Katherine Woodville (actress)

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Katherine Woodville
Born Rosemary Henn Woodville Mason
(1938-03-12)12 March 1938
Ewell, Surrey, England
Died 5 June 2013(2013-06-05) (aged 75)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Actress
Years active 1955–1979
Spouse(s) Patrick Macnee
(m. 1965; div. 1969)

Jerrold Freedman
(m. 1970; div. 1975)

Edward Albert
(m. 1979; his death 2006)
Children 1

Katherine Woodville (12 March 1938 – 5 June 2013), born Rosemary Henn Woodville Mason, also known as Catherine Woodville and Kate Woodville, was an English film and television actress. She changed her professional name to Kate Woodville in 1967 upon moving to the US, where she would eventually become a life member of the Actors Studio.[1]

Among her many film and television appearances, she was known for her appearances in Z-Cars, The Avengers, Danger Man, Mission: Impossible, It Takes a Thief, Mannix, The Rockford Files, Days of Our Lives and Eight Is Enough. In the original Star Trek series, she played Natira in the episode "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (1968). She guest-starred in an episode of Kung Fu as "Nedra" in Season 2 Episode 12 (1974) entitled "The Gunman". She guest-starred in an episode of Gibbsville in 1976, and The Saint TV series, Season 3 Episode 4 "The Scorpion".[citation needed]

She was married three times: first to Avengers star Patrick Macnee from 1965-69; secondly to Jerrold Freedman, an American film and television director and novelist.[2][3][4][5]

Her third marriage was to actor Edward Albert (son of Eddie Albert) from 1978 until his death in 2006. They had one child, a daughter, songwriter Thaïs "Tai" Carmen Albert.[6][7]


Woodville retired from acting at the end of the 1970s. She died of cancer on 5 June 2013 at the age of 75. Her ashes were sprinkled off Malibu, California at Point Dume. She was survived by her daughter Thaïs.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 
  2. ^ Christopher Reynolds (5 September 1991). "Writes of Passage : It Looks As If Director Jerry Freedman Has Another Hit: His Novel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jerry Freedman: A Conversation ~ The MacGyver Project". Themacgyverproject.blogspot.com.au. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Writes of Passage: It Looks As If Director Jerry Freedman Has Another Hit: His Novel". Articles.latimes.com. 5 September 1991. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Katherine Woodville on IMDb
  6. ^ Edward Albert, 55, Movie and TV Actor, Dies, The New York Times, 28 September 2006, retrieved 6 January 2017 
  7. ^ Lentz III, Harris M. (2014), Obituaries in the Performing Arts, Lentz'sPerforming Arts Obituaries, 20, McFarland, ISBN 0786476656 
  8. ^ "Star Trek Remembering TOS Guest Star Katherine Woodville, 1938-2013". Startrek.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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