Who is Mark Brodka?: Mary Crosby’s Husband

Who is Mark Brodka?: Mary Crosby's Husband

Mark Brodka is a movie producer, executive, and attorney born in California, USA, on December 1, 1956. Mark is 77 years old, as of 2023. He is recognized for movies such as Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018) and The Legendary Bing Crosby (2010).

Mark Brodka is also famous as the husband of American actress, Mary Crosby, born September 14, 1959. The couple has two children together, Brent and Christopher. Mary and Mark live in Malibu, a rural region above Pacific Coast Highway. The couple married in 1998 after Mary divorced her former husband, Eb Lottimer, in 1989.

Mark Brodka is a real estate lawyer

Mark Andrew Brodka is a movie producer and attorney specializing in California’s real estate and personal injury law. They provisionally resolved their long-running legal dispute with their neighbor, Susan Demers, in 2013. In 2010, Brodka filed a lawsuit against Martha Gwinn, a friend and horse trainer, Demers. The legal dispute centered on Demers’ ability to access a federal park and ride horses, thereby crossing their property.

Regarding the movie aspect, Mark Andrew Brodka contributed to Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018), which is a documentary of the world’s best boxer, Muhammad Ali, and also contributed to The Legendary Bing Crosby (2010).

Mark has two sons with Mary Crosby

Mark Brodka and his wife, Mary Crosby, produced two sons, Brent, born in 1999, and Christopher Brodka, born in 2002. Not much is known regarding the lives of Brent and Christopher. Their parents likely prefer them to keep a low profile against the media.

Mary Crosby: Mark Brodka’s wife

Mary Crosby: Mark Brodka's wife

Mark Brodka is happily married to Mary Crosby, an American Actress born on September 14, 1959. Mary Frances Crosby, the sole child of singer and actor Bing Crosby from his second marriage to actress Kathryn Grant, was born in Los Angeles, California. She entered the University of Texas at Austin at the age of 15, graduated from high school, and joined the sorority Delta Delta Delta there, albeit she did not complete her degree. She speaks Spanish perfectly. She had two children with Eb Lottimer, with whom she was married from 1978 to 1989, and has been married to Mark Brodka since 1998.

From 1979 until 1981, and again in 1991, Crosby portrayed Kristin Shepard in the popular soap series Dallas, who is Sue Ellen Ewing’s cunning sister. Her role in Dallas’ “A House Divided” cliffhanger finale from the 1979–1980 season—ultimately resolved in the fourth episode of the subsequent season, “Who Done It”—may be the most prominent memory of her character. An unidentified assailant shot J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) in that widely viewed episode. To determine whether J.R. would live or die and which of his numerous adversaries was guilty, viewers had to wait all summer (and much of the fall owing to a Hollywood actors’ strike). “Who shot J.R.?” was a famous advertising tagline during the summer of 1980.

The famous episode, which was broadcast on November 21, 1980, ultimately made it clear that Kristin Shepard was the one who fired the shot. It was one of the most popular television episodes ever telecast. Before briefly returning to Dallas in 1981, her character, Kristin Shepard, subsequently appeared on the Dallas spin-off series Knots Landing. It was revealed in the season premiere episode (October 9, 1981) that it was Kristin’s body floating in the Southfork Ranch swimming pool, once again the subject of a highly-rated cliffhanger. She made a comeback for Dallas’ last episode in 1991, portraying the same role in J.R.’s vision.

Following Dallas, Crosby appeared in the ABC miniseries North and South, Book II (1986) and Hollywood Wives (1985). In The Love Boat, Starsky & Hutch, Hotel, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, CHiPs, Dream On, Beverly Hills, 90210, and In the Heat of the Night, she appeared as a guest star.

She portrayed a stalked lady in the title role of the Doris Day movie Midnight Lace in 1981. Other movie credits include The Ice Pirates (1984), Tapeheads (1988), Last Plane Out (1983), and The Legend of Zorro (2005).