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Dixie Lee Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Dixie Lee Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth November 4, 1909
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death November 1, 1952

Dixie Lee was an American actor, dancer, and singer who was the first wife of singer Bing Crosby. Her filmography consists of The Big PartyHarmony at Home, Let’s Go PlacesWhy Leave Home?, Love in Bloom, Redheads on Parade, Cheer Up and Smile, Happy Days, Night Life in Reno, No Limit, Mr. Lemon of Orange, Quick MillionsDarn Tootin, Manhattan Love Song, and Young Sinners.

Born Name

Wilma Winifred Wyatt

Other Names

Dixie Lee, Dixie Carroll

Dixie Lee as seen in 1935
Dixie Lee as seen in 1935 (Street & Smith New York / Picture Play Magazine / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on November 4, 1909.

Died

On November 1, 1952, Dixie Lee died from ovarian cancer at the age of 42 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Harriman, Roanne County, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Dixie Lee graduated from Senn High School, a public 4-year high school located in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Occupation

Actor, Dancer, Singer

Family

  • Father – Evan Wyatt
  • Mother – Nora Scarborough
  • Others – Harry Lowe Crosby (Father-In-Law) (Bookkeeper), Catherine Helen (Mother-In-Law), Laurence Earl (Brother-In-Law), Everett Nathaniel (Brother-In-Law), Edward John (Brother-In-Law), George Robert (Brother-In-Law), Catherine Cordelia (Sister-In-Law), Mary Rose (Sister-In-Law), Denise Crosby (Granddaughter) (Actor, Model)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Slim

Dixie Lee pictured with Bing Crosby and their first son, Gary Crosby, in 1933
Dixie Lee pictured with Bing Crosby and their first son, Gary Crosby, in 1933 (Modern Screen / archive.org / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Dixie Lee had dated –

  1. Bing Crosby – She was 20 years old when she met singer and actor Bing Crosby. The duo later got married on September 29, 1930, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood. Their married life started getting problematic early on and on March 4, 1931, Dixie announced that the couple had separated and that she would soon be filing a divorce suit charging mental cruelty. She also said, “We have only been married about six months, but we have already found out that we are not suited for each other. Our separation is an amiable one, and the only reason for it is that we just cannot get along. ‘Bing’ is a fine boy as a friend, but married he and I just cannot be happy.” However, they reconciled within a week. They had 4 sons – Gary Evan Crosby (June 27, 1933 – August 24, 1995), twins Phillip Lang Crosby (July 13, 1934 – January 13, 2004) and Dennis Michael Crosby (July 13, 1934 – May 4, 1991), and Lindsay Harry Crosby (January 5, 1938 – December 11, 1989).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Shy personality

Dixie Lee in 1935
Dixie Lee in 1935 (Maurice Seymour, Chicago / eBay / Public Domain)

Dixie Lee Facts

  1. She mentioned her birth date as November 4, 1911, when she entered show business.
  2. Dixie Lee decided to take the professional name “Dixie Carroll” to enter an amateur singing contest in May 1928. She subsequently won the contest and was awarded a job as a singer at a roadhouse called College Inn.
  3. It was while working at College Inn that she was discovered by a talent scout and was given a part in the traveling company of Good News.
  4. After she was offered a film contract, Winfield Sheehan of the Fox film studio changed her name to “Dixie Lee” in order to avoid confusion with actors Nancy Carroll and Sue Carol.
  5. Dixie Lee’s final film role was playing Ginger Blair in the 1935 musical film Redheads on Parade.
  6. In 1946, she was named “Hollywood’s Ideal Mother” by the Advisory Committee of the United Home Finding Service.
  7. The 1947 drama film Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (also called A Woman Destroyed) is loosely based on her life.
  8. The Tennessee Historical Commission and the City of Harriman, Tennessee, unveiled a Tennessee State Historical Marker (1F 46) on November 8, 2019, near Dixie’s birthplace in the Walnut Hill section of downtown Harriman.

Featured Image by Street & Smith New York / Picture Play Magazine / Public Domain

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