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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 October 1892Butte, Montana, USA
Date of Death 1 March 1964Costa Mesa, California, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Kathryn Card was born on October 4, 1892 in Butte, Montana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Born to Kill (1947) and Undercurrent (1946). She died on March 1, 1964 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

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Played Lucy's mother (Mrs. McGillicuddy) in a recurring role on "I Love Lucy" in the 1950s, but her first appearance on that show was as "Minnie Finch".
Her last appearance was as Mrs. Wadlington, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).
Her first screen credit was in 1945 for her role as Louise in the Corliss Archer movie, Kiss and Tell, starring Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer.
Card also had a small role as a landlady of The Oleander Arms Hotel in the 1954 Warner Brothers remake of A Star Is Born. Her part consisted of one scene early in the film when movie actor Norman Maine (played by James Mason) is desperately trying to find Esther Blodgett, a girl singer he had only met briefly (played by Judy Garland). Shortly after the movie's release, Warner Brothers made extensive cuts of the film and Card's role was deleted entirely until 1983 when film historian Ronald Haver found the original monaural three-hour soundtrack along with most of the missing footage and restored the scenes. Even though Card's scene with James Mason had been preserved aurally, there was no existing footage or stills of their scene together, so Haver "manufactured" stills of the scene using another actress to stand in for Card to accompany the dialogue with Card and Mason on the soundtrack.

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