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Kay Linaker (1913–2008)


Kay Linaker was educated at a private school in Connecticut and later attended New York University. While living in New York, she became interested in the stage and began attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her work in several small Broadway roles brought her to the attention of screen scouts and she was signed for movie work. She ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Blob Writer
(1988)
War Dogs Joan Allen
(1942)
Hidden Enemy Sonia Manning
(1940)
The Blob Writer
(1958)

Filmography

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 1945 Bring on the Girls
Commander's Wife (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Pretty Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Laura
Woman (uncredited)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Anniversary Party Attendee (uncredited)
 1944 Men on Her Mind
Eloise Palmer
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Liza's Mother
 1943 Wintertime
Wife (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Face It
Canteen Hostess (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Miss Allen (uncredited)
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Mrs. Madge Carmen
 1943 Cinderella Swings It
Madame Dolores
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Suzanne (uncredited)
 1942 Pittsburgh
Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 War Dogs
Joan Allen
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Margie (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Texas
Mrs. Sarah Olsen
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce
Hedda Smythe
 1942 A Close Call for Ellery Queen
Margo Rogers
 1941 Remember the Day
Society Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Mrs. Emily Colder
 1941 Cadet Girl
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder
Radio Hostess (uncredited)
 1941 Married Bachelor
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1941 Private Nurse
Helene
 1941 Charlie Chan in Rio
Helen Ashby
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mrs. Bedlow, in Court (uncredited)
 1941 Blood and Sand
Guest of Doña Sol (uncredited)
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Barbara Murdock
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Veronica Strafford
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Showroom Buyer (uncredited)
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Flossie La Mare
 1940 Sandy Is a Lady
Mrs. Porter, Writer's Wife
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Mrs. Pendleton
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Brenda Tracy
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Mrs. John Crane
 1940 Green Hell
Woman in Cafe (uncredited)
 1940 Hidden Enemy
Sonia Manning
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Mrs. Demooth
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Egyptian Princess Ectoplasm (uncredited)
 1939 Girl from Rio
Vicki
 1939 Hotel for Women
Jane (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno
Mrs. Russell
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
 1938 Trade Winds
Grace (uncredited)
 1938 I Am a Criminal
Linda La Rue
 1938 The Last Warning
Carla Rodriguez
 1938 Personal Secretary
Flo Sampson
 1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
Joan Karnoff
 1937 Black Aces
Sandy McKenzie
 1937 The Outer Gate
Lois Borden
 1936 Crack-Up
Mrs. Fleming
 1936 Easy Money
Carol Carter
 1936 The Girl from Mandalay
Jeanie Barton
 1936 Road Gang
Barbara Winston
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Sally Keating
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1970s until her death) In addition to teaching at universities in Canada and New Hampshire, Linaker worked with Hampshire Country School for approximately 40 years. She taught English and Drama (sometimes an employee, sometimes as a volunteer) at HCS through much of the 1990s, and remained very involved with the school and the... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kate Phillips
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)] Mark Sandrich was a gifted director and Jack Benny a fine gentleman. Jack was terrified of horses. When we did the runaway scenes on the mechanical horses we both got desperately seasick. In spite of my good scenes that ended on the cutting room floor, the picture was one of the most enjoyable I ever made. If ever an actor earned a halo as a human being, that ... See more »

Trivia:

Taught College Screenwriting, Acting for the Screen and the Golden Age of Hollywood to Melanie Cunningham. See more »

Nickname:

Kate

Star Sign:

Cancer

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