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Catherine McLeod (I) (1921–1997)


Of Scottish descent, Catherine McLeod was a self-confessed movie fan as a child of the Depression. Born in Santa Monica, she became a theater cashier in Dallas for a time before returning to Los Angeles and studying at an acting school. A talent scout discovered her in a play and signed her to an MGM contract in 1944. She was cultivated in small ... See full bio »

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 1981 An Orphan's Tale (TV Series)
La prostituée
- La proie pour Londres (1981) ... La prostituée (as Catherine Mc Leod)
 1976 Lipstick
Vogue Lady
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Grace Lally
 1969 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Andrews
- Uncle Prince Charming (1969) ... Mrs. Andrews
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Pate
- Hello, Goodbye, Hello (1969) ... Mrs. Pate
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Lorraine Fryes
- Rope of Gold (1967) ... Lorraine Fryes
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Claire Larkin (1968-1969)
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucas
- Hazel Sits It Out (1965) ... Mrs. Lucas
 1963-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mary Mallory / Amy Sturgis
- To Make This Place Remember (1963) ... Amy Sturgis
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Abby Kagan
- Soldier (1964) ... Abby Kagan
 1964 Ride the Wild Surf
Mrs. Kilua
 1957-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lizzie / Letty Rickers
- Quint-Cident (1963) ... Lizzie
- Wrong Man (1957) ... Letty Rickers (as Catherine McCleod)
 1961-1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Linda Weir / Mrs. Moreland-Smith
- Gift of Love (1963) ... Linda Weir
- A Touch of Velvet (1961) ... Mrs. Moreland-Smith
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Nora Musgrove
- Cream of the Jest (1962) ... Nora Musgrove
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mrs. Connors
- A Bullet for Katie (1962) ... Mrs. Connors
 1959-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Margaret Coleson / Meg Cormack / Judith Manning / ...
- The Prodigal Mother (1961) ... Margaret Coleson
- Fugitive (1961) ... Meg Cormack
- The Payment (1960) ... Judith Manning
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- We're Holding Your Son (1961) ... Mrs. Harris
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Secretary
- Crime and Commitment: Part 2 (1961) ... Secretary
- Crime and Commitment: Part 1 (1961) ... Secretary
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. McClure
- The Smiler (1961) ... Mrs. McClure
 1961 The Sergeant Was a Lady
Maj. Hay
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Mrs. Bateman
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Martha Patton
- Those at the Top (1961) ... Martha Patton
 1961 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Martha
- Song in the Night (1961) ... Martha
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Martha Travis
- But the Patient Died (1961) ... Martha Travis
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Emily Walker
- By the Deep Six (1960) ... Emily Walker
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
- The French Touch (1960)
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mary Dermott
- Contact (1960) ... Mary Dermott
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Hannah
- Bounty for Sundance (1960) ... Hannah
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Kate Anderson
- Arizona Anderson (1960) ... Kate Anderson
 1958-1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Amanda Connell / Grace Murdo
- Secret Island (1959) ... Amanda Connell
- The Court Martial of Johnny Murdo (1958) ... Grace Murdo
 1957-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Myra Hanscom / Effie Fallon
- Shadows (1959) ... Myra Hanscom
- Backtrail (1957) ... Effie Fallon
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Judith Kelton
- Bodyguard (1959) ... Judith Kelton
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Charlotte Nelson
- The Wild Wind (1959) ... Charlotte Nelson
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Linda Graham
- While Jerome Burned (1959) ... Linda Graham
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Laura Laurents
- When I Am Dead, My Darling... (1959) ... Laura Laurents
 1957-1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Nora Huxley / Lorraine Ferrell
- The Case of the Glittering Goldfish (1959) ... Nora Huxley
- The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (1957) ... Lorraine Ferrell
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Louise Farrell
- A Sister for Kelly (1958) ... Louise Farrell
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Laura Cassady
- Friend of the Court (1958) ... Laura Cassady
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Helen
- Cave-In (1958) ... Helen
- The Charmer (1957)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Margaret Ross
- Rage for Vengeance (1958) ... Margaret Ross (as Catharine McLeod)
 1958 Return to Warbow
Kathleen Fallam
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Ripetti
- The Face of Truth (1957) ... Mrs. Ripetti
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Norma Keegan
- The Frank Keegan Story (1957) ... Norma Keegan
 1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Mildred Tyler
- The Chess Player (1957) ... Mildred Tyler
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Bess Maguire
- Switch Station (1957) ... Bess Maguire
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sandra / Grace
- The Great Lie (1957) ... Sandra
- Road of Fear (1956) ... Grace
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Elizabeth Masterson
- Georgia Gold (1956) ... Elizabeth Masterson
 1953-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Nora Biddle
- Autumn Carousel (1956) ... Nora Biddle
 1950-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Bessie / Sgt. Shirley Marsh
- The Secret (1955) ... Bessie
- Away from It All (1950) ... Sgt. Shirley Marsh
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- A Woman for Tony (1955)
 1954-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Susan Thornton
- The Narrow Man (1955) ... Susan Thornton
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Ellen Higgins
- The Arsonist (1954) ... Ellen Higgins
 1954 The Outcast
Alice Austin
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
- The Actor (1954)
 1950-1953 The Web (TV Series)
- The Blue Bottle (1953)
- Stone Cold Dead (1950)
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Linda Carey
- Sting of Fate (1953) ... Linda Carey
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Maggie Sargent
 1953 Sword of Venus
Claire
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend
Jane Richards
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
- Criminals Mark (1950)
 1950 So Young So Bad
Ruth Levering
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Marie Marlowe
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Alice Sharp
 1947 That's My Man
Ronnie Moore / Grange
 1946 I've Always Loved You
Myra Hassman
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Alice Merrick (as Catherine Frances McLeod)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Louise (uncredited)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
Daughter in Montage (uncredited)
 1945 Forever Yours
Martha
 1944 The Tiger Woman
Temple Dancer [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Classic 1963 aspirin commercial in which she played a headache-stricken woman who erupted testily: 'Mother please, I'd rather do it myself!'

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Catherine Mc Leod | Catherine McCleod | Catharine McLeod | Catherine Frances McLeod
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Trivia:

Mother, with Don Keefer, of sons Don Keefer Jr. (born in 1953), John Keefer (born in 1955) and Tom Keefer (born in 1962).

Star Sign:

Cancer

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