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June 24, 1910|
Kalinkavichy, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||September 12, 1995
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Norman Corwin (m. 1947–1995)|
Katherine Locke (June 24, 1910 – September 12, 1995) was a Broadway actress in the late 1930s.
She was born in Kalinkavičy, in what is now Belarus, and raised in the U.S. Her father, Mendel Locke, was an amateur writer. She was educated at Damrosch Academy as a pianist, but chose instead to become an actress.
After appearing in small roles, at one time as an off-stage barking dog, her career was established by appearing in the 1937 Broadway play Having Wonderful Time, co-starring with John Garfield. She appeared in films in the 1940s and 1950s as a supporting actress. She began her film work in the late 1930s in bit parts, but she is remembered today as a stage actress. She was married to radio writer Norman Corwin.
In addition to appearing on a successful Broadway production of Hamlet playing Ophelia, her stage credits include starring with John Garfield in Having a Wonderful Time, Fifth Column with Lee J. Cobb, and Clash by Night with Tallulah Bankhead.
- Straight from the Shoulder (1936) - Gail Pyne
- Wilson (1944) - Helen Bones
- The Seventh Cross (1944) - Mrs. Sauer
- The Snake Pit (1948) - Margaret
- The Sound of Fury (1950) - Hazel
- People Will Talk (1951) - Miss James
- Flesh and Fury (1952) - Mrs. Hollis
- The Unexpected (1952) - Woman
- A Certain Smile (1958) - Mme. Vallon (last appearance)
- Oliver, Myrna (17 September 1995). "Katherine Locke; Film and Broadway Actress". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- Nott, Robert (2003). He ran all the way : the life of John Garfield (1., Limelight ed.). New York: Limelight Editions. pp. 65–69. ISBN 978-0879109851.
- "Katherine Locke". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
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