|Date Of Birth||January 9, 1943|
|Age||78 years 6 months 23 days|
|Day of Birth||Saturday|
|Place Of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Professions||Actress , novelist , Writer|
|Residence|| Tesuque, New Mexico, United States |
New York City, New York, United States
|Body Features & Measurements|
5 Feet 4 Inches
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Alma Mater||Wells College (Aurora, New York) |
|Love, Romance, Marriage|
|Husband||James Taylor (married in 1985, died in 1995)|
|Partner||Douglas Kenney (they lived together from 1976 until his death in 1980)|
|Debut (Movie)||Blade (1973)|
|Debut (TV)||Search for Tomorrow|
|Debut(Broadway)||The Good Doctor|
|Talent Agents|| Paul Martino (International CreativeManagement) |
Sheila Robinson (International CreativeManagement)
Kathryn Walker is an American TV, Movie and Theater actress. She is a Primetime Emmy award winner. She is most known for her Theatre works. On-screen, she is known for playing- Anita McCambridge in Slap Shot(1977), Abigail Smith Adams in The Adams Chronicles(1976), Enid Keese in Neighbors(1981), Dr. Ellen Lamb in D.A.R.Y.L.(1985), Fawn Lassiter in Beacon Hill(1975).
Kathryn Walker was born on 9th January 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
- College: Kathryn attended 'Wells College' in Aurora, New York for her higher education.
- Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) Fraternity: She was in the 'Phi Beta Kappa' Fraternity at the Wells College (it is the oldest honor society for the liberal arts & sciences)
- Radcliffe College:
- Rothschild Artist in Residence: She stayed at Radcliffe College in the late 1990s as a residing artist.
- University: She is an alumnus of 'Harvard University'.
- Fulbright Scholar: She studied music and drama at the university as a scholar under Fulbright–Hays Program (named after Senator J. William Fulbright)
Kathryn Walker & James Taylor
Kathryn married musician James Taylor on December 14, 1985, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York.
It is believed that she helped him get away from heroin addiction.
Image: Kathryn Walker Wedding to James Taylor
The couple divorced in 1996 after a decade's marriage. She was older to him by 5 years, the singer/ musician James termed their marriage as "intense".
James Taylor: James was born on 12th March 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a five-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician. He was married to Carly Simon (1972 - 1983) before Kathryn and has two children (Ben Taylor & Sally Taylor) with her. He married Caroline Smedvig (married in 2001) after divorcing Kathryn and has two children ( Rufus Taylor and Henry Taylor) with her.
Kathryn had been in a long time relationship with writer & actor Douglas Kenney. The had been in a relationship from 19th December 1946 until his death on August 27th in 1980.
He was suffering from a "substance abuse problem". He had died after falling from a cliff at Hanapepe Lookout, it was a 35-foot cliff, he had died on impact. His body was later found between rocks at the bottom.
He had written a bunch of thoughts on the back of a hotel receipt, no other note was found in his room as to why he committed suicide. On the note, he had scribbled his thoughts on why he loved Kathryn. (as revealed to Rolling Stone magazine by his friend Chevy Chase)
Animal House and Caddyshack are his seminal works, they remain popular even to this day among fans of the comedy genre.
A Stopover in Venice(2008)
Kathryn turned a Novelist at the age of 65 through her debut novel- A Stopover in Venice(2008). The Novel is about a young American woman touring Italy with her musician husband who decides to have an adventure of her own to avoid her lifeless marriage.
The book is believed to be based on her marriage to singer James Taylor, it is a fictionalized account of her own life.
- The Athens Street Company: She co-founded the drama company with a friend and writer William Alfred
- Narrator: She stopped acting before the 2000s, however, she has been narrating various shows since the 2000s. 'Frontier House', 'Texas Ranch House', 'Colonial House' are some of her projects
- Theatre: She has been involved with theater work in one way or the other for a long time, she has directed, produced, managed numerous plays.
|1992||Emma and Elvis||Alice Winchek|
|1987||Uncle Tom's Cabin||Marie St. Claire||TV Movie|
|1986||Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry||Sarah||TV Movie|
|1985||D.A.R.Y.L.||Dr. Ellen Lamb|
|1985||Private Sessions||Claire Braden||TV Movie|
|1983||Special Bulletin||Susan Myles||TV Movie|
|1981||Family Reunion||Louisa King||TV Movie|
|1981||A Whale for the Killing||Dr. Linda McFarland||TV Movie|
|1980||F.D.R.: The Last Year||Anna||TV Movie|
|1979||Rich Kids||Madeline Philips|
|1979||Too Far to Go||Marion||TV Movie|
|1978||The Winds of Kitty Hawk||Kate Wright||TV Movie|
|1977||Slap Shot||Anita McCambridge|
|1975||Valley Forge||The General's Lady||TV Movie|
|1973||The Thanksgiving Treasure||Miss Peggy Thompson||TV Movie|
|1973||Rx for the Defense||Hilda Kempter||TV Movie|
|1972||The House Without a Christmas Tree||Miss Thompson||TV Movie|
|1972||Look Homeward, Angel||Helen Gant||TV Movie|
|1972||Lights Out||TV Movie|
TV series List
|2006||Nova||Narrator (voice)||Episodes: "Dimming the Sun", "Wings of Madness"|
|2006||Texas Ranch House||Narration (voice)||8 episodes|
|2004||Colonial House||Narrator||5 Episodes|
|2002||Frontier House||Narrator||6 episodes|
|2002||Frontline||Narrator||Episode: "Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero"|
|2000||Suddenly Susan||Jenny||Episode: "Girls Night Out"|
|1990||Against the Law||Paulette Belinoff||Episode: "The Women"|
|1988||The Murder of Mary Phagan||Sally Slaton||Season 1 Episodes: 1-2|
|1982||American Playhouse||Lena Brock||Episode: "Private Contentment"|
|1979||3 by Cheever||Louise Bentley||Episode: "O Youth and Beauty!"|
|1976||The Adams Chronicles||Abigail Smith Adams||5 Episodes; Episodes: "Chapter 1,2,3,4,5"|
|1976||Medical Center||Dr. Talley||Episode: "The Stranger"|
|1975||Beacon Hill||Fawn Lassiter||11 episodes|
|1975||Another World||Barbara Weaver|
|1972||Search for Tomorrow||Emily Rogers Hunter|
|1970||All My Children||Eileen Littlejohn|
Short movies List
|2002||Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood||Narrator||TV Mini-Series documentary|
Kathryn Walker's career in acting actually began on the stage, she started acting on off-Broadway with Slag(1971) at the off-Broadway New York stage.
As of late, she has been involved with the theatre production at New York City's 92nd Street Y.
She has been involved with direction/ adaptation of plays such as- "Hekabe", "Elektra", "Medea", "The Bacchae of Euripides", "The Iliad" and others
Writer: Robert Fagles
Adaptation: Kathryn Walker
|2000||The Bacchae of Euripides||
|1986||Wild Honey||Anna Petrovna||
Writer: Michael Frayn
Story: Anton Chekhov
Location: Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California
Director: Christopher Morahan
co-star: Ian McKellen, Kim Cattrall, Kate Burton
|1983||Private Lives||Amanda Prynne||
Director: Milton Katselas
Cast: John Cullum
|1977||A Touch of the Poet||Sara Melody||
Story: Eugene O'Neill
Direction: José Quintero
|1976||The Night of the Tribades||
|1973-74||The Good Doctor||
Writer/ Lyrics: Neil Simon
Story: Anton Chekhov
Music: Peter Link
Producers: Emanuel Azenberg, Eugene V. Wolsk
Co-stars: Rene, Auberjonois Barnard, Hughes, Marsha Mason, Christopher Plummer, Frances Sternhagen
off-Broadway New York stage
Facts & Trivia
- Portrayal in popular culture: she has been portrayed in the movies Burton & Taylor & A Futile and Stupid Gesture by Sarah Hadland & Emmy Rossum respectively.
- She had been in the interviewer around the 2000s.
- The Millennium-Journal: A six-part documentary made by Kathryn Walker was aired on PBS cable channel, Metro Arts.
- Long Ago and Far Away, a biographical account of James Taylor mentions Kathryn in it.
- Hallmark hall of fame: She made it to the Hallmark hall of fame in 1975.
- Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much: She has voiced the audiobook "Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much" of Anne Wilson Schaef
- Residence: She lives at her homes in locations
- New York City, New York, United States
- Tesuque, New Mexico, United States
|1976||WON||Primetime Emmy Awards||The Adams Chronicles (1976)||Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series||for her portrayal of "Abigail Smith Adams" in the episode "John Adams, Lawyer"|