Phillip Crosby

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Phillip Lang Crosby (13 July 1934 – 13 January 2004) was an American actor and singer, who began his career singing alongside his brothers and his father, Bing Crosby. He was the twin brother of Dennis Crosby.

Early life

He was born in California and was educated at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He and Dennis were two of Bing Crosby's four sons from his first marriage to the singer Dixie Lee.

Singing career

Phillip and his brothers formed a harmony singing group, The Crosby Boys, who performed during the 1950s and 1960s. They appeared in nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show on American television.

Family relations

He was married four times to:
  1. Sandra Jo Drummond, a Vegas showgirl (1958–1963); two children, daughter Dixie Lee Crosby and son Brian Patrick Crosby (deceased).
  2. Mary Joyce Gabbard, a Vegas showgirl (1964–1966); two children, daughter Mary Elizabeth Crosby and son Bing Crosby.
  3. Georgi Edwards, a Vegas showgirl (1967–1969)
  4. Peggy J. Compton (1972–1975); one son Phillip L. Crosby Jr., (a crooner in a musical quartet, which revitalises some of Bing's old songs).


Tragedy

Despite a promising start to life, the brothers were overwhelmed by their emotional problems, which resulted in heavy drinking....
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