Dixie Lee

Dixie Lee

Date Of Birth4 November 1911
Age40 years 11 months 28 days
Day of BirthSaturday
Place Of BirthHarriman, Tennessee, United States
Date Of Death1 November 1952
Place Of DeathLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignScorpio
Professions Singer , Actress
Birth Name Wilma Winifred Wyatt
Full Name Dixie Lee Crosby
Other Name Dixie Carroll

Personal Information
Mother Tongue English
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Language English
Star SignScorpio
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height 163 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Blonde
Weight50 KG
110 lbs
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Father Evan Wyatt
Mother Nora Scarborough
Sons Lindsay Crosby
Phillip Crosby (Actor & Singer)
Dennis Crosby
Gary Crosby (Actor & Singer)
Grandsons Gregory Crosby (Son of Dennis Crosby)
Dennis Michael Crosby Jr. (Son of Dennis Crosby)
Patrick Anthony Crosby (Son of Dennis Crosby)
Brothers In-Law Larry Crosby
Bob Crosby
Edward Crosby
Granddaughters Erin Colleen Crosby (Daughter of Dennis Crosby)
Kelly Lee Crosby (Daughter of Dennis Crosby)
Catherine Denise Crosby (Daughter of Dennis Crosby)
Denise Crosby (Daughter of Dennis Crosby)
Daughter In-Law Pat Sheehan
Sisters In-Law Catherine Crosby
Mary Rose Crosby
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Bing Crosby (married in 1930)
Career Information
Years Active 1929-1952
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
More Information
Net worth$6 Million

Biography

Dixie Lee was an American Actress, Dancer & Singer. Dixie Lee was the wife of popular singer Bing Crosby.

Dixie Lee was born on 4th November 1911 in Harriman, Tennessee, United States to Evan Wyatt(Father) & Nora Scarborough(Mother).

Dixie Lee died on 1st November 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States from Ovarian cancer. Her remains are kept at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Dixie Lee & Bing Crosby Marriage: Dixie met fellow singer and actor Bing Crosby when she was 18 years old, they married on 19th September 1930 at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood.

Separation: The couple separated after six months of their marriage, Dixie stated two different personalities could not live together, they had decided to remain just friends. However within the next couple of weeks their stand had softened, Dixie confided in her friends that she wasn't angry at Bing as much as she was missing him. Bing flew in within hours after getting to know about this and the couple reunited.

The couple were troubled by alcohol in 1940s, they contemplated divorce for a while but gave up on it.

The couple had fours sons- 

  • Gary Crosby (born in 1933)
  • Dennis Crosby (born in 1934)
  • Phillip Crosby (born in 1934)
  • Lindsay Crosby (born in 1938)

Dixie Lee, Husband Bing Crosby & Sons

Image: Dixie Lee, Husband Bing Crosby & Sons (Gary, Dennis, Philip, Lindsay)

Dixie Lee: Facts & Trivia

  • Dixie Carroll: She entered a singing contest in Chicago in 1928 with the name Dixie Carroll.
  • College Inn: After winning the contest Dixie was offered a job at the roadhouse as a singer
  • Good News: A travelling musical company Dixie started her career as a singer
  • Name Change: She changed her name to Dixie Lee for the sake of the movie so that her name won't be confused with actresses like Nancy Carroll & Sue Carol
  • She was a superstar before she crossed her teenage, she was at the time of marriage was popular than Bing Crosby who became a very popular singer.
  • Shell Chateau: She worked briefly in a musical radio program aired on NBC
  • Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman: A 1947 Hollywood drama was partly inspired by the life of Dixie Lee, Susan Hayward played the lead role of a nightclub singer.
  • Bing Crosby - A Pocketful of Dreams: In the biography of Bing Cosby by Gary Giddins, Dixie is portrayed as a shy, private & sensible person. Their alcohol addiction was blamed with the fights between the couple.
  • Abdominal surgery: She had undergone a surgery just a few days before her death by cancer.
  • Depression & Alcohol: She was suffering from long time depression, she had sought company of alcohol which is said to have lead to family clashes.

Dixie Lee: Career

Songs: 

  • You've Got Me Doing Things: A song she had recorded in 1935, it was used in the movie 'Love in Bloom'
  • My Heart Is an Open Book: Her second recording
  • Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South
  • A Fine Romance
  • The Way You Look Tonight
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Dixie Lee: Photos, Pictures

Crosby Brothers- Gary, Dennis, Lindsay, Philip
Crosby Brothers- Gary, Dennis, Lindsay, Philip


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