Kate Reid

Kate Reid


Kate Reid was born on Nov 04, 1930 in UK. Kate Reid's big-screen debut came with A Dangerous Age directed by Sidney J. Furie in 1957. Kate Reid is known for Bye Bye Blues directed by Anne Wheeler, Michael Ontkean stars as Teddy Cooper and Rebecca Jenkins as Daisy Cooper. Kate Reid has got 1 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Kate Reid achieved is Genie Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Kate Reid plays is Murder in the Heartland - Season 1 which will be released on May 03, 1993.

The brilliant and versatile London-born stage, radio and TV actress Kate Reid was actually born Daphne Kate Reid in 1930 to Canadian parents, Walter Clarke Reid and Helen Isabel Moore. The family moved back to Ontario before she was a year old. An introverted child of delicate health, Kate sought refuge in books and role-playing and began studying drama in her mid-teens. She apprenticed in summer stock and trained with Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof at the HB Studio in New York. Earning critical acclaim as Lizzie in "The Rainmaker"and as Masha in "The Three Sisters", her decade with the Stratford Festival in Canada would establish her as one of North America's most accomplished actresses.In the Shakespearean canon, she played numerous characters, from Lady Macbeth to the shrewish Katharina, who may or may not have been tamed by the end of the comedy of the same name. She often played women older than she actually was, and battled alcohol and weight problems throughout much of her life. She was to have taken "The Rainmaker" to England's West End at one point but severe anxiety attacks kept her from doing so. She made her Broadway debut in 1962, playing the matinée Martha in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", which role was played 7 out of eight weekly performances by Reid's legendary mentor, Uta Hagen.Filming for Reid would be very erratic during her career. She played Natalie Wood's mother in Propriété interdite (1966) and may be best-remembered as a scientist in the thriller Le mystère Andromède (1971) or as the brittle, bitter, boozing Claire in A Delicate Balance (1973), opposite such heavyweights as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Joseph Cotten, and Betsy Blair. She earned two Tony nominations in the 1960s for her participation in the plays "Dylan" and "Slapstick Tragedy". Further respect came in the package of Arthur Miller's "The Price" and John Guare's "Bosoms and Neglect". On U.S. television, she played the skeptical mother of a murder witness in the Columbo (1971) episode Columbo: Poids mort (1971), as well as a treacherous foreign agent in the Les deux font la paire (1983) episode Les deux font la paire: The First Time (1983). She also managed a recurring part on Dallas (1978) as well as regular roles on the short-lived TV series Gavilan (1982) and Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986).Plagued by ill health in later years, Reid nevertheless offered a couple of outstanding contributions. She was the invalid mistress in the film Atlantic City (1980) opposite Burt Lancaster, and portrayed the devoted, long-suffering wife Linda Loman alongside Dustin Hoffman in the critically-acclaimed 1984 remake of Miller's "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. She and Hoffman (who was seven years her junior) subsequently preserved their roles with a TV adaptation the following year. Likewise, she appeared in the television movie Morning's at Seven (1982), reprising and preserving on celluloid her performance in the same role in the successful Broadway production. Her last role was in the miniseries Murder in the Heartland (1993). Reid succumbed to brain cancer at age 62 in Ontario, Canada.

  • Birthday

    Nov 04, 1930
  • Place of Birth

    London, England, UK

Known For


1 wins & 4 nominations

Genie Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner - Genie

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows