Phillip Crosby

Phillip Crosby
Crosby Brothers-older sons of Bing Crosby 1959.JPG
The four Crosby brothers-(L-R) Dennis, Gary, Lindsay and Phillip in 1959.
Born Phillip Lang Crosby
(1934-07-13)July 13, 1934
Los Angeles County, California U.S.
Died January 13, 2004(2004-01-13) (aged 69)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Nationality American
Other names Phil Crosby
Education Bellarmine College Preparatory, Washington State University
Occupation Actor, singer
Spouse(s) Sandra Jo Drummond (1958–1963)
Mary Joyce Gabbard (1964–1966)
Georgi Edwards (1967–1969)
Peggy J. Compton (1972–1975)
Children 5
Parent(s) Bing Crosby
Dixie Lee

Phillip Lang Crosby (July 13, 1934 – January 13, 2004) was an American actor and singer. He was one of the four sons of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee; the others were his older brother Gary, his twin brother Dennis, and his younger brother Lindsay. Phillip began his career singing alongside his three brothers and his father, Bing Crosby.

Early life and family

Crosby was born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose in June 1952 and went on to Washington State College at Pullman with his twin brother Dennis for a three-year animal husbandry course. The twins might take over the running of their father's ranch in Elko, Nevada. It had been the custom for many years for Bing Crosby to take his sons to the ranch each summer for several weeks before going on to Hayden Lake, Idaho, prior to their return to school. As children, the twins were exposed to show business in a big way and appeared on Bing Crosby's various radio shows with their brothers Gary and Lindsay. [1]

When he was 21 in 1955, Phillip inherited $200,000 from his late mother's trust. [2]

Phillip began his national service with the Army in 1955 and was posted to West Germany in February 1956 to join his twin. They were part of the 24th Medical Detachment of the 10th Infantry Division at Schweinfurt. [3]

After leaving the army, Phillip went into show business.

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