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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

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'
(1953)
Show Boat
Show Boat Magnolia Hawks
(1951)
Thousands Cheer
Thousands Cheer Kathryn Jones
(1943)
Two Sisters from Boston
Two Sisters from Boston Abigail Chandler
(1946)

Filmography

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 1987-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ideal Molloy
- Town Father (1989) ... Ideal Molloy
- The Sins of Castle Cove (1989) ... Ideal Molloy
- If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly (1987) ... Ideal Molloy
 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
- The 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
 1956 The Vagabond King
Catherine de Vaucelles
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'
 1953 So This Is Love
Grace Moore
 1953 The Desert Song
Margot Birabeau
 1952 Lovely to Look At
Stephanie
 1951 Show Boat
Magnolia Hawks
 1951 Grounds for Marriage
Ina Massine
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans
Suzette Micheline
 1949 That Midnight Kiss
Prudence Budell
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Teresa
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn
Anne Fielding
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Magnolia Hawks (segment "Show Boat") / Kathryn Grayson
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Abigail Chandler
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Singer on Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Kathryn Grayson ('Beauty')
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Susan Abbott
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Kathryn Jones
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
Billie Van Maaster
 1942 Rio Rita
Rita Winslow
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Rebecca Yancey
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Kathryn Land
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Show Show Self (33 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Guinevere in Alan Jay Lerner's musical, "Camelot," at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, Illinois. Oliver Smith was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Graysie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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