Kathleen Widdoes Biography (1939-)

Full name, Kathleen Effie Widdoes; born March 21, 1939, in Wilmington, DE; daughter of Eugene and Bernice (maiden name, Delapo) Widdoes; married Richard Jordan (an actor), January 22, 1964 (divorced, 1972); married Jerry Senter; children: (first marriage) Nina. Addresses: Agent: Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
March 21, 1939
Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Debut) Alma, Bus Stop, Robin Hood Playhouse, Wilmington, DE, 1957
  • Teusret, The Firstborn, Coronet Theatre, 1958
  • The Primrose Path, Robin Hood Playhouse, 1958
  • Catherine, A View from the Bridge, Robin Hood Playhouse, 1958
  • Teusret, The Firstborn, Habimah Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1958
  • Tourist, The World of Suzie Wong, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • Irina, The Three Sisters, Fourth Street Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Sonja, Notes from the Underground, Theatre de Lys, New York City,1959
  • Katherine, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Belvedere Lake Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Juliet, Measure for Measure, NYSF, Belvedere Lake Theatre, 1960
  • Aglasia, The Idiot, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, NYSF, Central Park, New York City, 1961
  • Queen, Richard II, NYSF, Central Park, 1961
  • Teresa del Castillo, We Take the Town, Shubert Theatre, New Haven,CT, 1962
  • Miranda, The Tempest, NYSF, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Claire, The Maids, One Sheridan Square Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Alice, You Can't Take It with You, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Ersilia Drei, To Clothe the Naked, Sheridan Square Playhouse, NewYork City, 1967
  • The Three Sisters, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1967
  • 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1967
  • Woman, World War 2 1/2, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Mildred, Willie, Other Stage Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Polly Peachum, The Beggar's Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music,Brooklyn, NY, then McAlpin Rooftop Theatre, New York City, both 1972
  • Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing, NYSF, Delacorte Theatre, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, both 1972
  • Rosalind, As You Like It, NYSF, Delacorte Theatre, 1973
  • Desdemona, Juliet, and Titania, Shakespeare and the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1973
  • Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre,New York City, 1975
  • Viola, Twelfth Night, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1975
  • Mariana, Measure for Measure, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1975
  • Castaways, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Cecily Cardew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977
  • Donna, Stops along the Way, One Act Play Festival, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1981
  • #2, In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes, One Act Play Festival, Mitzi E.Newhouse Theatre, 1981
  • Ghosts, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1981
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, NYSF, Public Theatre, 1982
  • Blanche, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Also appeared as Queen Margaret in the CSC production of Tower of Evil; Nora in The Truth-Teller; and in Shakespeare in the Park,1960s.
  • Major Tours
  • Catherine, A View from the Bridge, Canadian cities, 1957, then U.S. cities, 1960
  • Film Appearances
  • Helena Davis, The Group, United Artists, 1966
  • Masha, The Sea Gull, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968
  • Wilma, Petulia, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968
  • Maggie West, The Mephisto Waltz, 1971
  • Savages, New World, 1973
  • The End of August, 1981
  • Doctor Rawlings, I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can, Paramount, 1982
  • Ms. Hauser, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Geraldine Walden, Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Frankie, Hi-Life, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Lamp unto My Feet, CBS, 1957
  • Margaret Howell Grant, Punch and Jody, NBC, 1974
  • Irene Hadrachi, Happiness Is a Warm Clue (also known as The Return of Charlie Chan), NBC, 1979
  • Edith Wharton, Looking Back, 1981
  • Angela Giancana, Mafia Princess, NBC, 1986
  • Series
  • First Jill Malone, Young Dr. Malone, 1958-59
  • Rose Perrini, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), 1978-80
  • Una MacCurtain, Ryan's Hope, 1983
  • Emma Snyder, As the World Turns, 1985-
  • Mrs. Beecher, Oz, 1997, 2000-
  • Specials
  • Emily, Our Town, NBC, 1959
  • Title role, Colombe, CBC, 1960
  • Title role, Ondine, CBS, 1961
  • Joan, The Lark, CBC, 1962
  • Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing, CBS, 1973
  • Esther Rosenbloom, The Hollow Boy, PBS, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Dupont Show of the Month, CBS, 1960
  • Camera Three, CBS, 1960
  • The Defenders, CBS, 1961-65
  • The Doctors, NBC, 1963
  • The Doctors/The Nurses, CBS, 1965
  • The Invaders, ABC, 1965
  • Memory Lane, independent, 1965-66
  • Twelve O'Clock High, ABC, 1966
  • Ellen Woods, "Nightmare," The Invaders, 1967
  • Anna Kosovo, "Frenzy," Bonanza, 1972
  • Tobias Beecher's mother, "Straight Life," Oz, HBO, 1997
  • Judge Childers, "Sideshow: Part 1," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in Ford Star Time, CBC.

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