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Catherine Burns (I) (1945–2019)


Catherine Burns was an American actress and children's book writer of Irish and Polish descent. She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for playing the rape victim Rhoda in "Last Summer" (1969). In 1945, Burns was born in New York City. She was educated (in order) at the Hunter College High School, Hunter College ... See full bio »

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Known For

Last Summer Rhoda
(1969)
Lincoln Mary Owens
(1975)
The Bionic Woman Sister Beverly
(1976)
Red Sky at Morning Marcia Davidson
(1971)

Filmography

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 1984 Seeing Things (TV Series)
Dinah
- Looking Good (1984) ... Dinah
 1982/I A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dickens / Mrs. Fezziwig
 1978 The Word (TV Mini Series)
Lori Cook
- Part IV (1978) ... Lori Cook
- Part III (1978) ... Lori Cook
- Part II (1978) ... Lori Cook
- Part I (1978) ... Lori Cook
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Sister Beverly
- Sister Jaime (1976) ... Sister Beverly
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
Pidge Earhart
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Marsha
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... Marsha
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Sheila Sumner
- Double Image (1976) ... Sheila Sumner
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Shirley
- The Stranger (1976) ... Shirley
 1975-1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
Nurse McCullough / Alma Geary
- The Quality of Mercy (1976) ... Nurse McCullough
- Million Dollar Baby (1975) ... Alma Geary
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Leslie Matthews
- A Touch of Venom (1975) ... Leslie Matthews
 1975 Lincoln (TV Mini Series)
Mary Owens
- Prairie Lawyer (1975) ... Mary Owens
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Nurse Ann
- Gossip (1974) ... Nurse Ann
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Miss Megan Pollard
- The Substitute (1973) ... Miss Megan Pollard
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sandy Rice
- Easy Rap (1973) ... Sandy Rice
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Belinda
- Belinda, End of Little Miss Bubble Gum (1972) ... Belinda (as Cathy Burns)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Cynthia (segment "Love and Lady Luck")
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Cynthia (segment "Love and Lady Luck")
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Series)
Lily Blaydon
- Hard Time (1972) ... Lily Blaydon
 1972 Night of Terror (TV Movie)
Celeste Davillo
 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie)
Sara Faber
 1972 Two for the Money (TV Movie)
Judith Gap
 1971 Red Sky at Morning
Marcia Davidson
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Patricia
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... Patricia
 1969 Me, Natalie
Hester
 1969 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Cathy Craig #1
- Episode #1.260 (1969) ... Cathy Craig #1 (uncredited)
 1969 Last Summer
Rhoda
 1967 The Crucible (TV Movie)
Mary Warren
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Personal Details

Other Works:

On Broadway in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1968). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cathy Burns

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)

Spouse:

Kenneth Shire  (her death)
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Personal Quote:

[talking about her return to the screen] I'm gonna be terrific when I'm about 65 doing character parts--like, 'Where's the beef?'

Trivia:

Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1967. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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