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Ketty Lester

Ketty Lester was born on August 16, 1934 in Hope, Arkansas, USA as Revoyda Frierson. She is an actress, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Killing Them Softly (2012). See full bio »

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Known For

Blue Velvet Soundtrack
(1986)
Little House on the Prairie Hester-Sue Terhune / Janie Kagan
(1977-1983)
Killing Them Softly Soundtrack
(2012)
House Party 3 Aunt Lucy
(1994)

Filmography

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 1998 Getting Personal (TV Series)
Nana
 1997 Runaway Car (TV Movie)
Willie Mae
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Rosetta's Mother
- Fair-Weathered Friends (1995) ... Rosetta's Mother
 1994 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (TV Movie)
Barbara
 1994 House Party 3
Aunt Lucy
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Grandma Katie
 1993 Street Knight
Lucinda
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Margaret Wallace
- Monkey on My Back Lot (1991) ... Margaret Wallace
 1990 Brewster Place (TV Series)
Patience Jones
- County General (1990) ... Patience Jones
- Whatever Happened to Patience Jones? (1990) ... Patience Jones
 1990 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Nun
- Gay Bashing (1990) ... Nun
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Fitzgerald
- To Catch a Con: Part 2 (1990) ... Fitzgerald
- To Catch a Con: Part 1 (1990) ... Fitzgerald
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Myrtle
- So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 (1989) ... Myrtle
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Teacher
- Alien Nation (1989) ... Teacher
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Olivia
- Confidentially Yours (1989) ... Olivia
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Hannah Carter
- Gunshots (1989) ... Hannah Carter
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mrs. Callan
- Curtains (1988) ... Mrs. Callan
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Mildred
- Moving Day (1987) ... Mildred
 1987 Webster (TV Series)
Grace
- San Francisco: Part 3 (1987) ... Grace
- San Francisco: Part 2 (1987) ... Grace
 1987 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Mrs. Willoughby
- Sorority Sisters (1987) ... Mrs. Willoughby
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Doris
- Separations (1986) ... Doris
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Nora Blake
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Nora Blake
- Good Expectations (1986) ... Nora Blake
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Nora Blake
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Nora Blake
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Nora Blake
 1986 Benson (TV Series)
Mrs. Hartford
- The Hat and the Ring (1986) ... Mrs. Hartford
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Nurse
- The Eyes Have It (1986) ... Nurse
 1985 G.I. Joe (TV Series)
Satin / Sarah Bronson
- Red Rocket's Glare (1985) ... Sarah Bronson (voice)
 1985 Handsome Harry's (TV Movie)
Pearline Simms (as Kitty Lester)
 1984 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1984 Rituals (TV Series)
Maddie Washington #1
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Maddie Washington #1
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Mrs. Tatum
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... Mrs. Tatum
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... Mrs. Tatum
 1977-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Hester-Sue Terhune / Janie Kagan
- A Child with No Name (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune
- Home Again: Part 2 (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune (credit only)
- Home Again: Part 1 (1983) ... Hester-Sue Terhune
- Love (1982) ... Hester-Sue Terhune
- The Empire Builders (1982) ... Hester-Sue Terhune
 1982 Happy Days (TV Series)
Annie
- Southern Crossing (1982) ... Annie
 1980-1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Sister Hattie
- Future City (1981) ... Sister Hattie
- The Black Travelers: II (1980) ... Sister Hattie
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Mrs. King
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mrs. Hendricks
- Mainstream (1979) ... Mrs. Hendricks
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sara Marshall
- Murder (1978) ... Sara Marshall
 1978 Battered (TV Movie)
Helen
 1978 Cops and Robin (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1978 Peeping Times (TV Movie)
Nutritionist
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Mrs. Thomas
- The Stray (1977) ... Mrs. Thomas
 1977 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
Lillian
- Fear of Heckling (1977) ... Lillian
 1976 Hunter (TV Series)
Susie
- Hunter (1976) ... Susie (as Kitty Lester)
 1976 Adventurizing with the Chopper (TV Movie)
Cousin Bea
 1976 Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (TV Movie)
Mrs. Thomas
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Unemployment Clerk
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Sally Jackson
- Street Games (1975) ... Sally Jackson
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
1st Prostitute
- Endgame (1975) ... 1st Prostitute
 1973-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Betty Fisher / Thelma Walters / Nurse Walsh
- Public Secrets (1975) ... Betty Fisher
- The Fatal Challenge (1974) ... Thelma Walters
- A Joyful Song (1973) ... Nurse Walsh
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Irma Franklin
 1974 It's Good to Be Alive (TV Movie)
Roy Campanella's Mother
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and High Spirits") / Martha (segment "Love and the Champ")
- Love and the Champ/Love and the Pen Pals (1970) ... Martha (segment "Love and the Champ")
 1972-1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Nurse Ferguson
- Panic in the Sheets (1973) ... Nurse Ferguson
- Witchcraft, Washington Style (1972) ... Nurse Ferguson
- Operation Fastball (1972) ... Nurse Ferguson
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Judy Edwards
- The Infernal Triangle (1973) ... Judy Edwards
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Tina
- Time Is the Fire (1972) ... Tina
 1972 Blacula
Juanita Jones
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mrs. Ellis
- The Long Honeymoon (1971) ... Mrs. Ellis
- Mr. Bomberg (1971) ... Mrs. Ellis
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Johnnie Mae
- A Bride for Obie Brown (1970) ... Johnnie Mae
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Rita Hopkins / Ms. Rita Hopkins
- For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls (1969) ... Rita Hopkins
- The Undergraduate (1969) ... Ms. Rita Hopkins
- Love is a Many Sighted Thing (1969) ... Rita Hopkins
- Home of the Braves (1969) ... Rita Hopkins
- Matchmaker, Break Me a Match (1969) ... Rita Hopkins
 1969 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Cathy
- A Girl Named Punkin (1969) ... Cathy
 1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Mrs. Ellis
- The Defiant One (1969) ... Mrs. Ellis
 1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
Receptionist / Operator
- Retreat from Washington (1969) ... Receptionist
- The Birthday Gift (1969) ... Operator
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mrs. Shepard
- Eye of the Storm (1969) ... Mrs. Shepard
 1968 Uptight
Alma
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Helen Grant (1975-1977)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Love Letters" (Era Records).

Alternate Names:

Revoyda Frierson | Kitty Lester
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Had a #5 pop hit with "Love Letters" in 1962.

Star Sign:

Leo

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