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Kathryn Grayson (1922–2010)


Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. This pretty, petite brunette with a heart-shaped face was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract, and she was given acting lessons along and had to pose for countless publicity photos.... See full bio »

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Known For

Show Boat
Show Boat Magnolia Hawks
(1951)
Till the Clouds Roll By
Till the Clouds Roll By Magnolia Hawks (segment "Show Boat") / Kathryn Grayson
(1946)
Anchors Aweigh
Anchors Aweigh Susan Abbott
(1945)
Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'
(1953)

Filmography

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 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Cameo
- The Marker (1978) ... Cameo
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Sally Wells
- A Game of Hate (1958) ... Dr. Sally Wells
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lone Woman
- Lone Woman (1957) ... Lone Woman
 1955-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Alice Kellen / Julie Denton
- The Invitation (1956) ... Alice Kellen
- Shadow on the Heart (1955) ... Julie Denton
 1953 So This Is Love
Grace Moore
 1951 Grounds for Marriage
Ina Massine
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Teresa
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn
Anne Fielding
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Singer on Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Kathryn Grayson ('Beauty')
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Rebecca Yancey
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/29/47) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Anchors Aweigh". See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

Though she and Mario Lanza did not get along very well, Kathryn did take his wife Betty and the children into her home, for a time, after Mario's untimely death. See more »

Nickname:

Graysie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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