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  • Mr. North

  • Ethan Frome

  • Billy Bathgate

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Katharine Houghton Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Mar 10, 1945
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

The niece of superstar [[Performer~P31873~Katharine Hepburn~katharinehepburn]] (her mother was Hepburn's sister), Katherine Houghton attended Sarah Lawrence College before making her Broadway bow in Ruth Gordon's [[Feature~V117575~A Very Rich Woman~womanwoman]] (1965) She was then cast as [[Performer~P71578~Spencer Tracy~spencertracy]] and Katharine Hepburn's daughter--and Sidney Poiter's fiance--in [[Feature~V21044~Guess Who's Coming to Dinner~guesswhoscomingtodinner]]. Though Houghton did go on to make other films, she spent the majority of her career onstage. In 1969, she won an Obie Award for her performance in [[Feature~V135265~Scent of Flowers~scentoffear]]. Three years later, she co-founded Kentucky's Pilgrim Repertory Theatre, then spent the next two decades appearing in one Broadway production after another. In the early 1990s she reemerged on the film scene as a character actress, essaying such roles as the "Cheese Lady" in [[Feature~V35270~The Night We Never Met~thenightwenevermet]] (1993) and Mrs. Hale in [[Feature~V16106~Ethan Frome~ethanfrome]] (1994). In addition to her extensive acting credits, Katharine Houghton is a prolific novelist, screenwriter and playwright. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi