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Katharine Alexander (1898–1977)

Katherine (also called Katharine) Alexander, an excellent character actress, had been born in 1897 to a mother who was part Cherokee and to a father who farmed land on Indian territory. And yet she was never given the part of a native American in the course of her thirty-five-year acting career. Often a society lady, at times a suffering wife or a... See full bio »

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Known For

Now, Voyager Miss Trask
The Painted Veil Mrs. Townsend
In Name Only Laura


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 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Peggy (1951)
 1949 John Loves Mary
Phyllis McKinley
 1948 For the Love of Mary
Miss Harkness
 1945 Kiss and Tell
Janet Archer
 1943 The Human Comedy
Mrs. Steed
 1942 Now, Voyager
Miss Trask (as Katherine Alexander)
 1942 Small Town Deb
Mrs. Randall
 1942 On the Sunny Side
Mrs. Mary Andrews
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Marcia Marshall
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings
Charlotte Lord
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Clara Hopkins
 1941 Play Girl
Mrs. Dice
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Miss Olmstead
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars
Ernestine Pringle
 1939 Three Sons
Abigail Pardway
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Madame de Lys
 1939 In Name Only
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Harriet Ingalls
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Miss Billow
 1938 Rascals
Mrs. Agatha Adams
 1937 Double Wedding
Claire Lodge
 1937 Stage Door
Cast of Stage Play (as Katherine Alexander)
 1937 That Certain Woman
Mrs. Rogers (as Katherine Alexander)
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard
Lady Helen Lavering
 1937 As Good as Married
Alma Burnside
 1936 Reunion
Mrs. Crandall
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Hilda Pierce
 1936 Moonlight Murder
Louisa Chiltern (as Katherine Alexander)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Anna Sutter
 1935 Splendor
Martha Lorrimore (as Katherine Alexander)
 1935 She Married Her Boss
Gertrude Barclay
 1935 Ginger
Mrs. Elizabeth Parker
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Evelyn Dow
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Queen Anne
 1935 After Office Hours
Julia Patterson
 1935 Enchanted April
Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot
 1934 The Painted Veil
Mrs. Townsend
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Arabel Barrett
 1934 Operator 13
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
Alda - La Contessa di Parma
 1933 Should Ladies Behave
Mrs. Winifred Lamont
 1930 The Hard Guy (Short)
Ellen (as Katherine Alexander)
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Hotel Universe. Drama. Written by Philip Barry. Directed by Philip Moeller. Martin Beck Theatre: 14 Apr 1930- Jun 1930 (closing date unknown/81 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander [credited as Katherine Alexander] (as "Ann Field"), Glenn Anders, Morris Carnovsky, Ruth Gordon, Earle Larimore, Phyllis Povah, Gustave Rolland,... See more »

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Katherine Alexander


William A. Brady, Jr.  (his death)  (1 child)

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Character actress who played long-suffering wives, mothers and a variety of elegant, sometimes pompous society ladies. Appeared on stage during the 1920s and 30s (Theatre Guild) and co-starred (as Linda Loman) with Paul Muni and Kevin McCarthy in a 1949 London production of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' at the Phoenix Theatre. See more »

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