American actress Kathleen Widdoes was rigorously trained at Universite au Theatre des Nations, Paris. Widdoes launched her professional stage career in Delaware and Canada. She made her Broadway debut in 1958 The First Born, then understudied the lead in World of Suzie Wong. In the 1960s and 1970s she worked steadily for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, and also appeared as Beatrice in Papp's 1973 TV adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. An established presence on Canadian TV from 1957, Widdoes played the title characters in video versions of Ondine, Colombe and St. Joan. Her American TV work was perhaps less prestigious but certainly more financially rewarding; she was a regular on three soap operas, Young Dr. Malone, As the World Turns (as Emma Snyder) and Another World (as Rose Perrini). After nearly a decades' worth of stage and TV appearances, she was "discovered" for films as Helena in 1966's The Group. More recently, Kathleen Widdoes was seen as Angelina Giancana in the made-for-TV Mafia Princess, and was prominently featured in the 1996 theatrical film Courage Under Fire.