Kay Linaker

Highest Rated: 100% Laura (1944)
Lowest Rated: 57% The Blob (1988)
Birthday: Jul 19, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Of Norwegian descent, brunette Kay Linaker had graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in a couple of short-lived Broadway plays -- including Henry Rosendahl's Yesterday's Orchids (1934) with fellow Hollywood hopefuls Carleton Young and Richard Reeves -- prior to signing with Warner Bros. and later Fox, where she mainly played supporting roles in Grade-A production while earning leading assignments in programmers. With Paramount in the 1940s, Linaker usually played society women, often rather cold-hearted, but left the screen to marry writer-turned-television executive Howard Phillips. As Kate Phillips, she co-wrote (with Theodore Simonson) the screenplay to the sci-fi classic The Blob (1958) and, later still, taught courses at a university in New Hampshire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
57% The Blob Screenwriter 1988
66% The Blob Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves 1st Pretty Girl 1944
100% Laura People 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Liza's Mother 1944
No Score Yet Let's Face It Canteen Hostess 1943
94% The More the Merrier Miss Allen 1943
No Score Yet Two Weeks to Live Mrs. Madge Carmen 1943
No Score Yet Wintertime Wife 1943
No Score Yet War Dogs Joan Allen 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Society reporter 1941
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Rio Helen Ashby 1941
100% Blood and Sand Woman 1941
78% Kitty Foyle Wyn's Wife 1940
No Score Yet The Invisible Woman Buyer 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Mrs. Pendleton 1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again Brenda Tracy 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Enemy Sonia 1940
No Score Yet Green Hell Woman 1940
80% Drums Along the Mohawk Mrs. DeMooth 1939
No Score Yet Girl from Rio Vicki 1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln Mrs. Edwards 1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Reno Mrs. Russell 1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal Linda La Rue 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Jane 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Grace 1938
No Score Yet Black Aces Sandy McKenzie 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Joan Karnoff 1937
No Score Yet The Outer Gate Lois Borden 1937
No Score Yet Road Gang Actor 1936
No Score Yet Easy Money Carol Carter 1936

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