Pat Sheehan

Pat Sheehan

Infobox Playboy Playmate
name = Pat Sheehan

caption =
imagesize = 150px
issue = October 1958
birthname =
birthplace = San Francisco, California
birthdate = birth date|mf=yes|1931|9|7|mf=y
deathdate = death date and age|mf=yes|2006|1|14|1931|9|7
deathplace =
bust = 35"
waist = 22"
hips = 34"
height = height|ft=5|in=6
weight = convert|120|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
preceded = Teri Hope
succeeded = Joan Staley
website =

Patricia Ann Sheehan, also known as Patricia Sheehan Crosby (born September 7, 1931 in San Francisco, California – died January 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California) was an American actress and model. She was "Playboy" magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1958 issue.

Early life

Sheehan's father, Arthur Edmond Sheehan, was an automotive engineer and businessman and her mother, Gladys Anna Larson, worked at a hospital. Her parents divorced in 1935 just a few years after she was born.

In 1942, her brother, Arthur Sheehan, a famous triple-A league pitcher, was drafted into the United States Army. Working as a gunner on a flying fortress, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and died after his plane was shot down over Germany. Only two out of nine people survived. He was later added to the San Francisco Hall of Fame.

Her brother Ed is a Jehovah's Witness and was a skilled soccer player in high school. He also played Professional Band and was in the Band Corps for WWII.

Early career

In 1949 she won the local Miss Milkmaid pageant which launched her career. Sheehan had her first chance at fame when she won first place in the Miss San Francisco Pageant of 1950: her prize was a Gensler Lee diamond ring. She took honors for Miss San Francisco and flew to Santa Cruz, California to be on Jim Davis's KCBS Radio Show and take part in the Miss California Pageant.Sheehan dated and married George Duuglas Von-Ittu, a union official. They divorced after a year. Shortly after the divorce, she participated in the Miss California Pageant of 1951. Two years later, in 1953, her father died of diabetes.


Sheehan was "Playboy" magazine's Playmate of the Month for October 1958, tied-in with Mara Corday. Her centerfold was photographed by Sam Wu. She made it into her first magazine, "Comedy", on July 1953. She later got into acting, performing in her first movie: "The Adventures of Hajji Baba". She later posed for magazines such as "TV Fan" and "People Today". In 1955, she finally got to speak on camera, when she made it into her first dialogue role on "Son of Sinbad".

She was in the movies "Kismet", "The French Line", "Daddy Long Legs", "Blondie", as well as "The NBC Comedy Hour". Agnes Moorehead was her acting coach during this period.

Sheehan also became one of the six Goldwyn Girls in 1955."Gigi" was her last movie, made the same year she married Dennis Crosby.

Shortly after Bing Crosby's first wife, Dixie Lee, died of ovarian cancer, he started dating Sheehan. Their relationship became very serious. He would fly to San Francisco to do his radio show, then would stop by Sheehan's place to pick her up for their date. Eventually, Crosby proposed to Sheehan.

On May 4, 1958, she married Crosby's son Dennis in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had three children: Gregory Crosby; Dennis Crosby, Jr.; and Patrick Anthony Crosby. They divorced in 1964 and Sheehan never remarried.

After divorcing Dennis Crosby, Sheehan dated a number of famous men,including Australian actor Rod Taylor and Frank Sinatra.

For a time, Sheehan dated Elvis Presley; once she flew with him to Memphis to see his mother. She had even gone to dinner with Howard Hughes. She had also modeled with actor Marlon Brando.The last famous man that she had been known to date was Spanish actor Cantinflas.

Later life

Sheehan's mother died in 1980 from pneumonia.

In her later years, Sheehan lived in Van Nuys, California with her son Gregory, a Hollywood producer and screenwriter, and his wife Spice Williams, an actress and stuntwoman.

She started taking hormone pills, which caused her to develop breast and uterine cancer.Fact|date=July 2008 Pat died from a heart attack on January 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.


* "Playboy"- October 1958; Cover and Centerfold
* "Playboy" (UK)- October 1958; Centerfold
* "Parade" (UK)- September 1965; Cover
* "People Today"- December 1956; Walk Down the Stage Slowly; Cover
* "People Today"- June 1958; Dennis Crosbys Best Girl; Cover
* "TV Fan"- October 1956; Most Gorgeous Gal on TV; Cover
* "TV Guide"- July 1956; On the Dotted Line;
* "Modern Man Quarerly"- 1957; Cover
* "Modern Man"- October 1958
* "Eye"- August 1960; Views and Wiews: Pat Sheehan
* "Scene"- December 1960; Dennis Crosbys Blonde Bombshell; Cover
* "Gala"- March 1958
* "Escapade"- January 1957; Cover
* "Tempo"- July 1958; Centerfold
* "Tempo"- April 30, 1957; Cover
* "Life"- October 1958
* "Times"- May 19, 1958
* "Times"- December 29, 1958
* "Chicks and Chuckles"- February 1961


* "Gigi" (1958) (uncredited) .... Blonde
* "Blondie" (1 episode, 1957) The Other Woman (1957) TV Episode
* "The NBC Comedy Hour" Episode #1.5 (1956) TV Episode, Herself, Blonde Actress
* "Kismet" (1955) (uncredited), Harem Showgirl
* "Daddy Long Legs (film)" (1955) (uncredited), Blonde
* "The Colgate Comedy Hour", Episode #5.19 (1955) TV Episode (uncredited) Pretty Blonde
* "The Adventures of Hajji Baba" (1954) (uncredited) .... Handmaiden
* "The French Line" (1954) (uncredited) Model
* "The Chevvy Show" (1956) TV Episode, Herself
* "Son of Sinbad" (1955) (uncredited) Harem Girl
* "Guys and Dolls" (1955) (uncredited) Actor


* "Miss Milkmaid Winner" 1949
* "Miss San Francisco Winner" 1950
* "Miss California Contestant" 1951
* "Playboy Miss October 1958 Winner" 1958

ee also

* List of people in Playboy 1953-1959

External links

* [ jwow- John's Women of the World]
* [ Pat Sheehan Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen]
* [ Pat Sheehan at Find a Grave]


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