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Kathleen Howard (I) (1884–1956)

Kathleen Howard was born on July 27, 1884 in Clifton, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Death Takes a Holiday (1934) and Ball of Fire (1941). She was married to Edward Kellogg Baird (lawyer). She died on April 15, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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It's a Gift Amelia Bissonette
Death Takes a Holiday Princess Maria
Ball of Fire Miss Bragg


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 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Make Your Bed (1951)
 1950 Born to Be Bad
Mrs. Bolton
 1950 The Petty Girl
Prof. Langton (uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City
Miss Pruett's Mother (uncredited)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Aunt Susan
 1947 Cynthia
Mac McQuillan, Jannings' Nurse
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Aunt Martha, in 'Curly'
 1947 Curley
Aunt Martha
 1947 The Late George Apley
Margaret (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Mrs. Klute (uncredited)
 1946 Danger Woman
 1946 Centennial Summer
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Rose Denning
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Miss Wingate (uncredited)
 1945 Snafu
Dean Garrett
 1945 Shady Lady
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Aunt Priscilla Alden
 1944 Laura
Louise, Ann's Cook (uncredited)
 1944 Reckless Age
Sarah Wadsworth
 1943 Swing Out the Blues
Aunt Amanda
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Mrs. Theodore Carter (uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive
Miss Bromley (uncredited)
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Grandmother Acuña (uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Tad's Mother, Mrs. Page (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Woman (uncredited)
 1942 The Mad Martindales
Grandmother Varney
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Aunt Minnie
 1941 Ball of Fire
Miss Bragg
 1941 Miss Polly
Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mrs. Keats
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Mrs. Minnie Lambeth Sparr
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Jawme Duncan
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Judge McCracken (uncredited)
 1940 Five Little Peppers in Trouble
Mrs. Wilcox
 1940 Young People
Hester Appleby
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Maggie Clancy
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Socialite (uncredited)
 1939 First Love
Miss Wiggins
 1939 Little Accident
Mrs. Allerton
 1939 Rio
Mme. Adrienne Lamartine (uncredited)
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Mrs. Kittenhaven (uncredited)
 1938 Crime Takes a Holiday
Mrs. Allen, Governor's Wife (uncredited)
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Aunt Jonnie in Play (uncredited)
 1938 When G-Men Step In
Mrs. Drake (uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Mrs. Barrett (uncredited)
 1937 Stolen Holiday
Mme. Delphine
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
Leona Wolfinger
 1934 It's a Gift
Amelia Bissonette
 1934 Lady by Choice
Mrs. Mills (uncredited)
 1934 Once to Every Bachelor
Aunt Henrietta
 1934 One More River
Lady Charwell
 1934 You're Telling Me!
Mrs. Murchison
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
Princess Maria
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Show Show Self (2 credits)
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While filming Ball of Fire (1941) in 1941, she was hospitalized by Barbara Stanwyck when Stanwyck delivered a mock punch and accidentally hit Howard in the face and fractured her jaw. Stanwyck was reportedly mortified by the incident. See more »

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