Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Lowest Rated: 62% Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Birthday: Feb 09, 1922

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

One of the favorite stars of screen musicals during their heyday in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Kathryn Grayson was a visually and vocally striking singer and actress who graced some of the most popular films of the postwar era, including "Anchors Aweigh" (1947) and "Kiss Me Kate" (1953). Blessed with a coloratura soprano from an early age, she caught the attention of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer while a teenager, and was signed to a contract without the benefit of a screen test or drama lessons. Her combination of looks and voice made her an ideal leading lady opposite some of the biggest male musical performers of the day, including Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Mario Lanza, Gordon MacRae, and her personal favorite, Howard Keel, with whom she co-starred in several hit films. The demise of the Hollywood musical, however, brought her screen career to an end, though she remained active on stage in plays, musicals and opera for the next five decades, while the best of her film efforts earned classic status, ensuring her screen immortality.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vagabond King Catherine de Vaucelles (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Song Margot Birabeau (Character) - 1953
91% 64% Kiss Me Kate Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine' (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 0% So This Is Love Grace Moore (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 37% Lovely to Look At Stephanie (Character) - 1952
90% 71% Show Boat Magnolia Hawks (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounds for Marriage Ina Massine (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% The Toast of New Orleans Suzette Micheline (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 41% That Midnight Kiss Prudence Budell (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit Teresa (Character) - 1948
83% 44% It Happened in Brooklyn Anne Fielding (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 50% Two Sisters From Boston Abigail Chandler (Character) - 1946
100% 49% Till the Clouds Roll By Magnolia in "Show Boat" (Character) - 1946
62% 79% Anchors Aweigh Susan Abbott (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 56% Thousands Cheer Kathryn Jones (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% Rio Rita Rita Winslow (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 60% Seven Sweethearts Billie Van Maaster (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Kathryn Land (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vanishing Virginian Rebecca Yancey (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1958

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