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Mary Crosby
Born Mary Frances Crosby
September 14, 1959 (1959-09-14) (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) Eb Lottimer (1978- ? divorced)
Mark Brodka (1998 - present)

Mary Frances Crosby (born September 14, 1959) is an American actress. She is most often credited as simply Mary Crosby for her performances.


Early life

She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of the singer and actor Bing Crosby, from his second marriage to the actress Kathryn Grant. She graduated from high school at 15. She then entered the University of Texas at Austin where she became a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, but dropped out of the University before graduating. She is fluent in Spanish.

Family life

She has been twice married:

  • 1) Eb Lottimer (1978 - divorced)
  • 2) Mark Brodka (1998 - present); two children (born 1999 and 2002)

Acting career

Crosby may be most noted for her role as Kristin Shepard (Sue Ellen Ewing's scheming sister) on the TV series Dallas from 1979 to 1981. Her character is perhaps best remembered for her part in the cliffhanger ending of the 1979-1980 season of Dallas. In that highly watched episode, J.R. Ewing, (played by Larry Hagman) was shot by an unknown assailant. Viewers had to wait all summer (and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike) to learn whether J.R. would survive, and which of his many enemies was responsible. During the summer of 1980, the question, "Who shot J.R.?", was being asked in everyday conversations around the world. Ultimately, Kristin Shepard (Crosby) was revealed to have been the person who pulled the trigger in the classic "Who Done It?" episode that aired on November 21, 1980. It was one of the highest-rated episodes of a TV show ever aired.

Crosby's character, Kristin Shepard, later crossed over to the TV series Knots Landing in the 1980-81 season. In 1981, Kristin returned to Dallas. Once again the focus of a highly rated cliffhanger, it was revealed in the season opening episode (October 9, 1981) that it was Kristin's body that was found floating in the Southfork Ranch swimming pool.


Film appearances

  • With This Ring (1978)...Lisa Harris
  • A Guide for the Married Woman (1978) (TV)...Eloise
  • Pearl (1978) (mini) (TV Series)...Patricia North
  • Brothers and Sisters (1979) (TV Series)...Suzy Cooper
  • Dallas (TV Series) (1978)...Kristin Shepard # 2 (1979-1981)
  • Midnight Lace (1981) (TV)...Cathy Preston
  • Golden Gate (1981) (TV)...Natalie Kingsley
  • Confessions of a Married Man (1983) (TV)...Ellen
  • Last Plane Out (1983)...Elizabeth Rush
  • The Ice Pirates (1984)...Princess Karina
  • Cover Up (1984) (TV)...Merilee Taylor
  • Child's Play (1985) (TV)...Ann Preston
  • Hollywood Wives (1985) (mini) (TV Series)...Karen Lancaster
  • Final Jeopardy (1985) (TV)...Susan Campbell
  • North and South, Book II (1986) (mini) (TV Series)...Isabel Hazzard
  • Stagecoach (1986) (TV)...Mrs. Lucy Mallory
  • Johann Strauss - Der Konig ohne Krone (1987)...Adele...aka Johann Strauss: The King Without a Crown
  • Tapeheads (1988)...Samantha Gregory
  • Quicker Than the Eye (1989)...Mary Preston
  • Deadly Innocents (1990)...Beth/Cathy
  • Body Chemistry (1990)...Marlee Redding
  • Corporate Affairs (1990)...Jessica Pierce
  • Eating (1990)...Kate
  • Crack Me Up (1991)
  • The Berlin Conspiracy (1992)...Ursula Schneider
  • Distant Cousins (1993)...Marcie...aka Dangerous Motive
  • Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them (1994) (TV)...Jennifer
  • Cupid (1997)...Dana Rhodes
  • The Night Caller (1998)...Nikki Rogers
  • Sharing the Secret (2000) (TV)...Irene
  • The Legend of Zorro (2005)...Governor's Wife

Television appearances

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