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Katherine Squire

Katherine Squire

Actress
Katherine Squire
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Intro Actress
Was Actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 9 March 1903, Defiance, USA
Death 29 March 1995, Ulster Park, USA (aged 92 years)
Star sign Pisces
Family
Spouse: George Mitchell (actor)
Education
Ohio Wesleyan University
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Biography

Katherine Squire (March 9, 1903 – March 29, 1995) was an American actress who appeared on Broadway and in regional theater, movies and television, from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Early life

Squire was born in Defiance, Ohio. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and, after graduation, began acting in regional theater at the Cleveland Play House. Squire later studied acting at the American Laboratory Theater.

Career

Squire made her Broadway stage debut in 1927 in Much Ado About Nothing. She later appeared in Broadway productions of Goodbye Again, starring Osgood Perkins, Hipper's Holiday, and Three Men on a Horse, and Lady of Letters.

In 1951, Squire made her television debut in an episode of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. For the remainder of the decade, she appeared in guest roles on Goodyear Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, Westinghouse Studio One, The United States Steel Hour, and Playhouse 90. From 1956 to 1957, Squire had a recurring role in the soap opera Valiant Lady. She made her feature film debut in the 1959 drama The Story on Page One. Squire also continued acting on the stage with roles in The Traveling Lady, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Sin of Pat Muldoon, and The Shadow of a Gunman.

During the 1960s, Squire continued her career in films, television and stage roles. In 1960, she made two guest appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and appeared as the mother of Dirk Bogarde's character in Song Without End. Squire returned to the stage the following year in a co-starring role in the New York production of Roots, by Arnold Wesker. From 1962 to 1963, she guest starred on two episodes of The Twilight Zone: "One More Pallbearer" and "In His Image". She made three guest appearances on Perry Mason: Clara Thorpe in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Credulous Quarry," murderer Vera Hargrave in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor," and murderer Esther Norden in the 1965 episode "The Case of the Wrongful Writ." She had additional guest roles on The Road West, Peyton Place, and Adam-12.

In 1971, Squire co-starred in the road film Two-Lane Blacktop. Starting in 1970, she had a recurring role in the long-running soap opera The Doctors. In 1974 and 1975, Squire had her third recurring role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. Her last television appearance was in 1975 in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Eric, as Mrs. Harris. For the remainder of her career, Squire appeared in roles in regional theater. In 1979, she had a leading role in Hillbilly Women at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. In the early 1980s, she acted in Hedda Gabler (starring Susannah York) at the Roundabout Theater, and in Memory of Whiteness at the American Place Theater, both in New York. Squire's final onscreen role was in the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally... in 1989.

Personal life

On 19 January 1930, she married actor Byron McGrath, in Cleveland. They subsequently divorced. In 1940, Squire married actor George Mitchell, with whom she often worked on stage, in film, and on television. They remained married until his death in 1972.

Death

Squire died on March 29, 1995 in Lake Hill, New York, at the age of 92. She was survived by three stepdaughters.

Broadway credits

Date Production Role
November 18 – December 1927 Much Ado About Nothing Watch
January 11 – March 1932 The Black Tower Mona
December 28, 1932 – July 1933 Goodbye Again Julia Wilson
October 18 – October 1934 Hipper's Holiday Helen Tyson
January 30, 1935 – January 9, 1937 Three Men on a Horse Audrey Trowbridge (Replacement)
March 28 – April 1935 Lady of Letters Winifred Shaw
September 20 – September 1935 Life's Too Short Hannah Priest
October 27, 1937 – March 1938 Many Mansions Mrs. Roberts
February 5 – February 22, 1941 Liberty Jones Nurse Cotton
March 30 – April 3, 1943 The Family Anna Petrovna Chernov
April 5, 1944 – January 6, 1945 Chicken Every Sunday Mrs. Lynch
October 27 – November 20, 1954 The Traveling Lady Sitter Mavis
December 11, 1955 – February 5, 1956 Six Characters in Search of an Author The Mother
March 13 – March 16, 1957 The Sin of Pat Muldoon Brigid Muldoon
November 20, 1958 – January 3, 1959 The Shadow of a Gunman Mrs. Grigson
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https://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/05/obituaries/katherine-squire-92-actress-in-theater-film-and-television.html
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q7G-1S7
https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/60732
http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/17865
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820096/
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb144855119
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb144855119
http://isni.org/isni/0000000026175045
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87860088
https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w67678bh
https://viaf.org/viaf/12533062
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n87860088
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