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Katharine Alexander

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Katharine Alexander
Katharine Alexander in After Office Hours trailer.jpg
Alexander in the trailer for After Office Hours (1935)
Born(1898-09-22)September 22, 1898
DiedFebruary 10, 1981(1981-02-10) (aged 82)
Other namesKatherine Alexander
Years active1930–1951
William A. Brady, Jr.
(m. 1926; died 1935)

Katharine Alexander (September 22, 1898 – February 10, 1981) was an American actress of stage and screen. She appeared in 44 films between 1930 and 1951. Her first name was sometimes spelled Katherine in billing.[1]


Alexander was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was one-eighth Cherokee Indian. As a young woman, she planned to be a concert artist, but Samuel Goldwyn saw her giving a violin recital and gave her a chance on stage. She became one of Broadway's leading ladies, but went into films in 1930.

Theatrical productions

Katharine Alexander
Katharine Alexander

Alexander debuted on stage in A Successful Calamity with William Gillette.[2] She starred alongside Paul Muni as his wife Linda Loman in London's Phoenix Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, which opened on July 28, 1949, directed by Elia Kazan.[citation needed]

Moonlight Murder trailer (1936)
Moonlight Murder trailer (1936)

Her Broadway credits included Time for Elizabeth (1948), Little Brown Jug (1946), Letters to Lucerne (1941), The Party's Over (1933), Honeymoon (1932), Best Years (1932), The Left Bank (1931), Stepdaughters of War (1930), Hotel Universe (1930), The Boundary Line (1930), Little Accident (1929), The Queen's Husband (1928), Hangman's House (1926), Gentle Grafters (1926), The Call of Life (1925), Arms and the Man (1925), It All Depends (1925), Ostriches (1925), The Stork (1925), That Awful Mrs. Eaton (1924), Leah Kleschna (1924), Chains (1923), Love Laughs (1919), Good Morning, Judge (1919), and A Successful Calamity (1917).[1]

Personal life

On January 5, 1926, Alexander married producer William A. Brady Jr. in New York City.[3] Brady was the son of William A. Brady a theatre actor, producer, and sports promoter; and the actress Grace George. They had a daughter, Barbara Alexander Brady, who became an actress.[4]


Alexander died in Tryon, North Carolina, on February 10, 1981. She was buried two days later in the Fairmount addition to Forest Park cemetery in Fort Smith.[5][dubious ]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b "Katherine (sic) Alexander". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Katharine Alexander Stars In New Play by Jock Munro, Playhouse Stage Manager". The Berkshire Eagle. Massachusetts, Pittsfield. July 23, 1938. p. 12. Retrieved January 23, 2021 – via
  3. ^ "W. A. Brady Jr. weds Katherine Alexander". The New York Times. January 6, 1926. p. 16. Retrieved January 22, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ Nissen, Axel (August 12, 2016). Accustomed to Her Face: Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood. McFarland. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7864-9732-4. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. ^ Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-4766-2599-7. Retrieved January 22, 2021.

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