. Two years later she became Bing Crosby's second wife. The couple had three children, Harry, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel. She appeared as a guest star on her husband's 1964–1965 ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.

She largely retired after their marriage, but did have a featured role in the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder. She also played the part of "Mama Bear" alongside her husband and children in Goldilocks and starred with Jack Lemmon in Operation Mad Ball in 1957.

In the mid-1970s, she hosted The Kathryn Crosby Show, a 30-minute local talk-show on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Husband Bing appeared as a guest occasionally.

Since Bing Crosby's death in 1977, she has taken on a few smaller roles and the lead in the short-lived 1996 Broadway musical State Fair.

For 16 years ending in 2001, Crosby hosted the Crosby National Golf Tournament at Bermuda Run Country Club in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. A nearby bridge carrying U.S. Route 158 over the Yadkin River is named for Crosby.

On November 4, 2010, Crosby was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the Sierra Nevada that killed her 85-year-old husband, Maurice William Sullivan.
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Movie Character Year
6edhk01festcdfravihct4jfwk5 Rear Window Guest at songwriter's party 1954
Cwbkhnoiibn3byfbbfbvwoodkke 5 Against the House Nightclub patron 1955
Amvrs5yuzxzx3itjmzcbvt01stk The Phenix City Story Ellie Rhodes 1955
H08qafepeu3vjq96jkqlzhlhgdu The Night the World Exploded Laura 'Hutch' Hutchinson 1957
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Sjls0suri8b3o7garc31pgtw2ee Anatomy of a Murder Mary Pilant 1959
Mihs2gucgigsvfwg3bj054uofwm The Big Circus Jeannie Whirling 1959
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