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Born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Died in Portland, Maine, USA  (pulmonary disease)
Birth NameKatherine Drewry Emery

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Katherine Emery was born on October 11, 1906 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Katherine Drewry Emery. She was an actress, known for Isle of the Dead (1945), Eyes in the Night (1942) and The Maze (1953). She was married to Paul Conant Eaton. She died on February 7, 1980 in Portland, Maine, USA.

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Paul Conant Eaton (23 September 1944 - 1975) (his death) (2 children)

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First acting experience, while studying at Sweetbriar College. Later with the University Players at Cape Cod (they included James Stewart and Henry Fonda). First on Broadway in "Carrie Nation" (1932). Her greatest theatrical triumph was as one of the two head mistresses in Lillian Hellman's original production of "The Children's Hour" (1934-1936). Emery retired from acting in the early 1950's.
Mother of PBS "Masterpiece" TV series producer Rebecca Eaton. Eaton, in her autobiographical book on her life and the making of the "Masterpiece" series, "Making Masterpiece," says that her mother waited a long time before allowing her child to view any of the films in which she appeared, as she usually played villainous roles.

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