Mary Frances Crosby is an American actress who was born on September 14, 1959. The daughter of singer and actor Bing Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her mother Kathryn Grant was the second wife of Bing Crosby. After graduating from high school at age 15, she entered in the University of Texas at Austin where she became the member of Delta, Delta Delta sorority. She can fluently speak Spanish. The Chapters of her personal life say that she is the sister of Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby, while Gary, Philip, Dennis and Lindsay Crosby are her half-sister and half-brothers. She married twice in her life, first with Eb Lottimer, which could last 11years, from 1978 to 1989, after which she was divorced. Then, she married Mark Brodka in 1998 with whom she has two children who were born in 1998 and in 2002 respectively. She is living happily with her family. She is perhaps most famous for her roles as Kristin Shepard on the TV series 'Dallas' which aired from 1979 to 1981, but her role in the 1979-1980 season of Dallas is thought to be the best. Mary starred in ABC miniseries 'Hollywood Wives' (1985) and 'North and South, Book II' 1986. Crosby guest-starred on 'CHiPs', 'Hotel', 'The Love Boat', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman','Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', 'Dream On' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210'.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
|Mark Brodka||(1998 - present) 2 children|
|Eb Lottimer||(24 November 1978 - 1989) (divorced)|
Best known as the person who shot J.R. in her role of Kristen Shepherd, in "Dallas" (1978).
Entered the University of Texas at Austin at 16, but dropped out before graduating.
Graduated high school at 15.
Is fluent in Spanish.
Studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
Niece of Bob Crosby
Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Theta Zeta chapter at the University of Texas at Austin.
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? (#4.4)" (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.
Acting since her teens, she made her first professional appearances in the company of her siblings in her father's popular Christmas-season TV specials of the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
Got her Actor's Equity card at the age of four.
Aunt of Gregory Crosby.
Gave birth to her 1st child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. 
Gave birth to her 2nd child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. 
[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.
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.'
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.
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?'
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