Reid in 1966
|Born||Daphne Kate Reid
4 November 1930
London, England, UK
|Died||27 March 1993
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Life and career
Daphne Kate Reid was born in London, England, the daughter of Canadian parents, Helen Isabel (née Moore) and Walter Clarke Reid, who was a former Bengal Lancer in the Indian army and a retired colonel.
Reid attended Havergal College locally and university in London, and then studied acting at a performance art school in Canada. She had a long and varied career on film, television and stage in both Canada and the United States. Her stage roles included Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, Henny in Bosoms and Neglect, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
She played the scheming/domineering mother of Natalie Wood in 1966's This Property is Condemned, although she was only seven years older than the actress. Reid's other film credits include The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968), Pigeons (1971), The Andromeda Strain (1971), A Delicate Balance (1973), Shoot (1976), Equus (1977), Plague (1979), Death Ship (1980), Double Negative (1980), Atlantic City (1980), Circle of Two (1981), Highpoint (1982), The Blood of Others (1984), Heaven Help Us (1985), Death of a Salesman (1985), Fire with Fire (1986), Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), Signs of Life (1989) and Deceived (1991). She played Aunt Lil on Dallas in the early 1980s, as well as appearing in episodes of Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Columbo.
- Officer of the Order of Canada (1974)
- ACTRA and Dora Mavor Moore awards (1980 and 1981, respectively)
- Earle Grey Award (1988)
- Honorary degrees from York University (1970) and the University of Toronto (1989)
- "Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."