Kathryn Adams

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This article is about the silent film actress. For the actress born in 1920, see Kathryn Adams Doty.
Kathryn Adams
KATHRYN ADAMS From Who's Who on the Screen.jpg
Publicity photo of Adams from Who's Who on the Screen (1920)
Born Ethalinda Colson
(1893-05-25)May 25, 1893
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died February 17, 1959(1959-02-17) (aged 65)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Other names Catherine Adams
Occupation Film actress

Kathryn Adams (May 25, 1893 – February 17, 1959) was an American silent film actress. Her name is sometimes seen as Catherine Adams.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born Ethalinda Colson in St. Louis, Missouri,[1] After being educated in St. Louis, she had vocal training in New York.[2]

Early in her career, Adams "played in numerous types of legitimate drama".[3] She entered films in 1915 after a brief and rather unsuccessful stint in musical comedy.

Adams worked for the Thanhouser Company in its early films[1] and had the lead roles in that company's productions The Bird of Prey and The Phantom Witness.[2] After a number of successful leading roles, she drifted into supporting roles in the 1920s, and, except for a brief appearance in the 1931 version of The Squaw Man, Adams disappeared from films after 1925.

On February 17, 1959, Adams died of a myocardial infarction in her Hollywood home, and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

  • The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1915)
  • After Dark (1915)
  • The Pursuing Shadow (1915)
  • Helene of the North (1915)
  • The Long Arm of the Secret Service (1915)
  • In Baby's Garden (1915)
  • Her Confession (1915)
  • An Innocent Traitor (1915)
  • Bubbles in the Glass (1916)
  • The Phantom Witness (1916)
  • A Bird of Prey (1916)
  • The Romance of the Hollow Tree (1916)
  • For Uncle Sam's Navy (1916)
  • Other People's Money (1916)
  • The Shine Girl (1916)
  • Divorce and the Daughter (1916)
  • The Vicar of Wakefield (1917)
  • Pots-and-Pans Peggy (1917)
  • The Woman and the Beast (1917)
  • The Valentine Girl (1917)
  • Hinton's Double (1917)
  • The Streets of Illusion (1917)
  • The Customary Two Weeks (1917)
  • Baby Mine (1917, credited as Katherine Adams)
  • Raffles The Amateur Cracksman (1917)
  • True Blue (1918)
  • Riders of the Purple Sage (1918)
  • Restless Souls (1919, credited as Katherine Adams)
  • Gentleman of Quality (1919)
  • The Silver Girl (1919, credited as Catherine Adams)
  • Whom the Gods Would Destroy (1919)
  • A Rogue's Romance (1919, credited as Katherine Adams)
  • Cowardice Court (1919)
  • A Little Brother of the Rich (1919)
  • The Brute Breaker (1919)
  • Uncharted Channels (1920)
  • The Forbidden Woman (1920)
  • The Best of Luck (1920)
  • Big Happiness (1920)
  • 813 (1920)
  • The Silver Car (1921)
  • The Man from Downing Street (1922)
  • Borrowed Husbands (1924)
  • Pampered Youth (1925)
  • The Squaw Man (Uncredited, 1931)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Adams, Kathryn (1893–1959)". Encyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Thanhouser Stars on Pathe Program". Motography. August 26, 1916. p. 491. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "(photo caption)". Picture-Play Magazine. VI (2). April 1917. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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