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About Gary Crosby
Gary Evan Crosby (June 27, 1933 – August 24, 1995) was an American singer and actor. He wrote a "kiss and tell" memoir of his father, Bing Crosby. His mother was singer/actress Dixie Lee, Bing Crosby's first wife.
Gary Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Stanford University but dropped out, then fell into following in his father's footsteps in the entertainment business. He performed in a harmony singing group, The Crosby Boys, with his three brothers, Philip, Lindsay, and Dennis, during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Crosby performed on several variety programs, including ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom and NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
As an actor, Crosby was briefly under contract to 20th Century-Fox but is perhaps best-remembered for his recurring roles as Eddie the scheming bellhop on The Bill Dana Show and Officer Edward "Ed" Wells on NBC's Adam-12 from 1968 to 1975, as well as appearances on several other shows produced by Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited (including an episode of Dragnet 1969 and two episodes of Emergency!). In 1965 Crosby made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as singer Jazbo Williams in "The Case of the Frustrated Folk Singer." He also appeared in the film Girl Happy (1965), with Elvis Presley, and "Come Wander With Me," an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1964.
Later in the 1970s, Crosby appeared occasionally on such game shows as Match Game and Tattletales as a guest panelist.