Kathryn Adams Doty

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Kathryn Adams Doty
Born Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn
(1920-07-15) July 15, 1920 (age 96)
New Ulm, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actress, novelist, psychologist
Years active 1939–1946, career as actress
Spouse(s) Hugh Beaumont (1942-1974; divorced); 3 children
Fred Doty (19??-2011; his death)

Kathryn Adams Doty (born Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn; July 15, 1920) is a retired American actress. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she competed in 1939 in the national finals of the Jesse L. Lasky radio contest, "Gateway to Hollywood", then remained in California to begin a film career under the name of Kathryn Adams. One of her most notable roles was as "Mrs. Brown", the young mother in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942).[1]


She married fellow actor Hugh Beaumont in 1942, with whom she had three children: Hunter, Kristy, and Mark. She later earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and had a career as a psychologist. After divorcing Beaumont in 1974, she married Fred Doty, and relocated to her native Minnesota. Fred died on January 8, 2011.

Kathryn wrote two novels: A Long Year of Silence and Wild Orphan. A Long Year of Silence, set in New Ulm, Minnesota, during World War I, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and winner of the 2005 Midwest Book Award. A third book, Becoming the Mother of Me, described her life growing up as a minister's daughter and her trip to Hollywood and her first marriage.


  1. ^ "Kathryn Adams Interview". Western Clippings. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 

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