Born Gary Evan Crosby, June 25, 1933, in Hollywood, CA; died of lung cancer,August 24, 1995, in Burbank, CA. Actor and singer. Gary Crosby was the eldestson of actor and singer Bing Crosby. He performed the duets "Sam's Song" and"Play a Simple Melody" with his father in a 1950 record that later went gold. In 1942, Crosby made his film debut opposite his father and Betty Hutton inStar Spangled Banner. He held small parts in films throughout the 1950s, including work in such productions as Holiday for Lovers and A Private's Affair.His last film role was as Vic Gallegher in The Night Stalker in 1987. Crosbywas better known to television audiences through his appearances on The BillDana Show and as Officer Ed Wells on the 1968-75 series Adam-12. He also appeared in guest roles on Murder, She Wrote and Matlock. Crosby made many revelations about his unhappy relationship with his father in his 1983 autobiography Going My Own Way.