• Mary Frances Crosby is an American actress, known for her roles in "Dallas" and "The Legend of Zorro".
• She was raised in Los Angeles by her father Bing Crosby and mother Kathryn Grant.
• She left college to pursue her acting career, and has appeared in numerous TV series and films since.
• Mary is married to Mark Andrew Brodka and the couple have two children.
• She is 60 years old, and her net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

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Who is Mary Crosby? Wiki Bio

Mary Frances Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 14 September 1959, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, probably best known for portraying Kristin Shepard in the TV show “Dallas”.

Early life and education

Mary was raised in Los Angeles by her father Bing Crosby, who was a world famous singer and actor who died in 1977, and his second wife Kathryn Grant who was an actress. Mary has two brothers Harry Crosby III and Nathaniel Crosby and four half-brothers. She grew up being interested in acting thanks to Kathryn, who often took her to the sets of the movies and TV series she was shooting for, while the two also watched a lot of TV together.

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Mary attended a public high school where she was a member of the school’s drama club, and upon matriculation apparently at the age of 15, she enrolled at the University of Texas, at Austin. While there, she practiced several sports, and dancing and acting, and was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority; however, she quit before graduation to pursue her acting career.

Roles in TV series

Mary made her debut TV series appearance in “The Danny Thomas Hour” in 1967, but her full-time career started with guest roles in “Starsky & Hutch” in 1978 and “CHiPs” in 1979.

She gained recognition in the same year, portraying Suzy Cooper in twelve episodes of the comedy mini-series “Brothers and Sisters”, which starred Chris Lemmon and Randy Brooks, and followed a fraternity at the made-up Larry Crandall College.

Her next notable role was in “Dallas” in which she portrayed Kristin Shepard in 28 episodes between 1979 and 1981, and again in 1991. This drama romance series was about a man who became rich thanks to his oil business, and his ways of making people do what he wants done. Mary appeared in five episodes of “Dick Turpin” in 1981, which was followed by her roles in “Automan” in 1983, “The Fall Guy” and “Cover Up” both in 1984.

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She went on to appear in “Hollywood Wives” in 1985 before being invited to guest star in one or several episodes of “In the Heat of the Night” in 1989, “Freddy’s Nightmares” in 1990, and “Paradise” in 1991. Some of her following appearances were in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in 1993, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in 1994, and “Platypus Man” in 1995.

Mary’s latest roles in TV series have been in “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1995 and 1996, “Mike Hammer, Private Eye” in 1997, and “Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork” in 2004.

Mary’s film appearances

Mary made her debut film appearance at the age of 11 playing the lead character in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in 1970, and when she went full-time, was cast as the lead character in movies such as “With This Ring” in 1978, “Midnight Lace” in 1981, and “Confessions of a Married Man” in 1983. She gained greater recognition after portraying Elizabeth Rush in the action war film “Last Plane Out”, which starred Jan-Michael Vincent and Julie Carmen, and follows an American journalist who, while working in Nicaragua, falls in love with a rebel woman.

She played side roles in movies such as “The Ice Pirates” in 1984, “Final Jeopardy” in 1985, and “Crazy Dan” in 1986, before starring as Mrs Lucy Mallory in the hit western action film “Stagecoach”, released in 1986. The year 1990 saw her appear in four movies, including “Quicker Than the Eye” and “Eating”, which were followed by her roles in “Crack Me Up” in 1991 and “The Berlin Conspiracy” in 1992.

Mary’s next notable role was in 2005 in the action adventure film “The Legend of Zorro”, which starred Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and follows the masked Zorro, a man who decides to take justice into his own hands.

Some of Mary’s latest appearances in movies have been in “Queen of the Lot” in 2010, “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” in 2012, and “The M Word” in 2013.

Love life and husband

Mary met her first husband Eb Lottimer in 1976 when the two were cast to appear in the same film, and they started dating a month later. They married on 24 November 1978 at an event attended by nearly 200 people, however, they divorced in 1989, and don’t have any children together. Eb is an American actor and a director, best known for his roles in films “Divorce: A Contemporary Western” in 1998, “Sicario” in 2015, and “The Space Between Us” in 2017. As of March 2020, he is 68 years old.

Mary met Mark Andrew Brodka, a Californian lawyer, in 1996 and the two married two years later in 1998 in a small ceremony. Mary gave birth to their first child in 1999, while their second followed in 2002. Mary and Mark are currently living together in Los Angeles, California while their two children have moved out.

Hobbies and other interests

Mary was physically active during her childhood, and after turning 19 began going to the gym, having several training sessions each week which was somewhat required of her as she had already started working as a model. She was modelling only for fun and as a hobby, but was still following a strict diet eating healthy food and avoiding her favorite food which is pizza.

She enjoys watching movies in her spare time with som,e of her favorite actors and actresses being Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie while some of her favorite movies are “Mr. and Mrs Smith”, “Sleepers”, and the trilogy “The Godfather”. She is a lover of animals, and prefers cats over dogs.

Mary’s main hobby while she was younger was travelling – she travelled across the US twice, and has also visited many European countries, including Croatia, Finland and Iceland.

Appearance and net worth

Mary is 60 years old. She has long blonde hair and green eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

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1The best feedback I ever got on shooting J.R. Ewing was from this angelic little old English lady, who said, 'Why didn't you shoot lower?'
2I used to give part answers until I realized people could see through them, that there was much more dignity -- for everyone -- in telling the truth.
3I don't think poor Daddy had the vaguest idea of what to do with a girl. He'd had four sons on his first marriage, and I was wedged between Harry and Nathaniel and was a terrible tomboy, beating both of them up until I was eleven -- when they started to beat ME up. Daddy would treat me like a boy -- teaching me to shoot, taking me on safaris to Africa -- and then turn around and get wonderfully befuddled by what he'd just done. 'Wait a minute, I can't take her duck hunting: she's a girl!' And 'What the heck is she doing out there playing football? Oh, yeah ... that's right ... I taught her.'
4[on Bing Crosby] I've never met anyone in the profession who was so unconcerned about his work. I don't mean he was unprofessional. Quite the contrary. It's just that once he finished a movie or a performance, that was that. He never watched his old movies on TV, always preferring to look at a baseball match, instead.


1Gave birth to her 2nd child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. [2002]
2Gave birth to her 1st child with her 2nd husband Mark Brodka. [1999]
3Aunt of Gregory Crosby.
4Got her Actor's Equity card at the age of four.
5Her father once appeared on a Barbara Walters program threatening to disown Mary if she ever lived with a man before marrying him. He died in October 1977 and Mary went on live with her first husband, Eb Lottimer before they married in November of 1978.
6Acting since she was four, she made her first theatrical appearance with her mother in a production of Peter Pan and later, in the company of her siblings in her father's popular Christmas-season TV specials of the 1960s and 1970s.
7She made cult TV history by enacting the role of "Kristin Shepard" (Sue Ellen Ewing's scheming sister) on the TV series Dallas (1978). Her character was one of several suspects in the 1980 cliffhanger ending. Shot by an unknown assailant, viewers had to wait the entire summer (and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike) to learn who J.R.'s assailant was. During the summer, the question, "Who shot J.R.?", was part of water cooler conversations around the world. Ultimately, Crosby's character was revealed as the culprit in the classic episode, Dallas: Who Done It? (1980), that aired on November 21, 1980. It was one of the highest-rated episodes of a TV show ever aired. Crosby's character later crossed over to the TV series, Knots Landing (1979), and then returned to Dallas (1978) in 1981, where she was eventually found drowned in the Southfork Ranch swimming pool.
8Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Theta Zeta chapter at the University of Texas at Austin.
9Niece of Bob Crosby
10Younger half-sister of Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Phillip Crosby and Dennis Crosby.
11Cousin of Chris Crosby and Cathy Crosby
12Is fluent in Spanish.
13Graduated high school at 15.
14Entered the University of Texas at Austin at 15, but dropped out after a year and a half to study at the American Conservatory Theatre in Los Angeles.
15Aunt of Denise Crosby and L. Chip Crosby Jr.
16Middle sister of Harry Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby.
17Best known as the person who shot J.R. in her role of Kristen Shepherd, in Dallas (1978).
18Daughter of Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant




The M Word2014Aunt Rita Stephenson
Just 45 Minutes from Broadway2012Sharon Cooper
Queen of the Lot2010Frances Lambert Sapir
The Legend of Zorro2005Governor's Wife
Sharing the Secret2000TV MovieIrene
The Night Caller1998Nikki Rogers
Mike Hammer, Private Eye1997TV SeriesSheryl Weathersby
Cupid1997Dana Rhodes
Orleans1997TV SeriesAlya Ransom
Beverly Hills, 902101995-1996TV SeriesClaudia Van Eyck
Dream On1995TV SeriesBeverly
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesHeather Bonham
Pointman1995TV SeriesDr. Elizabeth Andreas
Platypus Man1995TV SeriesBeth Garland
Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them1994TV MovieJennifer
Heaven Help Us1994TV Series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1994TV SeriesNatima Lang
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993TV SeriesMonique
Distant Cousins1993Marcie
The Berlin Conspiracy1992Ursula Schneider
Murder, She Wrote1991-1992TV SeriesMariah Osborn / Laura Corman
Crack Me Up1991Stacey
Dallas1979-1991TV SeriesKristin Shepard
Guns of Paradise1991TV SeriesK. C. Cavanaugh
Shades of LA1990TV SeriesJessica Pope
Corporate Affairs1990Jessica Pierce
Body Chemistry1990Marlee Redding
Freddy's Nightmares1989-1990TV SeriesGreta Moss / Greta Nordhoff-Roscoe
Deadly Innocents1989Beth / Cathy
In the Heat of the Night1989TV SeriesJ.D. Sinclaire
Quicker Than the Eye1988Mary Preston
Tapeheads1988Samantha Gregory
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV SeriesProfessor Vankleef
Johann Strauss - Der König ohne Krone1987Adele
Stagecoach1986TV MovieMrs. Lucy Mallory
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesIsabel Hazard
The Love Boat1982-1986TV SeriesMegan Lewis / Elaine Kennedy / Helen Elaine / ...
Crazy Dan1986TV MovieBonnie
Final Jeopardy1985TV MovieSusan Campbell
Hotel1984-1985TV SeriesNatalie Rogers / Barbara Medford / Maggie Blackwood
Hollywood Wives1985TV Mini-SeriesKaren Lancaster
Glitter1984TV SeriesKarinova
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesBlythe Stewart
Cover Up1984TV SeriesMerilee Taylor
Fox Mystery Theater1984TV SeriesAnn Preston
The Fall Guy1982-1984TV SeriesKim Donnelly / Sue Jackson / Coleen Wilcox
The Ice Pirates1984Princess Karina
Automan1983TV SeriesEllen Fowler
Last Plane Out1983Elizabeth Rush
Confessions of a Married Man1983TV MovieEllen
Golden Gate1981TV MovieNatalie Kingsley
Dick Turpin1981TV SeriesJane Harding
Midnight Lace1981TV MovieCathy Preston
Knots Landing1980TV SeriesKristin Shepard
The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari1980TV MovieDavid's girlfriend - Special Guest
Brothers and Sisters1979TV SeriesSuzy Cooper
CHiPs1979TV SeriesChris
Pearl1978TV Mini-SeriesPatricia North
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesLeslie Slate
A Guide for the Married Woman1978TV MovieEloise
With This Ring1978TV MovieLisa Harris
Goldilocks1970TV ShortGoldilocks (as Mary Frances Crosby)
The Danny Thomas Hour1967TV SeriesJoan


Love2015/IDocumentary short grateful thanks


When Shoulderpads Ruled the World2002TV SpecialHerself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
The New Battlestars1983TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1980-1981TV SeriesHerself
The Grammy Hall of Fame1981TV MovieHerself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite New Song
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1979-1980TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night at the Mill1980TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Bing Crosby the Christmas Years1978TV MovieHerself
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas1977TV SpecialHerself
Bing Crosby's White Christmas1976TV SpecialHerself
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men1975TV Special documentaryHerself
Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas1971TV MovieHerself (as Mary Frances Crosby)
The Hollywood Palace1966-1968TV SeriesHerself - Singer
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Daughter of Bing Crosby
Dallas VIP: 30 Year Reunion at Southfork Ranch2010Video documentary
The Legendary Bing Crosby2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator / Contributor
Bring Back... Dallas2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Best Ever Christmas Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork2004TV Movie documentaryHerself / Kristin Shepard
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

A Bing Crosby Christmas1998Video documentaryHerself
Magico David1992TV Mini-SeriesDavid's girlfriend
Dallas1981-1989TV SeriesKristin Shepard


Won Awards

2006Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsDallas (1978)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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