Katharine Houghton


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Katharine Houghton was born on March 10, 1945, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Marion Hepburn Grant (Katharine Hepburn's younger sister) and Ellsworth Grant. Before going into the movies, she went to Sarah Lawrence College and majored in philosophy. Her debut in the movies was in 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as "Joanna ... See full bio »

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(1967)
The Last Airbender Katara's Grandma
(2010)
Kinsey Mrs. Spaulding
(2004)
The Night We Never Met Less / More Cheese Lady
(1993)

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 2017 Mr. Mercedes (TV Series)
Elizabeth Wharton
- The Suicide Hour (2017) ... Elizabeth Wharton
- Cloudy, with a Chance of Mayhem (2017) ... Elizabeth Wharton
 2010 The Last Airbender
Katara's Grandma
 2004 Kinsey
Mrs. Spaulding
 1995 Let It Be Me
Homeless Woman
 1993 The Night We Never Met
Less / More Cheese Lady
 1993 Ethan Frome
Mrs. Hale
 1992 All My Children (TV Series)
Flora Gresham
- Episode #1.5924 (1992) ... Flora Gresham
- Episode #1.5922 (1992) ... Flora Gresham (credit only)
- Episode #1.5917 (1992) ... Flora Gresham
- Episode #1.5916 (1992) ... Flora Gresham
- Episode #1.5915 (1992) ... Flora Gresham (credit only)
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Charlotte - Drew's Racetrack Friend
 1988 Mr. North
Mrs. Skeel (as Katherine Houghton)
 1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)
Pepper Delafield
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Pepper Delafield
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Pepper Delafield
 1981 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Miss James
- The Color of Friendship (1981) ... Miss James
 1974 Garden of Death
Ellen Bennett
 1974 CBS Daytime 90 (TV Series)
Gabby
- Legacy of Fear (1974) ... Gabby
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Suzy Thurston
- In a Puff of Smoke (1968) ... Suzy Thurston
 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Joey Drayton
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Ophelia
- How Close Can You Get? (1966) ... Ophelia
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Bonnie
- The Confession (1966) ... Bonnie
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(September 24 to October 11, 1970) She played Katherine in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with William Swetland (A Lord, Vincentio); Sandy McCallum (Christopher Sly); Nan Withers (Hostess); George Ede (Baptista Minola); Armand ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Houghton

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

(when asked what she thought of Kate Hepburn) 'Oh, she was a wonderful aunt. I mean, before she became my mother, she was a wonderful aunt. Always coming back at holidays. And I really didn't know her that well as a child because she was so busy. But she'd come back at holidays laden with beautiful gifts. And a fairy tale godmother, really she was.' See more »

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Father, Ellsworth Grant, was former mayor of West Hartford See more »

Nickname:

Kathy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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