Katherine Locke

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Katherine Locke
Born (1910-06-24)June 24, 1910
Kalinkavichy, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died September 12, 1995(1995-09-12) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1936–1958
Spouse(s) Norman Corwin (m. 1947–1995)

Katherine Locke (June 24, 1910 – September 12, 1995) was a Broadway actress in the late 1930s.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]


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.[1][2] 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.



  1. ^ a b Oliver, Myrna (17 September 1995). "Katherine Locke; Film and Broadway Actress". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Katherine Locke". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 

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