From the June 30, 1980 issue of People Magazine; Vol. 13, No. 26
Possibly even more unsettling to Dad's memory is the role lately taken by another Crosby kid. In this summer's nastiest horror film, Friday the 13th, Bing's namesake, Harry Lillis Crosby III, 21, plays a camp counselor who witnesses various beheadings, garrotings and throat slashings before he himself is bloodily dispatched by a homicidal archer after a game of strip Monopoly. The Old Man would be more aghast if he knew that the nonstop gore helped Friday earn $27 million in its first month alone. Worse, young Harry found all the mayhem "an awful lot of fun."[...]
Read the rest.Harry grew up not in Hollywood but in the San Francisco suburb of Hills-borough, "where I went to a nice, normal public school with nice, normal kids." From age 7 on, to be sure, Harry appeared with Mary Frances and his younger brother, Nathaniel, on Pop's Christmas TV specials. Yet he feels that Bing did not force them into show business: "He just opened the door a crack." Harry studied classical guitar at 14 and "became a recluse and a bookworm" after switching to private school at 16. Father set the house rules, Harry notes, but Kathryn handled the discipline. When Harry stayed out past his 10 p.m. curfew on dates, he remembers, "Mom would go to sleep in my bed until I came home."
It's always nice finding these old articles from Friday the 13th alumni. Thanks, Where's Paul!