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Birth information

5 July 1929 Galveston, Texas, USA

Death information

23 February 2019 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Katherine Marie Helmond

How tall is Katherine Helmond?

1.57 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

David Christian
George Martin

Life Story of Katherine Helmond

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while still in high school, hammering and sawing the scenery, cleaning the bathrooms and pulling the curtain.

After her stage debut in "As You Like It", she worked in New York theatres during the 1950s and 1960s. She operated a summer theatre in the Catskills for three seasons and also taught acting in university theatre programs. She made her TV debut in 1962 but had to wait another 10 years until her breakthrough came in the 1970s. She stayed busy on TV as well as on stage and earned a Tony nomination for "The Great God Brown" (1973) on Broadway. She honed her acting abilities with Alfred Hitchcock in Family Plot (1976) and in numerous TV series, notably in ABC's cult sitcom Soap (1977), for which she had four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe. On the big screen she starred in Brazil (1985) as Jonathan Pryce's mother who is addicted...

Significant features of Katherine Helmond

Deep, sultry voice
Naturally red hair (dyed differing shades as she got older)
Frequently playing glamourous mothers
Scarlet red nail polish

What movies did Katherine Helmond play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Who's the Boss? (1985) , Benson (1984) ,
Actors Filmography
Frank and Ava (2018) Betty Burns, Cars 3 (2017) Lizzie, Tales from Radiator Springs (2014) Lizzie, Mater's Tall Tales (2012) Lizzie, Harry's Law (2011) Gloria Gold, Pound Puppies - Der Pfotenclub (2011) Mildred, True Blood (2011) Caroline Bellefleur, Collaborator (2011) Irene Longfellow, Cars 2 (2011) Lizzie, Melissa & Joey (2010) Mrs. Geller, The Glades (2010) Evelyn, Cars Mater-National (2007) Lizzie, A Grandpa for Christmas (2007) Roxie Famosa, The Strand (2007) Isabelle,...

Birth information

5 July 1929 Galveston, Texas, USA

Death information

23 February 2019 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Katherine Marie Helmond

How tall is Katherine Helmond?

1.57 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

David Christian
George Martin

Life Story of Katherine Helmond

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while still in high school, hammering and sawing the scenery, cleaning the bathrooms and pulling the curtain.

After her stage debut in "As You Like It", she worked in New York theatres during the 1950s and 1960s. She operated a summer theatre in the Catskills for three seasons and also taught acting in university theatre programs. She made her TV debut in 1962 but had to wait another 10 years until her breakthrough came in the 1970s. She stayed busy on TV as well as on stage and earned a Tony nomination for "The Great God Brown" (1973) on Broadway. She honed her acting abilities with Alfred Hitchcock in Family Plot (1976) and in numerous TV series, notably in ABC's cult sitcom Soap (1977), for which she had four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe. On the big screen she starred in Brazil (1985) as Jonathan Pryce's mother who is addicted...

Significant features of Katherine Helmond

Deep, sultry voice
Naturally red hair (dyed differing shades as she got older)
Frequently playing glamourous mothers
Scarlet red nail polish

What movies did Katherine Helmond play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Who's the Boss? (1985) , Benson (1984) ,
Actors Filmography
Frank and Ava (2018) Betty Burns, Cars 3 (2017) Lizzie, Tales from Radiator Springs (2014) Lizzie, Mater's Tall Tales (2012) Lizzie, Harry's Law (2011) Gloria Gold, Pound Puppies - Der Pfotenclub (2011) Mildred, True Blood (2011) Caroline Bellefleur, Collaborator (2011) Irene Longfellow, Cars 2 (2011) Lizzie, Melissa & Joey (2010) Mrs. Geller, The Glades (2010) Evelyn, Cars Mater-National (2007) Lizzie, A Grandpa for Christmas (2007) Roxie Famosa, The Strand (2007) Isabelle,...

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Katherine Helmond in The Elvira Show (1993)

Her parents, Joseph (a fireman) and Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond (a housewife), divorced before Katherine's fifth birthday.

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Katherine Helmond, Cassandra Peterson, and Ted Henning in The Elvira Show (1993)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) for "The Great God Brown" (in 1976, the award name was changed to the more familiar and present name of "Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play").

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Katherine Helmond and Phoebe Augustine in The Elvira Show (1993)

She was the only actor to appear in all 88 episodes of Soap (1977).

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Katherine Helmond, Cassandra Peterson, and Phoebe Augustine in The Elvira Show (1993)

Graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas, in 1947.

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Katherine Helmond, Cassandra Peterson, and Phoebe Augustine in The Elvira Show (1993)

In 1963, when she was 34, Helmond moved to Los Angeles, California to continue pursuing her acting career.

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Katherine Helmond, Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, etc.

She did not have an agent when she started pursuing her acting career nor did she have any head shots. She used a sheet of paper and delivered it to agents until she got one.

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Katherine Helmond in The Bob Newhart Show (1972)

Always lied about her age.

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Katherine Helmond in Familiengrab (1976)

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Jim Broadbent and Katherine Helmond in Brazil (1985)

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Katherine Helmond and Joe Regalbuto in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, and Judith Light in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, etc.

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Katherine Helmond and James Coco in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Katherine Helmond and John Del Regno in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, Judith Light, etc.

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Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, and Judith Light in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, Beau Billingslea, Ray Charles, etc.

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Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, and Judith Light in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Katherine Helmond, Fern Fitzgerald, Jim Jansen, etc.

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Alyssa Milano, Katherine Helmond, and Danny Pintauro in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, etc.

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Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, etc.

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Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, etc.

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Tony Danza and Katherine Helmond in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, and Judith Light in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, Danny Pintauro, etc.

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Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond, and Judith Light in Wer ist hier der Boß? (1984)

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