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Kathleen Howard

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B: July 27, 1884 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
D: April 15, 1956 in Hollywood, California

Kathleen Howard, pictured with fellow Canadian actor Deanna Durbin, was a Metropolitan opera star from 1916 through 1928, turning to acting only after her voice broke. She was also an accomplished writer, serving on the executive staff of Harper`s Bazaar. She made her first movie appearance cast as an Italian grande dame, in Death Takes a Holiday. W.C. Fields fans loved her portrayals as his nagging wife in It`s a Gift and The Man on the Flying Trapeze. Some references state her birth date as July 17 in either 1879 or 1880.

Features & TV Movies:
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Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
You’re Telling Me (1934)
One More River (1934)
Once to Every Bachelor (1934)
The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
It’s a Gift (1935)
The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
Stolen Holiday (1936)
Little Accident (1939)
First Love (1939)

Mystery Sea Raider (1940)
Young People (1940)
Five Little Peppers In Trouble (1940)
One Night in the Tropics (1940)
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)
Blossoms In the Dust (1941)
Ball of Fire (1941)
The Navy Steps Out (1941)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Lady in a Jam (1942)
Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
The Mad Martindales (1942)
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Crash Dive (1943)
Swing Out Blues (1944)
Reckless Age (1944)
Laura (1944)
Snafu (aka Welcome Home, 1945)
Shady Lady (1945)
Eadie Was a Lady (1945)
Mysterious Intruder (1946)
Danger Woman (1946)
Cross My Heart (1946)
Miss Susie Slagle’s (1946)
Centennial Summer (1946)
Cynthia (1947)
Curley (1947)
The Late George Apley (1947)
The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
Cry of the City (1948)

The Petty Girl (1950)
Born to be Bad (1950)

Death Takes a Holiday, movie poster