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Kathryn Givney



Broadway actress Kathryn Givney first came to Hollywood in 1930 to repeat her stage role as "golf widow" Mrs. Bascomb in the film version of the hit musical Follow Through. She then returned to the stage, reemerging before the cameras as a character actress in 1948. Usually cast as imperious dowagers, she is best remembered for such characterizations as the haughty Mrs. Rhinelander in My Friend Irma and Salvation Army general Matilda B. Cartwright in Guys and Dolls. Kathryn Givney was also a familiar presence on television; one of her best TV assignments was as a reclusive old woman who "kidnaps" housewife Donna Stone on a mid-'60s installment of The Donna Reed Show.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Once You Kiss a Stranger
  • Aunt Margaret
1969
78% That Touch of Mink
  • Mrs. Haskell
1962
No Score Yet The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Elena Von Hartrott
1962
30% From the Terrace
  • Mrs. St. John
1960
No Score Yet The Man in the Net
  • Mrs. Carey
1959
No Score Yet The Wayward Bus
  • Mrs. Pritchard
1957
No Score Yet Lady Godiva
  • Abbess
1955
No Score Yet Daddy Long Legs
  • Gertrude
1955
90% Guys and Dolls
  • Gen. Cartwright
1955
63% Three Coins in the Fountain
  • Mrs. Burgoyne
1954
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again
  • Mrs. Randolph
1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field
  • Judge
1953
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss
  • Miss Benson
1952
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Mrs. Louise Eastman
1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific
  • Cmdr. Steele
1951
No Score Yet Double Crossbones
  • Lady Montrose
1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
  • Mrs. Masterson
1950
83% Side Street
  • Miss Carter
1950
No Score Yet My Friend Irma
  • Mrs. Rhinelander
1949

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