Marshall Crosby

Marshall Crosby (18 February 1882 – 1 January 1954) was a popular Australian actor and singer of film, theatre, radio and TV.[1] He appeared in a number of shows for J. C. Williamson Ltd and was a leading radio actor,[2] remembered for his role as "Josh Roberts" in the long running ABC radio serial Blue Hills.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He was the father of actor and radio producer Don Crosby, who was an Order of Australia recipient.


Year Title Role Notes
1932 His Royal Highness Alfam
1933 Harmony Row Sergeant
1934 Clara Gibbings Tudor
1934 A Ticket in Tatts Mr. Summers
1937 The Broken Melody Rowing Trainer
1937 The Avenger Detective Sergeant O'Neill
1938 Dad and Dave Come to Town Ryan Sr.
1940 Dad Rudd, MP Ryan
1940 Wings of Destiny Francis Jamieson
1941 That Certain Something Stephen Appleby
1941 Racing Luck Sir Reginald Franklin
1946 Smithy Arthur Powell
1946 The Overlanders Minister
1949 Eureka Stockade Sullivan, the postmaster Uncredited
1952 Kangaroo Gambler Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Marshall Crosby Dead". The Canberra Times. 2 January 1954. p. 2. Retrieved 8 August 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Marshall Crosby — a Singing Actor". Werribee Shire Banner. Vic. 1 February 1934. p. 1. Retrieved 8 August 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Death of Marshall Crosby". South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus. Vol. LIV, no. 7. New South Wales. 25 January 1954. p. 4 (Women's Magazine). Retrieved 18 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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