Kathryn Givney

Highest Rated: 90% Guys and Dolls (1955)
Lowest Rated: 33% From the Terrace (1960)
Birthday: Oct 27, 1896
Birthplace: Not Available
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.

Highest Rated Movies



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
33% 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
67% 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
76% A Place in the Sun Mrs. Louise Eastman 1951
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Myra Nolan 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
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Clarisse Thayer 1948


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Mrs. Princey Mrs. Colton
  • 1961
  • 1956


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