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Cathy Downs (1926–1976)


A pleasant, attractive leading lady, Cathy Downs was an "outdoors type" who worked as a model before she became a Fox contract player in 1944. In the late 1940s she was being groomed for major success -- e.g., she played the title role in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) -- but most of her subsequent movie roles were in low-budget westerns... See full bio »

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Known For

My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine Clementine Carter
(1946)
The Dark Corner
The Dark Corner Mari Cathcart
(1946)
The Amazing Colossal Man
The Amazing Colossal Man Carol Forrest
(1957)
For You I Die
For You I Die Hope Novak
(1947)

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 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Millicent Barton
- The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner (1965) ... Millicent Barton
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Mavis Fenton
- Many a Slip (1962) ... Mavis Fenton
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jenny Stone
- Incident Before Black Pass (1961) ... Jenny Stone
 1959-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Julie Giles / Amelia Roberts
- Incident at Fort Bowie (1960) ... Julie Giles
- Marked Deck (1959) ... Amelia Roberts
 1958-1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Anna - Saloon Gal / Patricia Camden
- Surrender at Sunglow (1959) ... Anna - Saloon Gal
- Triangle of Death (1958) ... Patricia Camden
 1958 Missile to the Moon
June Saxton
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Steve Mitchell
- Indian Medicine (1957) ... Steve Mitchell
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man
Carol Forrest
 1957 Curfew Breakers
Mrs. Bowman
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Charlotte
- The Hemlock Cup (1957)
- Susan and God (1956) ... Charlotte
- Friday the 13th (1956)
 1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Dolly Danger
- The Danger Sisters (1956) ... Dolly Danger
 1956 The She-Creature
Dorothy Chappel
 1956 The Oklahoma Woman
Susan Grant
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Dr. Eve Saunders
- The Rip Matson Story (1956) ... Dr. Eve Saunders
 1955 The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
Lois King (as Kathy Downs)
 1955 The Promise (TV Movie)
Calanthe
 1955 Kentucky Rifle
Amy Connors
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Sister Mary Joan of Arc
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
Nancy
- Romance Wrecker (1955) ... Nancy
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Kathy
- Roark Island (1955) ... Kathy
 1955 The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series)
Miss Yvonne
- Gildy's Dancing Lessons (1955) ... Miss Yvonne
 1954-1955 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Ann Howe
- The Hard Way (1955) ... Ann Howe
- The Fast Touch (1955) ... Ann Howe
- Second Honeymoon (1955) ... Ann Howe
- Clyde's Mistake (1955) ... Ann Howe
- Below the Border (1955) ... Ann Howe
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Lucy
- The Reckoning (1954) ... Lucy
 1953 The Flaming Urge
Charlotte Cruickshank
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Music Teacher
- Riley Hears Bells (1953) ... Music Teacher
 1953 Bandits of the West
Joanne Collier
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Kathy McMahon
- Hot Mink (1953) ... Kathy McMahon
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Commercial
- One of Those Things (1953) ... Commercial
 1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Mary Seaton
- Best Laid Plans (1952) ... Mary Seaton
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Jenny
- Desert Honeymoon (1952) ... Jenny
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1952 Gobs and Gals
Betty Lou Prentice
 1951 Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
Anne Palooka
 1950 Short Grass
Sharon Lynch
 1950 The Sundowners
Kathleen Boyce
 1949 Massacre River
Kitty Reid
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Carol Blair
 1948 Panhandle
Jean 'Dusty' Stewart
 1947 For You I Die
Hope Novak
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Clementine Carter
 1946 Do You Love Me
Clothes Model (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Mari Cathcart
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Ms. Mascara (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Girl on Carousel (uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Miss Cream Puff (uncredited)
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Radio: Appeared on "Mail Call". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kathy Downs

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Her ex-husband, Joe Kirkwood Jr., had been out of touch with Cathy for years when he found out she was in dire financial circumstances. He was drawing up a trust fund for her in 1976 when he learned that she had died. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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