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Catherine Finn (I) (1915–1980)

Catherine Finn was born on February 7, 1915 in Dublin, Ireland as Catherine Doris Lucy Finn. She was an actress, known for The Deadly Bees (1966), Journey to the Unknown (1968) and The Violent Enemy (1967). She was married to Michael Ripper. She died on March 1, 1980 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Deadly Bees Mary Hargrove
The Violent Enemy Bridget Leary


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 1976 Survivors (TV Series)
- The Witch (1976) ... Peggy
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
 1970 The Reckoning
Aunt Tess
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Elsie Cole (episode 'Paper Dolls')
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Elsie Cole
- Paper Dolls (1968) ... Elsie Cole
 1967 Torture Garden
Nurse Parker (segment 1 "Enoch")
 1967 The Violent Enemy
Bridget Leary
 1966 The Deadly Bees
Mary Hargrove
 1966 The Witches
Nurse (uncredited)
 1964 The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (TV Mini-Series)
- Summer in Matlock Street (1964) ... Nancy
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Governor's Wife
- The Slaves of Spain (1961) ... Governor's Wife
 1958-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sister Long / Nurse West
- Doctor Everyman's Hour (1961) ... Sister Long
- The Rossiters (1958) ... Nurse West
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Bella Mason
- The Devil's Bedposts (1960) ... Bella Mason
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
- Family Occasion (1960) ... Margaret
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Inspector Heatherley
- Interpol (1960) ... Inspector Heatherley
 1955-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Mrs.Roberts / Matron / Helen / ...
- The Penny Black (1959) ... Mrs.Roberts
- Murder for Gain (1959) ... Matron
- Hear No Evil (1959) ... Helen
- Find a Body (1958) ... Mrs. Tower
- Don't Lose Your Shirt (1958) ... Mrs.Emory
 1959 Call Me Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1959)
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Margit / Frau Muller
- The Mountain People (1959) ... Margit
- Gessler's Daughter (1959) ... Frau Muller
 1959 Murder Bag (TV Series)
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Catherine / Martha
- Farewell to Tuck. (1958) ... Catherine
- The Profiteer (1958) ... Martha
 1957 Son of a Stranger
Mrs. Adams
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- Sam and the Great Unveiling (1956) ... Sheila
 1954 Tale of Three Women
Joanna Dykemann (segment "Final Twist' story)
 1954 The Final Twist (Short)
Jo Anna Dykemann
 1952 Folly to Be Wise
WRAC (uncredited)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mollie / Barmaid
- Miss Hargreaves (1950) ... Mollie / Barmaid
 1949 The Director (TV Movie)
 1949 Is Life Worth Living? (TV Movie)
Christine Lambert

Personal Details

Other Works:

Also worked on the Dublin stage in Gaelic.

Alternate Names:

Katherine Flinn


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Catherine Finn got her start working on the Dublin stage in Irish. Her 1967 film, The Deadly Bees (1966), now has a huge cult following due to the spoofing it received in 1998 on the TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).

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