September 6, 1953 |
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Richard Chambers (1974–1980; divorced); 1 son
Dean Butler (2001–present)
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (January 2008)|
Katherine Cannon (born September 6, 1953) is an American actress. Her early roles included Fools' Parade (1971), Private Duty Nurses (1971), Women in Chains (1972), Emergency! (1973), Baa Baa Black Sheep (TV series) (1977–1978) as Lt. Cmdr. Dottie Dixon (Head Nurse), and CHiPs (1978 and 1981) as female trucker Robbie Davis, but she first attracted notice in High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980) playing Amy Kane, the part originated by Grace Kelly in High Noon. She later played the school teacher, Mae Woodward, in the TV series, Father Murphy, and appeared in the sci-fi thriller The Hidden in 1987. She is currently best known for playing Felice Martin, the cheating and domineering mother of Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), on the long-running teen series, Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1974, Cannon married commercial director Richard Chambers. The couple had one son, Colin Thomas Chambers, before divorcing in 1980. In 2001, she remarried, to actor Dean Butler who played Almanzo Wilder for several seasons on Little House on the Prairie.