Kathie Browne

Birthday: Sep 19, 1930
Birthplace: Not Available
An attractive blonde actress who scoffed at early typecasting as the pretty ingenue, Kathie Browne was the wife of popular actor Darren McGavin, and a notable talent in her own right. Born in San Luis Obispo, CA, Browne attended L.A. City College while honing her acting skills in numerous local theaters. Spotted by a television director while performing as the lead in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, it wasn't long before Browne began working frequently on television. Browne's early roles included appearances in such popular television Westerns as Bonanza and Gunsmoke, and after making her film debut in 1958's Murder by Contract she began a successful film career. Though at first succumbing to the casting agents wishes and appearing in roles where a pretty face and little more was needed, Browne began to branch out in the 1960s with such roles as a scientist on Sea Hunt and a deft grifter in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Married to McGavin in 1969, the young actress slowly began her fade from the limelight in order to better promote the career of her husband. In addition to being a driving force behind the success of The Night Stalker, Browne would join McGavin in founding their own production company, Formed Taurean Films. Frequently appearing onscreen together, Browne and McGavin would acquire nearly 50 credits together, between film and television. Diagnosed with breast cancer later in life, the strong-willed Browne would make a full recovery and, at age 70, go into full retirement. On April 8, 2003, Kathie Browne-McGavin died in Beverly Hills following a brief illness. She was 63.

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No Score Yet 43: The Petty Story Actor 1974
No Score Yet Run, Stranger, Run Crystal 1973
No Score Yet Hondo and the Apaches Actor 1967
No Score Yet Brainstorm Angie DeWitt 1965
64% Man's Favorite Sport? Marcia 1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle Hazel Jenks 1964
No Score Yet The Underwater City Dotty 1962
No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Girls at Wild Party 1960


No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Mayor Sanders
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No Score Yet Ironside
Elda Jane LaVerne
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No Score Yet Get Smart
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80% Star Trek
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
Jennifer Faith
  • 1967
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No Score Yet Bonanza
Ellen Laura Margie Owens Laura Dayton
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No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
Peaches AnCream
  • 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1961
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Mrs. Thorpe
  • 1957


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