Dixie Lee

Dixie Lee
Dixie Lee 1935.jpg
Lee in 1935
Wilma Winifred Wyatt

(1911-11-04)November 4, 1911
DiedNovember 1, 1952(1952-11-01) (aged 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
Years active1929–1952
Bing Crosby (m. 1930)
RelativesDenise Crosby (granddaughter)

Wilma Winifred Wyatt (November 4, 1911 – November 1, 1952) better known as Dixie Lee was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She was the first wife of singer Bing Crosby.


Born Wilma Winifred Wyatt in Harriman, Tennessee on November 4, 1911 to Evan Wyatt and the former Nora Scarborough. After moving to Chicago, she graduated from Senn High School[1]. While in Chicago she adopted the professional name "Dixie Carroll" to enter an amateur singing contest in May, 1928. She won the contest and the prize was a job as a singer at a roadhouse called College Inn. Whilst working there, she was spotted by a talent scout and given a part in the traveling company of Good News. A film contract was subsequently offered and Winfield Sheehan of the Fox film studio changed her name to Dixie Lee, to avoid confusion with actresses Nancy Carroll and Sue Carol.[2]

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