March 9, 1903|
Defiance, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||March 29, 1995
Lake Hill, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan University|
|Spouse(s)||George Mitchell (m.1940–1972 his death)|
Katherine Squire (March 9, 1903 – March 29, 1995) was an American actress who appeared on Broadway and in regional theater, movies and television, from the 1920s through the 1980s.
Squire was born in Defiance, Ohio. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and, after graduation, began acting in regional theater at the Cleveland Play House. Squire later studied acting at the American Laboratory Theater.
Squire made her Broadway stage debut in 1927 in Much Ado About Nothing. She later appeared in Broadway productions of Goodbye Again, starring Osgood Perkins, Hipper's Holiday, and Three Men on a Horse, and Lady of Letters.
In 1951, Squire made her television debut in an episode of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. For the remainder of the decade, she appeared in guest roles on Goodyear Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, Westinghouse Studio One, The United States Steel Hour, and Playhouse 90. From 1956 to 1957, Squire had a recurring role in the soap opera Valiant Lady. She made her feature film debut in the 1959 drama The Story on Page One. Squire also continued acting on the stage with roles in The Traveling Lady, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Sin of Pat Muldoon, and The Shadow of a Gunman.
During the 1960s, Squire continued her career in films, television and stage roles. In 1960, she made two guest appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and appeared as the mother of Dirk Bogarde's character in Song Without End. Squire returned to the stage the following year in a co-starring role in the New York production of Roots, by Arnold Wesker. From 1962 to 1963, she guest starred on two episodes of The Twilight Zone: "One More Pallbearer" and "In His Image". She made three guest appearances on Perry Mason: Clara Thorpe in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Credulous Quarry," murderer Vera Hargrave in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor," and murderer Esther Norden in the 1965 episode "The Case of the Wrongful Writ." She had additional guest roles on The Road West, Peyton Place, and Adam-12.
In 1971, Squire co-starred in the road film Two-Lane Blacktop. Starting in 1970, she had a recurring role in the long-running soap opera The Doctors. In 1974 and 1975, Squire had her third recurring role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. Her last television appearance was in 1975 in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Eric, as Mrs. Harris. For the remainder of her career, Squire appeared in roles in regional theater. In 1979, she had a leading role in Hillbilly Women at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. In the early 1980s, she acted in Hedda Gabler (starring Susannah York) at the Roundabout Theater, and in Memory of Whiteness at the American Place Theater, both in New York. Squire's final onscreen role was in the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally... in 1989.
On 19 January 1930, she married actor Byron McGrath, in Cleveland. They subsequently divorced. In 1940, Squire married actor George Mitchell, with whom she often worked on stage, in film, and on television. They remained married until his death in 1972.
|November 18 – December 1927||Much Ado About Nothing||Watch|
|January 11 – March 1932||The Black Tower||Mona|
|December 28, 1932 – July 1933||Goodbye Again||Julia Wilson|
|October 18 – October 1934||Hipper's Holiday||Helen Tyson|
|January 30, 1935 – January 9, 1937||Three Men on a Horse||Audrey Trowbridge (Replacement)|
|March 28 – April 1935||Lady of Letters||Winifred Shaw|
|September 20 – September 1935||Life's Too Short||Hannah Priest|
|October 27, 1937 – March 1938||Many Mansions||Mrs. Roberts|
|February 5 – February 22, 1941||Liberty Jones||Nurse Cotton|
|March 30 – April 3, 1943||The Family||Anna Petrovna Chernov|
|April 5, 1944 – January 6, 1945||Chicken Every Sunday||Mrs. Lynch|
|October 27 – November 20, 1954||The Traveling Lady||Sitter Mavis|
|December 11, 1955 – February 5, 1956||Six Characters in Search of an Author||The Mother|
|March 13 – March 16, 1957||The Sin of Pat Muldoon||Brigid Muldoon|
|November 20, 1958 – January 3, 1959||The Shadow of a Gunman||Mrs. Grigson|
|1959||The Story on Page One||Mrs. Hattie Brown|
|1960||Song Without End||Anna Liszt|
|1960||Studs Lonigan||Mrs. Lonigan|
|1962||Day of Wine and Roses||Mrs. Nolan||Uncredited|
|1965||Ride in the Whirlwind||Catherine|
|1971||Two-Lane Blacktop||Old Woman|
|1973||Lolly-Madonna XXX||Chickie Feather|
|1989||When Harry Met Sally...||Documentary Couple||(final film role)|
|1951||Pulitzer Prize Playhouse||Episode: "Icebound"|
|1951–1956||Robert Montgomery Presents||Various roles||6 episodes|
|1952||The Rocket||Television movie|
|1952||CBS Television Workshop||Episode: "Rocket"|
|1952||Mister Peepers||Mrs. Crump||Episode #1.12|
|1953||The Gulf Playhouse||2 episodes|
|1953–1954||Goodyear Television Playhouse||2 episodes|
|1954||Justice||Episode: "Death for Sale"|
|1955–1957||The United States Steel Hour||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1956||Playwrights '56||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1956||Westinghouse Studio One||Mrs. Chester||Episode: "An Incident of Love"|
|1956–1957||Valiant Lady||Gertrude Harper||Unknown episodes|
|1956–1960||Playhouse 90||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1957||The Big Story||Mrs. Larabee||Episode: "Widow's Luck"|
|1957||The Alcoa Hour||Annie||Episode: "Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper"|
|1958||The Veil||Emma Haney||Episode: "Genesis"|
|1958||Shirley Temple Theatre||Flora||Episode: "The Little Lame Prince"|
|1958||Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer||Sarah Nolan||Episode: "That Schoolgirl Complex"|
|1958||Peter Gunn||Gussie Warnecke||Episode: "The Leaper"|
|1959||Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse||Mrs. O'Donnell||Episode: "The Innocent Assassin"|
|1959||The Lawless Years||Mrs. Safranik||Episode: "The Lion and the Mouse"|
|1959||Tales of Wells Fargo||Louise||Episode: "The Quiet Village"|
|1959–1960||Markham||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1960||Johnny Midnight||Ethel||Episode: "Voice of a Dummy"|
|1960||The Closing Door||Television movie|
|1960||Play of the Week||Episode: "The Closing Door"|
|1960||The Texan||Mrs. Dawson||Episode: "Thirty Hours to Kill"|
|1960||Peter Loves Mary||Episode: "High Society"|
|1960||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1960||The Law and Mr. Jones||Mrs. Rice||Episode: "The Promise of Life"|
|1960–1965||Perry Mason||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1961||The Barbara Stanwyck Show||Elvie||Episode: "Dear Charlie"|
|1961||The Tom Ewell Show||Abbey||Episode: "Storm Over Shangri-La"|
|1961||The Loretta Young Show||Mrs. Douglas||Episode: "The Preliminaries"|
|1961||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Mrs. Peterson||Episode: "Briefing from Room 103"|
|1961||Alcoa Premiere||Nurse Harrington||Episode: "People Need People"|
|1961||Checkmate||Mrs. Vorlund||Episode: "Through a Dark Glass"|
|1961||Dr. Kildare||Mrs. Kildare||Episode: "The Lonely"|
|1961||Bus Stop||Mrs. Wylie||Episode: "Call Back Yesterday"|
|1961||Thriller||Agatha Moffat||Episode: "Portrait Without a Face"|
|1962||The Virginian||Sophie McCallum||Episode: "The Devil's Children"
|1962-1963||The Twilight Zone||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1963–1965||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1964||Profiles in Courage||Mrs. Simpson||Episode: "Mary S. McDowell"|
|1966||The Road West||Grandma||2 episodes|
|1966||Peyton Place||Mrs. Burroughs||Episode #3.16|
|1969||Adam-12||Mrs. Hess||Episode: "Log 51: A Jumper, Code 2"|
|1969||This Savage Land||Grandma Pride||Television movie|
|1972||The Doctors||Emma Simpson||Unknown episodes|
|1974||Apple's Way||Mrs. Perry||Episode: "The Teacher"|
|1974–1975||Search for Tomorrow||Raney Wesner||Unknown episodes|
|1975||Eric||Mrs. Harris||Television movie|
- "Katherine Squire, 92, Actress In Theater, Film and Television". nytimes.com. April 5, 1995. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q7G-1S7 : accessed 12 May 2015), Byron Mcgrath and Katherine M Squire, 19 Jan 1930; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,901,661.