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Katherine Helmond

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Thelma Malone, and her grandmother; they were Irish Catholics. Young Katherine attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while still in high school, hammering and sawing the ... See full bio »
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Brazil Mrs. Ida Lowry
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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 2017 Cars 3
Lizzie (voice)
 2014 Tales from Radiator Springs (TV Series)
- The Radiator Springs 500½ (2014) ... Lizzie (voice)
 2012 Mater's Tall Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- Time Travel Mater (2012) ... Lizzie (voice)
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Gloria Gold
- The Rematch (2011) ... Gloria Gold
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
- My Fair Rebound (2011) ... Mildred (voice)
 2011 Collaborator
Irene Longfellow
 2011 Cars 2
Lizzie (voice)
 2010 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)
Mrs. Geller
- In Lennox We Trust (2010) ... Mrs. Geller
 2010 The Glades (TV Series)
- A Perfect Storm (2010) ... Evelyn
 2007 Cars Mater-National (Video Game)
Lizzie (voice)
 2007 The Strand (Video)
 2006 Cars (Video Game)
Lizzie (voice)
 2006 Cars
Lizzie (voice)
 2002 Black Hole
Martha Truesdale
 2002 Mr. St. Nick (TV Movie)
 2001 Living in Fear (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ford
 2000 The Perfect Nanny
Mrs. McBride
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Cicely Nordeco
- BRCA2 (2000) ... Cicely Nordeco
 1999 Providence (TV Series)
Rose Bidwell
- Thank You, Providence: Part 2 (1999) ... Rose Bidwell
- Thank You, Providence: Part 1 (1999) ... Rose Bidwell
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Reef Grief (1999) ... Dugong (voice)
 1997 Ms. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Maude Marley
 1995-1997 Coach (TV Series)
Doris Sherman
- Leaving Orlando: Part 2 (1997) ... Doris Sherman
- Viva Las Ratings (1997) ... Doris Sherman
- Isn't It Romantic? (1996) ... Doris Sherman
- Last Tango in Orlando (1996) ... Doris Sherman
- Luther Get Your Gun (1996) ... Doris Sherman
 1996 Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair (Video Game)
Ma Cavello (voice)
 1995 The Spy Within
Dr. Pamela Schilling
 1993 The Elvira Show (TV Series)
Aunt Minerva
 1993 Amore!
Mildred Schwartz
 1993 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Madame Alexandra
- Tunnel of Love (1993) ... Madame Alexandra
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
- It's Never Too Late (1992) ... Connie (voice)
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Emma Carr
 1991 Deception: A Mother's Secret (TV Movie)
Geena Milner
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
Farm Woman
 1990 When Will I Be Loved? (TV Movie)
Barbara Patterson
 1988 Save the Dog! (TV Movie)
 1986 Christmas Snow (TV Movie)
Widow Mutterance
 1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Goldie DuPont
- Mr. Yummy Brownie (1986) ... Goldie DuPont
 1986 Charmed Lives (TV Series)
Mona Robinson
- Pilot (1986) ... Mona Robinson
 1985 Shadey
Lady Constance Landau
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Mildred Deegan
- Side by Side (1985) ... Mildred Deegan
 1984 Not in Front of the Kids (TV Movie)
Millie Rosen
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Laura Walters
- The Big Switch/Hooker's Holiday (1983) ... Laura Walters
 1979-1983 Benson (TV Series)
Jessica Tate
- Jessica (1979) ... Jessica Tate
 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie)
Frances Clooney
 1982 For Lovers Only (TV Movie)
Bea Winchell
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
Dorothy Longworth
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Pearl Bartlett
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie)
Elaine Thurston
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Lynn
 1978 Pearl (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Sally Colton, Madam
- Part 3 (1978) ... Mrs. Sally Colton, Madam
- Part 2 (1978) ... Mrs. Sally Colton, Madam
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mrs. Sally Colton, Madam
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Vera Lesser
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Dr. Harkens
- Deadly Ringer: Part 2 (1977) ... Dr. Harkens
- Deadly Ringer (1977) ... Dr. Harkens
 1977 Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie)
Miss Colby
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Elly Hunt
- The Explosives (1976) ... Elly Hunt
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Aunt Sara
- Liza's Pioneer Diary (1976) ... Aunt Sara
 1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Movie)
Mattie Riley
 1976 Baby Blue Marine
Mrs. Hudkins
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Pressure Point (1976)
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
Claire Folger
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Mrs. Stryker
- Cop Killer (1976) ... Mrs. Stryker
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Nancy Berwick
- Shadow of a Doubt (1976) ... Nancy Berwick
 1975 The Hindenburg
Mrs. Mildred Breslau
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
- The White Lightning War (1975) ... Middy
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Anne Kershaw
- Portrait of a Murder (1975) ... Anne Kershaw
 1974-1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Joyce Lanson / Molly Phillips
- Death Lady (1975) ... Joyce Lanson
- The Old Neighborhood (1974) ... Molly Phillips
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Edna Morrison
- The Orchid Killer (1975) ... Edna Morrison
 1975 The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant (TV Movie)
Nurse Katherine Gunther
 1975 Cage Without a Key (TV Movie)
Mrs. Little
 1975 The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bittner
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
- Heel of the Tyrant (1974) ... Rachel
 1974 Locusts (TV Movie)
Claire Fletcher
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Martha Cole / Mrs. Sylvia Jarrud
- A Fine Day for Dying (1974) ... Martha Cole
- A Rage to Kill (1974) ... Mrs. Sylvia Jarrud
 1974 Larry (TV Movie)
Maureen Whitten
 1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Emily Harris
- Only Birds and Fools (1974) ... Emily Harris
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie)
Libby Oppel
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Cissy Prine
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... Cissy Prine
 1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Liz Cunningham
- The Other Woman (1973) ... Liz Cunningham
 1973 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Dr. Webster
- I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong? (1973) ... Dr. Webster
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Martha Layne
- Murder (1973) ... Martha Layne
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Jug-Marker (1972) ... Terry
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ena Spratt
- The Judgement (1972) ... Ena Spratt
 1971 The Hospital
Marilyn Mead
 1971 Believe in Me
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Betty Lou Creco
- Je T'Adore Muldoon (1962) ... Betty Lou Creco (uncredited)
 1955 Wine of Morning
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She acted in Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance" in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Rene Auberjonois, K Callan, Bonnie Franklin, Bruce French and Mackenzie Phillips in the cast. Gordon Hunt was director. See more »

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The choice of roles as I grow older gets more and more limited, so if I pin myself to one kind of part I would get in trouble. So, these oddball ladies came along for me to do--I guess Terry Gilliam helped in this respect. I have found them more interesting, flashier and I get more mileage out of them. Many times, when a director reads a script and wants somebody who says "Far out", then they let... See more »


Was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Great God Brown." See more »


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