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|Born||September 22, 1898|
Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||February 10, 1981 (aged 82)|
Tryon, North Carolina, U.S.
|Other names||Katherine Alexander|
William A. Brady, Jr.
(m. 1926; died 1935)
Katharine Alexander (September 22, 1898 – February 10, 1981) was an American actress of stage and screen. She appeared in 44 films between 1930 and 1951. Her first name was sometimes spelled Katherine in billing.
Alexander was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was one-eighth Cherokee Indian. As a young woman, she planned to be a concert artist, but Samuel Goldwyn saw her giving a violin recital and gave her a chance on stage. She became one of Broadway's leading ladies, but went into films in 1930.
Alexander debuted on stage in A Successful Calamity with William Gillette. She starred alongside Paul Muni as his wife Linda Loman in London's Phoenix Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, which opened on July 28, 1949, directed by Elia Kazan.
Her Broadway credits included Time for Elizabeth (1948), Little Brown Jug (1946), Letters to Lucerne (1941), The Party's Over (1933), Honeymoon (1932), Best Years (1932), The Left Bank (1931), Stepdaughters of War (1930), Hotel Universe (1930), The Boundary Line (1930), Little Accident (1929), The Queen's Husband (1928), Hangman's House (1926), Gentle Grafters (1926), The Call of Life (1925), Arms and the Man (1925), It All Depends (1925), Ostriches (1925), The Stork (1925), That Awful Mrs. Eaton (1924), Leah Kleschna (1924), Chains (1923), Love Laughs (1919), Good Morning, Judge (1919), and A Successful Calamity (1917).
On January 5, 1926, Alexander married producer William A. Brady Jr. in New York City. Brady was the son of William A. Brady a theatre actor, producer, and sports promoter; and the actress Grace George. They had a daughter, Barbara Alexander Brady, who became an actress.
- Should Ladies Behave (1933) - Mrs. Winifred Lamont
- Death Takes a Holiday (1934) - Alda
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) - Arabel Barrett
- Operator 13 (1934) - Pauline
- The Painted Veil (1934) - Mrs. Townsend
- Enchanted April (1935) - Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot
- After Office Hours (1935) - Julia Patterson
- Cardinal Richelieu (1935) - Queen Anne
- Alias Mary Dow (1935) - Evelyn Dow
- The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) - Valentine French Marland
- Ginger (1935) - Mrs. Elizabeth Parker
- She Married Her Boss (1935) - Gertrude Barclay
- Splendor (1935) - Martha Lorrimore
- Sutter's Gold (1936) - Anna Sutter
- Moonlight Murder (1936) - Louisa Chiltern
- The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) - Hilda Pierce
- Reunion (1936) - Mrs. Crandall
- As Good as Married (1937) - Alma Burnside
- The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937) - Lady Helen Lavering
- That Certain Woman (1937) - Mrs. Rogers
- Stage Door (1937) - Cast of Stage Play
- Double Wedding (1937) - Claire Lodge
- Rascals (1938) - Mrs. Agatha Adams
- The Great Man Votes (1939) - Miss Billow
- Broadway Serenade (1939) - Harriet Ingalls
- In Name Only (1939) - Laura
- Three Sons (1939) - Abigail Pardway
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) - Madame de Lys
- Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) - Ernestine Pringle
- Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) - Miss Olmstead
- Play Girl (1941) - Mrs. Dice
- Sis Hopkins (1941) - Clara Hopkins
- Angels with Broken Wings (1941) - Charlotte Lord
- The Vanishing Virginian (1942) - Marcia Marshall
- On the Sunny Side (1942) - Mrs. Mary Andrews
- Small Town Deb (1942) - Mrs. Randall
- Now, Voyager (1942) - Miss Trask
- The Human Comedy (1943) - Mrs. Steed
- Kiss and Tell (1945) - Janet Archer
- For the Love of Mary (1948) - Miss Harkness
- John Loves Mary (1949) - Phyllis McKinley
- "Katherine (sic) Alexander". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- "Katharine Alexander Stars In New Play by Jock Munro, Playhouse Stage Manager". The Berkshire Eagle. Massachusetts, Pittsfield. July 23, 1938. p. 12. Retrieved January 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "W. A. Brady Jr. weds Katherine Alexander". The New York Times. January 6, 1926. p. 16. Retrieved January 22, 2021 – via ProQuest.
- Nissen, Axel (August 12, 2016). Accustomed to Her Face: Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood. McFarland. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7864-9732-4. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-4766-2599-7. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
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