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|Died||September 12, 1995 85) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Katherine Locke (June 24, 1910 – September 12, 1995) was a Broadway actress in the late 1930s.
She was born in Kalinkavičy, in what is now Belarus, and raised in the U.S. Her father, Morris Locke (Mendel Lakomowitz), was a Hebrew teacher and amateur writer. She was educated at Damrosch Academy as a pianist, but chose instead to become an actress.
After appearing in small roles, at one time as an off-stage barking dog, her career was established by appearing in the 1937 Broadway play Having Wonderful Time , co-starring with John Garfield.She appeared in films in the 1940s and 1950s as a supporting actress. She began her film work in the late 1930s in bit parts, but she is remembered today as a stage actress. She was married to radio writer Norman Corwin.
In addition to appearing on a successful Broadway production of Hamlet playing Ophelia, her stage credits include starring with John Garfield in Having a Wonderful Time, Fifth Column with Lee J. Cobb, and Clash by Night with Tallulah Bankhead.
|1936||Straight from the Shoulder||Gail Pyne|
|1944||The Seventh Cross||Mrs. Sauer|
|1948||The Snake Pit||Margaret|
|1950||The Sound of Fury||Hazel|
|1951||People Will Talk||Miss James|
|1952||Flesh and Fury||Mrs. Hollis|
|1952||The Unexpected||Woman||Episode: "One for the Money"|
|1958||A Certain Smile||Mme. Vallon||(final film role)|
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