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(m. 1985;div. 1995)
|Partner(s)|| Douglas Kenney |
(?–1980, his death)
Kathryn Walker (born January 9, 1943) is an American theater, television and film actress.
Walker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wells College in Aurora, New York, and was a Fulbright Scholar in music and drama.
In 2008, Walker published a novel, A Stopover in Venice (Knopf, ISBN 0-307-26706-7).
Philadelphia-born Kathryn Walker's career began on the off-Broadway New York stage with her performance in "Slag" in 1971. On Broadway she appeared in "The Good Doctor" (1974), "A Touch of the Poet" (1977), "Private Lives" (1983) and "Wild Honey" (1986), among others. She also has been a sporadic presence on daytime drama, including 'Search for Tomorrow" and "Another World," and received an Emmy award for her outstanding performance as "First Lady" Abigal Adams in PBS' 13-part epic miniseries The Adams Chronicles (1976). On film she has played co-star or secondary femme roles in Blade (1973), Slap Shot (1977), Girlfriends (1978) and Rich Kids (1979), and played John Belushi's wife in the dark, oddball comedy Neighbors (1981). She was once married to singer James Taylor.
With the late William Alfred, she co-founded The Athens Street Company. In 1997, she was Rothschild Artist in Residence at Radcliffe College. Her six-part documentary series The Millennium Journal has been shown on the PBS cable channel, Metro Arts. Over the years, she has become a strong force outside of acting. She has helmed many of the 92nd Street Y's classical theater productions, directing and/or adapting such plays as Euripides' "Hekabe" (2004); Sophocles' "Elektra" (2002); Euripides' "Medea" (2001); "The Bacchae of Euripides" (2000); and her own adaptation of Fagles' "The Iliad" (2006). She lives in both New York City and Tesuque, New Mexico.
Walker's relationship with writer Douglas Kenney lasted until his death in 1980 at the age of 33. She was married to singer James Taylor from 1985 to 1995.[ citation needed ]
Walker was portrayed in the film Burton & Taylor by Sarah Hadland, and by Emmy Rossum in the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture .
|1977||Slap Shot||Anita McCambridge|
|1979||Rich Kids||Madeline Philips|
|1985||D.A.R.Y.L.||Dr. Ellen Lamb|
|1993||Emma and Elvis||Alice Winchek|
|1972||Search for Tomorrow||Emily Rogers Hunter||1 episode|
|1972||Look Homeward, Angel||Helen Gant||TV film|
|1972||The House Without a Christmas Tree||Miss Thompson||TV film|
|1973||Rx for the Defense||Hilda Kempter||TV film|
|1973||The Thanksgiving Treasure||Miss Peggy Thompson||TV film|
|1974||All My Children||Eileen Littlejohn||TV series|
|1975||Another World||Barbara Weaver||TV series|
|1975||Beacon Hill||Fawn Lassiter||Main role|
|1976||Medical Center||Dr. Talley||"The Stranger"|
|1976||The Adams Chronicles||Abigail Smith Adams||TV miniseries|
|1978||The Winds of Kitty Hawk||Katharine Wright||TV film|
|1979||Too Far to Go||Marion||TV film|
|1979||3 by Cheever||Louise Bentley||"O Youth and Beauty!"|
|1980||F.D.R.: The Last Year||Anna||TV film|
|1981||A Whale for the Killing||Dr. Linda McFarland||TV film|
|1981||Family Reunion||Louisa King||TV film|
|1982||American Playhouse||Lena Brock||"Private Contentment"|
|1983||Special Bulletin||Susan Myles||TV film|
|1985||Private Sessions||Claire Braden||TV film|
|1986||Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry||Sarah||TV film|
|1988||The Murder of Mary Phagan||Sally Slaton||TV miniseries|
|1990||Against the Law||Paulette Belinoff||"The Women"|
|2000||Suddenly Susan||Jenny||"Girls Night Out"|
|2002||Frontier House||Narrator||TV miniseries|
|2004||Colonial House||Narrator||TV miniseries|
|2006||Texas Ranch House||Additional narration||TV miniseries|
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