DIXIE LEE (1911-1952)

Dixie Lee (1911-1952). Born Wilma Winifred Wyatt. She married Bing Crosby at the age of 18, and had four sons with him, two of whom, Lindsay and Dennis, would eventually commit suicide as adults. Dixie drank socially to keep up with Bing. She succeeded in curbing Bing’s alcohol consumption, but ironically her own alcoholism worsened. She had a brief film career, starring in a few features. She died from ovarian cancer, three days before her 41st birthday……

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