Dennis Crosby

Dennis Crosby

Date Of BirthJuly 13, 1934
Age56 years 9 months 21 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Date Of Death4 May 1991
Place Of DeathNovato, California, United States
Zodiac SignCancer
Professions Singer , Actor
Full Name Dennis Michael Crosby
Other Name Dennis Michael Crosby Sr.

Personal Information
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic)
Language English
Star SignCancer
Nationality American
EthnicitiesIrish American , Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height175 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair colorlight brown
Weight75 KG
165 lbs
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Father Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis Crosby Jr.; Singer & Actor; 1903-1977)
Mother Dixie Lee (Wilma Winifred Wyatt; Actress, Singer, Dancer; 1911-1952)
Sons Patrick Anthony Crosby (Son of Patricia Sheehan)
Dennis Michael Crosby Jr. (Son of Patricia Sheehan)
Gregory Crosby (Son of Patricia Sheehan)
Wife Pat Sheehan (Patricia Ann Sheehan;1958-64; Actress & Model)
Daughters Denise Crosby (Denise Michelle Crosby; born in 1957; Actress & Model)
Catherine Denise Crosby (Daughter from Arleen Newman's first marriage; adopted;)
Erin Colleen Crosby (Daughter of Arleen Newman)
Kelly Lee Crosby (Daughter of Arleen Newman)
Brothers Phillip Crosby (Phillip Lang Crosby; 1934-2004; Twin brother; Actor & Singer)
Gary Crosby (Singer & Actor)
Lindsay Crosby
Cousins Cathy Crosby (Cathy Lee Crosby; Actress & tennis player; daughter of Bob Crosby)
Chris Crosby (son of Bob Crosby)
Uncles Edward Crosby
Larry Crosby
Bob Crosby (Jazz singer; George Robert Crosby)
Grandfathers Harry Lillis Crosby Sr (Paternal)
Evan Wyatt (Maternal)
Nephew Chip Crosby Jr.
Grandmothers Nora Scarborough (Maternal)
Catherine Helen Harrigan (Paternal)
Aunts Catherine Crosby
Mary Rose Crosby
Daughter In-Law Spice Williams-Crosby (Actress; Wife of Gregory Crosby)
Half Brothers Harry Crosby (Banker, actor; Golfer; Son of Kathryn Grant)
Nathaniel Crosby (Nathaniel Patrick Crosby; Golfer; Son of Kathryn Grant)
Stepmother Kathryn Grant
Half Sister Mary Crosby (Mary Frances Crosby; Actress; Daughter of Kathryn Grant)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelors in Animal husbandry (Washington State University)
Education(College) Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose; year of 1952)
Alma MaterWashington State University (Pullman, Washington)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Marilyn Miller Scott (mother of Denise Crosby)
Career Information
Years Active 1945-
More Information
Net worth$1 Million


Dennis Crosby was an American singer and actor. 

Family- Childhood

Dennis Crosby was born on 13th July 1934 in Los Angeles, California, United States to Bing Crosby(Father)- a singer & actor and Dixie Lee(Mother)- an actress, singer and dancer. Dennis has a twin brother born on the same day Phillip Crosby.

The Crosby brothers

Four brothers, the sons of Dixie Lee & Bing Crosby

  • Gary Crosby (1933–1995)
  • Dennis Crosby (1934–1991)
  • Phillip Crosby (1934–2004)
  • Lindsay Crosby (1938–1989)

formed a band named The Crosby brothers in 1958, they had previously song in their father's radio programs, they had sung together in a record named- 'A Crosby Christmas'. The band was featured in magazines such as- Life, Variety.

Crosby Brothers- Gary, Dennis, Lindsay, Philip

Image: Crosby Brothers- Gary, Dennis, Lindsay, Phillip

The band broke after Lindsay's breakdown in Mexico in 1962.

Marriage, Children & Divorce

Dennis Crosby & Pat Sheehan

Patricia Ann Sheehan, Miss San Francisco 1950, 1958 Playboy playmate married Dennis on 4th May 1958. Pat had previously dated his father Bing Crosby.

Dennis Crosby with wife Pat Sheehan

Image: Dennis Crosby with wife Pat Sheehan


Dennis Crosby & wife Pat Sheehan had three sons:

  • Gregory Crosby
  • Dennis Michael Crosby Jr.
  • Patrick Anthony Crosby


In July 1964 the couple divorced, Dennis filed for divorce so that he can marry his new girlfriend Arleen Newman

Dennis Crosby & Arleen Newman

Dennis met Arleen in 1964, they married after Dennis' divorce from his first marriage, it was second marriage to both (Arleen was previously married to Mike Buell previously, with whom she had a daughter named Catherine Denise Crosby).

Dennis Crosby with wife Arleene

Image: Dennis Crosby with wife Arleen


The couple had two daughters named- 

  • Kelly Lee Crosby
  • Erin Colleen Crosby

The couple divorced in 1991.


Dennis Crosby died on 4th May 1991 in Novato, California, United States by committing suicide with a A 12-gauge shotgun, he was troubled by the death of his younger brother Lindsay (who committed suicide in 1989) and divorce from his wife(Arleen) of 25 years.

Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Time with the Army: Dennis Crosby joined the army in 1955 after dropping out of College, he was trained to be a part of US 10th Infantry Division. He was stationed at Fort Ord, Fort Riley before moving to West Germany.
  • Paternity law suit: After his wedding to Pat Sheehan, Marilyn Miller Scott filed a lawsuit against Denis over paternity of her daughter Denise Crosby, law suit lasted for 3 years and finally court ordered him to take care of Denise, whom  the court declared to be Dennis's daughter.
  • Mother's inheritance: All the sons of Dixie Lee inherited $200,000 in 1955 according to her will.
  • During his last years, the inheritance money was thinning out adding to his other worries, which presumably lead to his death


  • I guess I wasn't cut out to be an entertainer.
  • I was always painfully self conscious in the spotlight with my brothers.

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