• Kathryn Anne Knotts

    1956 - 2005

    Kathryn Anne Knotts (1956 - 2005)

    Actress. A native of Tucson, Arizona, she graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. Her credits include the films, “Eye Of The Sparrow” (1987), “The Method” (1989), and “Tax Season” (1989). On television, she appeared as ‘Stephanie Corbridge’ in “Midnight Caller” in 1991. An outspoken […]

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  • Kathryn Card

    1892 - 1964

    Kathryn Card (1892 - 1964)

    Actress. Born in Butte, Montana, she was primarily a radio actress making her first screen appearance in “Kiss and Tell” (1945). Her other film credits included “The Hucksters” (1947), “Harriet Craig” (1950), “The Girl in White” (1952), “Ada” (1961) and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1964). For television, she appeared on “Rawhide”, Perry Mason”, “Alfred Hitchcock […]

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  • Kathryn Crawford

    1908 - 1980

    Kathryn Crawford (1908 - 1980)

    Actress. Born Katherine Moran in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, she began her career in summer stock stage shows making her film debut as the leading lady in “King of the Rodeo” (1929). For the next decade she appeared in over a dozen films to include “Kid’s Clever” (1929), “Modern Love” (1929), “King of Jazz” (1930), “Flying High” […]

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  • Kathryn Eames

    1908 - 2004

    Kathryn Eames (1908 - 2004)

    Actress. She spent over 50 years as an actress on radio, television, movies, and every level of the theater from Broadway to regional and dinner theaters. Her first Broadway part was in Moss Hart’s “Winged Victory.” Other plays included “Lamp at Midnight”, “Portrait of a Madonna” and “In White America.” She toured with “Morning’s at […]

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  • Kathryn Givney

    1896 - 1978

    Kathryn Givney (1896 - 1978)

    American motion picture and television actress of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Appeared with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1951 romance drama “A Place In the Sun.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Kathryn Grayson

    1922 - 2010

    Kathryn Grayson (1922 - 2010)

    She was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the daughter of Charles E. Hedrick and Lillian Grayson Hedrick (1897–1955). Charles was a building contractor-realtor.  Lillian was of British descent and Charles was of German and Sicilian descent.  The Hedrick family later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she was discovered singing on […]

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  • Kathryn Joosten

    1939 - 2012

    Kathryn Joosten (1939 - 2012)

    Kathryn Joosten was born Kathryn Rausch in Chicago, Illinois to Dutch-German parents. Her first career was as a psychiatric nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, living in nearby Lake Forest, Illinois, where she married a psychiatrist and raised two sons. Following her 1980 divorce, she began acting in community theater in 1982, at age […]

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  • Kathryn Keeton Guccione

    2024 - 1997

    Kathryn Keeton Guccione (2024 - 1997)

    Businesswoman. Raised on a farm in South Africa, she studied ballet in London but used her dance talents otherwise. At age 24 she met Bob Guccione, then manager of the fledgling Penthouse magazine. In 1969 the magazine was introduced in the United States. While she served as vice-chair and Chief Executive of General Media Communications, […]

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  • Kathryn Loder

    1940 - 1978

    Kathryn Loder (1940 - 1978)

    Actress. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, she began her stage career in 1961, debuting at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut and went on to premier on Broadway. In 1966, she became a member of the Theater Atlanta Repertory Company and toured the country which resulted in her making her screen debut in “Night of the […]

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  • Kathryn McGuire

    1903 - 1978

    Kathryn McGuire (1903 - 1978)

    Silent-film Actress and Dancer. Born in Peoria, Illinois, she was said to be recognized by critics and fans alike as one of the rising stars in film. Selected one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922, she came from a family who had never had a member partake in the acting profession before. At an […]

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  • Kathryn Rose McLaughlin

    1911 - 2003

    Kathryn Rose McLaughlin (1911 - 2003)

    Actress. McLaughlin began her acting career at the age of 7 when she joined the Hugh Hamlin Killy Review. She graduated from the Belmont Professional School in Hollywood, California, when she was 18, and then became a member of a vaudeville act in the 1930s. Also a dancer, singer, and musician, she later received a […]

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  • Kathy Staff

    1928 - 2008

    Kathy Staff (1928 - 2008)

    Born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, Staff was best known for her role as one of the main characters, Nora Batty, in the long-running BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. She played Nora Batty from the pilot episode in 1973, (though in the pilot and first series, she was referred to as Mrs.Batty),  until 2008, the […]

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  • Katina Paxinou

    1900 - 1973

    Katina Paxinou (1900 - 1973)

    Katina Paxinou was born Aikaterini Konstantopoulou (Αικατερίνη Κωνσταντοπούλου) in Piraeus, Greece, she trained as an opera singer at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève and later in Berlin and Vienna. According to her biography in Playbill (1942), Paxinou was disowned by her family after she decided to seek a permanent stage career. Paxinou made her debut […]

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  • Katrin Cartlidge

    1961 - 2002

    Katrin Cartlidge (1961 - 2002)

    Cartlidge was born in London to an English father and a German Jewish refugee mother. She was educated at the Parliament Hill School for Girls in Camden. Her work on Manchevski’s Before the Rain, and on No Man’s Land made her well known in the Balkans and Bosnia-Herzogovina. Sophie, in Mike Leigh’s Naked, was her first […]

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  • Katy French

    1983 - 2007

    Katy French (1983 - 2007)

    French was born in Basel, Switzerland, to parents Janet (from Britain) and John (from Australia) French. She moved with her family to Ireland aged two, briefly living in the Sandyford area before settling in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, and later to Stillorgan, County Dublin. French attended Alexandra College in Milltown, Dublin, from the age seven. While […]

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  • Katy Jurado

    1924 - 2002

    Katy Jurado (1924 - 2002)

    Actress. One of her country’s premiere movie stars, Katy Jurado is remembered for her sultry beauty and strong portrayals in films on both sides of the Rio Grande. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia to a family of wealth and position, she was raised in Mexico City from age three and was originally educated […]

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  • Kay Aldridge

    1917 - 1995

    Kay Aldridge (1917 - 1995)

    Katharine Gratten Aldridge was born on July 9, 1917 in Tallahassee, Florida. Her father was a surveyor and her mother was an artist and writer. Following her father’s death when she was two years old, her mother moved the family to Lyells, Virginia, where she and her four siblings were raised with the help of […]

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  • Kay Armen

    1915 - 2011

    Kay Armen (1915 - 2011)

    Singer, Actress, Composer. Born Armenuhi Manoogian, she was of Armenian descent.  Armen began her professional career in Chicago singing in nightclubs and on the radio.  She was the featured singer on the radio version of the Bert Parks hosted “Stop the Music” in 1948 and 1949.  Armen’s cousins, best selling author William Saroyan, and Ross […]

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  • Kay Boyle Franckenstein

    1902 - 1992

    Kay Boyle Franckenstein (1902 - 1992)

    Award-Winning Writer, Educator, and Political Activist. She was born in St. Paul (Minnesota) and died in Mill Valley (California). She studied architecture at the Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati. In 1929 the Crosbys’ Black Sun Press published Boyle’s first book of fiction titled Short Stories. Kay Boyle’s short stories won two O. Henry Awards (for […]

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  • Kay Brown

    1926 - 1987

    Kay Brown (1926 - 1987)

    Stage and motion picture actress of the 1940s and 50s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Kay Campbell

    1904 - 1985

    Kay Campbell (1904 - 1985)

    Actress. Born, Catherine Campbell on August 12, 1904, she began her career as a model in Chicago. From 1945 to 1960, she played Evey Perkins on the radio serial “Ma Perkins”. She was best known for her roles on the daytime television soap series as Helene Benedict on “The Guiding Light” 1957 to 1964, as […]

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  • Kay Christopher

    1926 - 2012

    Kay Christopher (1926 - 2012)

    American Actress. The blonde haired, green eyed actress made a name for herself playing devoted housewives, best friends, and good girls during the 1940s and 50s. Following her graduation from high school in 1944, she worked professionally as a model and pin-up girl which led to a beauty contest win, Miss Photo Flash of 1945, […]

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  • Kay Francis

    1905 - 1968

    Kay Francis (1905 - 1968)

    Francis was born Katharine Edwina Gibbs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1905. Her parents, Joseph Sprague Gibbs and his actress wife Katharine Clinton Francis, had been married in 1903; however, by the time their daughter was four, Joseph had left the family. Francis inherited her unusual height from her father, who stood 6′ 4″; she […]

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  • Kay Hammond

    1901 - 1982

    Kay Hammond (1901 - 1982)

    Actress. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she performed in many Hollywood motion picture productions from 1920s to the 1960s. Her credits included “Her Private Affair” (1929), “Abraham Lincoln” (1930), “Racetrack” (1933), “Eight Girls in a Boat” (1934), “Way Down East” (1935), “The Ten Commandments” (1956) and “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965). (bio by: John […]

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  • Kay Johnson

    1904 - 1975

    Kay Johnson (1904 - 1975)

    Catherine Townsend Johnson was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1904. Her father was architect Thomas R. Johnson, who worked in the firm of Cass Gilbert, the architect of several noteworthy buildings in New York City, including the Woolworth Building, the New York Customs House, and many library buildings. Kay, as she was known, […]

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  • Kay Kendall

    1927 - 1959

    Kay Kendall (1927 - 1959)

    She was born Justine Kay Kendall McCarthy, at Stanley House, Hull Road, in Withernsea, a coastal resort in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Kendall’s father was Terrence “Terry” McCarthy (aka Terry Kendall), the vaudevillian son of music hall star Marie Kendall. Kay’s mother was the former Gladys Drewery. She had two elder siblings, Terrence Justin […]

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  • Kay Linaker Phillips

    1913 - 2008

    Kay Linaker Phillips (1913 - 2008)

    Actress,  Screenwriter. She is best remembered for writing the screenplay for the 1958 classic horror film “The Blob”,  which gave Steve McQueen his first starring role. During her film career she played mostly supporting roles in more than 50 films in the 1930s and 1940s. Her credits  include “The Girl From Mandalay” (1936),”Charlie Chan at […]

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  • Kay Medford

    1919 - 1980

    Kay Medford (1919 - 1980)

    She was born Margaret Kathleen Regan in 1919 in New York City to James and Mary Regan, first-generation Irish-American parents. She was orphaned in her teens. She adopted the name “Kay Medford” professionally, and began her career after graduating from high school and working as a nightclub waitress.  She was the original “Mama” in Bye […]

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  • Kay Starr

    1922 - 2016

    Kay Starr (1922 - 2016)

    Kay Starr In a career spanning seven decades, Kay Starr was primarily a solo act, but she also accompanied hard-swinging jazzmen such as Coleman Hawkins, Nat “King” Cole and Count Basie, the folksy country and western entertainer Tennessee Ernie Ford and the clean-cut pop crooner Pat Boone, among many others. Kay Starr made her professional […]

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  • Kay Tremblay

    1914 - 2005

    Kay Tremblay (1914 - 2005)

    Canadian Actress. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland and died in Stratford, Ontario. She developed her long career throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Her first professional appearance was with the George Balanchine Ballet in London, England. After World War II, she came to Montreal and she continued her acting career with the […]

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