Kelly Lee Crosby is a celebrity child, the daughter of the late American singer and occasional actor Dennis Crosby. Although her mother, Arleen Newman, kept her away from the limelight, she still gained recognition due to her father’s global musical success. Kelly comes from a family of actors and actresses from her father’s side. Her grandfather Bing Crosby was a singer and actor. Denise Crosby from Star Trek TNG is her sister, and film producer Gregory Crosby is her brother. Please keep reading to discover more about Kelly Lee Crosby, her parents, and her siblings.
Kelly Lee Crosby Bio
Kelly Lee Crosby is one of seven children born to Dennis Crosby. Her mother, Arleen Newman, married Crosby from 1964 to 1991. Her mother raised Kelly to live a simple life away from the media, and she has maintained the same privacy in her life.
Kelly Lee Crosby’s Siblings
Kelly has two sisters: Erin Colleen Crosby, born on 25 February 1971, and Catherine Denise Crosby, born on 19 September 1953, from her mother’s first marriage to Mike Buell. She has three half-brothers from her father’s first marriage: Gregory Evan. Dennis Michael Jr. and Patrick Anthony. Kelly’s other sibling is Denise Crosby, the daughter of Marilyn Miller. Denise’s mother sued Crosby over her paternity, and he was forced to pay her child support and legal fees.
Kelly Lee Crosby’s Relatives
From her father’s side, Kelly has some notable relatives, starting with her grandfather, who was a singer and actor and his grandmother Dixie Lee was an actress, dancer, and singer. Her uncles were the late actors and singers Lindsay Crosby (who died in 1989), Gary Evan Crosby (who died in 1995), and Phillip Crosby, who was Crosby’s twin brother. Phillip committed suicide by gunshot in December 1989. Other notable relatives include Harry Crosby III, Mary Crosby, Larry Crosby, Bob Crosby, and Chris Crosby.
Kelly Lee Crosby’s Parents
Kelly’s mother was Dennis Crosby’s second wife. She is the daughter of William Holden and Eva May Hoffman, born in 1939. Her father was a television film actor, and her grandfather was Luba Newman.
Arleen and Crosby met in 1963 while he was working in Los Angeles for Bing Crosby Productions. The couple married in 1964 after Crosby divorced his first wife, Pat Sheehan. They divorced in 1991.
Dennis Crosby was born in Los Angeles on 13 July 1934. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Francisco. He enrolled at Washington State University with his twin brother but dropped out after two years to join the Army. At 21, he inherited $200,000 from his late mother’s trust.
Dennis and his brothers Gary, Lindsay, and Phillip performed as the Crosby Brothers in the late 1950s. They performed in nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The death of Dennis’ twin brother, Lindsay, caused him tremendous distraught. As a result, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot on 4 May 1991 in Novata, California.
Like many siblings who do not follow their parents’ fame, Kelly Lee Crosby has maintained a life away from the public eye.