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Katharine Alexander

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Katharine Alexander
Alexander in the trailer for After Office Hours (1935)
Born(1898-09-22)September 22, 1898
DiedJanuary 10, 1981(1981-01-10) (aged 82)
Other namesKatherine Alexander
Years active1930–1951
William A. Brady Jr.
(m. 1926; died 1935)

Katharine Alexander (sometimes Katherine; September 22, 1898 - January 10, 1981) was an American actress on stage and screen. She appeared in 44 films between 1930 and 1951.

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Alexander was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the daughter of Joseph Hall "Josiah" Alexander and Susan Sophronia Duncan.[1] She was an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, listed as 1/16th Cherokee on the Dawes Rolls.[2] 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.[citation needed]

Theatrical productions

Katharine Alexander

Alexander debuted on stage in A Successful Calamity with William Gillette.[3]

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).[4]

Personal life

On January 5, 1926, Alexander married producer William A. Brady Jr. in New York City.[5] 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.[6]


Alexander died in Tryon, North Carolina on January 10, 1981, aged 82. She was buried in the Fairmount addition to Forest Park Cemetery in her native Fort Smith.[7]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "Katherine Alexander". Fort Smith Historical Society. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  2. ^ "Dawes Rolls". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ "Katherine (sic) Alexander". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "W. A. Brady Jr. weds Katherine Alexander". The New York Times. January 6, 1926. p. 16. ProQuest 103710383. Retrieved January 22, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Wilson, Scott (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 March 6, 2022.

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