Katharine Houghton


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Katharine Houghton

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Katharine Houghton was born on March 10, 1945 and is 77 years old now.

Birthday: March 10, 1945
How Old - Age: 77

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Katharine Houghton - Biography

Katharine Houghton Grant was born on 10 March 1945 as the middle child and only daughter of Marion Hepburn Grant & Ellsworth Grant. She has two brothers, Jack Grant and Toby Grant. Miss Houghton was named for her grandmother, Katharine Houghton Hepburn.She was educated locally until her university years. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, studying philosophy. During her time at SLC, she studied abroad in Russia. Her intentions were to become an academic, however, during her junior year of university, she tried summer stock theatre and fell in love with the idea of an acting career. Because when she decided to become an actress there already was an actress by the name Kathryn Grant, she chose to use a stage name of Katharine Houghton instead to avoid the confusion.Growing up, she was always close with her mother's elder sister, who was none other than Katharine Hepburn. During her teen years, she would spend school vacations visiting her aunt in NY and California. According to Eileen Considine-Meara (who was one of the daughters of Katharine Hepburn's longtime cook and housekeeper)'s book, "At Home with Kate, Growing Up In Katharine Hepburn's Household", Katharine had a cat that "spent most days upstairs behind closed doors" named Pippa. She has a passion for Irish Theatre. Often during her NY visits to her aunt, she and Kate's housekeeper (who shared her Irish theatre passions) would go see productions of the Irish Repertory Company. The Irish Repertory Company would later produce several of her playwright endeavors. Katharine never atcually screen tested for "Guess Who's Comming to Dinner?", many Thanks to "Aunt Katty" for that! She recieved the role of Joanna Drayton after another girl backed out of the film and her Aunt Katharine suggested her to the film's director/producer, Stanley Kramer. When Kramer asked Katharine Hepburn if her niece could act, she reportedly told him "How should I know? I haven't seen her since she was six!" He trusted Kate, and granted the role to Katharine.During the filming, she ate dinner with her aunt and Spencer Tracy nearly every night-except one. And this particular night, she told her aunt she was going out to dinner with friends, and this upset Kate and apparently caused a controversy: Kate's assistant called her while she was getting ready to go out, telling her that Spencer was upset with her for not coming to dnner, she immediately went over to Spencer & Kate's to try to smooth things over before heading out for the evening. Kate greeted her coldly at the door, and she asked where Spencer was, and Kate told her: "In bed." as if she were killing him. Katharine went into his room, to talk to him to smooth it over. You know what he told her? "Katharine, you go out and have a nice time. Your aunt is a big fuss." and she went out with her friends. Other than Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, her film credits include: The Garden of Death (Ellen, 1974), The Eyes of the Amaryllis (1982), Mr. North (1988, Mrs. Skeel),Billy Bathgate (1991, Charlotte), Ethan Frome (1993, Mrs. Hale), The Night We Never Met (1993, Less/More Cheese Lady), Let it Be Me (1995, Homeless Woman), Kinsey(2004, Mrs. Spaulding), The Last Airbender (2010, Katara's grandma) She was Nabby Adams on the 1976 TV miniseries The Adams Chronicles. In the 1980s, she was part of the ABC Afterschool specials (The Color of Friendship,Miss James), and I'll Take Manhattan TV Miniseries. Miss Houghton has had a sucessful career both on stage and behind the scenes in theatre. She has appeared on Broadway 4 times: A Very Rich Woman (1965, Original),Where's Daddy? (1968, understudy, Original), The Front Page (1969, Revival, Peggy Grant) and Our Town (1988-89, Revival, Lady-in-the box, understudy for Mrs. Webb & Mrs. Soames). In August 2011, she appeared as Amanda in The Pretty Trap in an off-Broadway production.Some of her Regional theatre credits include: Blithe Spirit (The River Rep, 1990),Lettice & Lovage (2002, The River Rep, Lettice Douffett). For several seasons she was a member of N.Y.C's Mirror Repertory Co. where she played Mary Stuart (Vivat, Vivat Regina), Gabrielle (The Mad Woman of Chaillot) and Mary L (The Time of Your Life). In 1987 she performed at N.Y.C's West Bank Café and at the Ivoryton Playhouse in her own trilogy: The Hooded Eye. In regional theatres she has played major roles in over 50 productions including Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), Nina (The Seagull), Yelena (Uncle Vanya), Nora (A Doll's House), Hedda (Hedda Gabler), Doreen (Tartuffe), Hypatia (Misalliance), Louka (Arms and the Man), Barbara (Major Barbara), Leontine (13 Rue De L'Amour), Antigone (Anouilh's Antigone), Laura (The Glass Menagerie), Catherine (Suddenly Last Summer), Isabel (Ring Round the Moon), Mrs. Pat (Dear Liar), Deborah (A Touch of the Poet). She has appeared in both featured and guest roles in several series and soap operas including All My Children and One Life to Live. She has performed her one woman show, To Heaven in a Swing, The Last Day in The Life of Louisa May Alcott in N.Y.C at the American Place Theatre, The York Theatre, and at Bernard College; as well as in Houston, Amherst and Bowdoin Colleges, Keene State and Penn State; in Connecticut at Ivoryton Playhouse, Roberts' Theatre, and the Ct. Historical Society; in Massachusetts: twice at Orchard House in Concord and at the Vineyard Haven Theatre on Martha's Vineyard. In addition to being an actress, she also writes plays. Amongst her playwriting credits are such productions as: Best Kept Secret, Merlin,The Marry Month Of May, Mortal Friends, On The Shady Side,The Right Number,Phone Play, her translation of Anouilh's Antigone, Bookends. She also presents lectures:Katharine X Three, My Grandmother's House Near The River and The Secret Life of Louisa May Alcott. She has appeared in ten films, most recently The Last Airbender,in which she appeared in one scene, playing Gran-Gran, in 2010. She made a public appearance in NYC when the corner of 49th St. and Second Ave in NYC was named Katharine Hepburn Place in her aunt's honor {Source} She is on the honorary board for the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center & Theatre in Old Saybrook, CT. She was a member of The P Pilgrim Company in the 1970s and 1980s. She claims her playwright heroes are: Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, O'Neill, Williams, and James SaundersIt has been a rumor for YEARs that she was/is a product of the infamous love affair between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. In regards to this, Kate used to respond: "I guess people don't remember when Marion was pregnant." She is rumored to be married to actor Ken Jenkins, however some sources claim that they have only lived together for the last 30+ years. Through him, she has three stepsons, Matthew, Daniel & Joshua from Ken's marriage to Joan Patchen. Daniel followed his dad's footsteps and became an actor. Miss Houghton has also been nominated and won several awards. In 1968, she found herself nominated for a Golden Globe as Most Promising Female Newcomer for her role in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" and coming in third place for a Golden Laurel Award for Female New Face. In 1969, she was honored by the World Theatre Awards with a win for her role in "A Sent of Flowers". In 1973, Miss Houghton was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Suddenly Last Summer" at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, IL.