Kathryn Grayson was bon on 9th February, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1922.
Biography and Career
Born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick, her family moved from her birthplace to St, Louis, Missouri, where she was discovered for her singing talents at the St. Louis Municipal Opera House and was subsequently given voice lessons.
Kathryn was discovered by an MGM scout talent in 1940, and was cast in 'Andy Hardy's Private Secretary' (1941) in her film debut. She subsequently appeared in 'Seven Sweetheats' (1942) and 'Anchors Aweigh' (1945), but what propelled her to stardom was through 'Thousands Cheer' (1943) and 'Two Sisters from Boston' (1946). The role she was best remembered in, was starring in 'Kiss Me Kate' (1953).
Kathryn had made some television appearances f
rom the 1950s, with a notable appearance in the 'General Electric Theater' (1956) with John Ericson, earning her an Emmy nomination. Later in the 1980s, she guest starred in several episodes of 'Murder, She Wrote', with Angela Lansbury.
Kathryn ended her film career when she started with MGM's musicals. She had made a number of appearances on stage for many productions, which included 'Show Boat', 'Naughty Marietta' and 'The Merry Widow'. She was nominated for Chicago's Sarah Siddons Award for her appearance in 'The Merry Widow' and led to her being cast as Queen Guenever in 1962, in 'Camelot', which she also went on national tour with.
Kathryn was first married to John Shelton, and then to actor/singer Johnnie Johnston, with which she has an only child.
Birth Name: Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick
Height: 5' 2' (157cm)
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Kathryn was a talented stage and film actress in her own time.
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Kathryn Grayson is famous for her various roles in stage and film, and had a few award nominations to her name.
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