Russell Crowe and wife are parents of a baby boy

Monday, December 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Russell Crowe, star of ``A Beautiful Mind,'' now is the father of a beautiful child.

Crowe's wife, Danielle Spencer, gave birth to a baby boy, his publicist said Monday.

Charles Spencer Crowe was born Sunday night, weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces, Crowe's Australian publicist Wendy Day told Australian Associated Press.

``He's a healthy, bouncing baby boy looking forward to Christmas,'' Day said.

Crowe married Spencer, a 32-year-old singer, April 7 at his sprawling rural property of Nana Glen near the east Australian beach resort town of Coffs Harbour.

The 39-year-old actor, who won an Oscar for ``Gladiator,'' was nominated for a Golden Globe Award last week for ``Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.''