Katherine Squire

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Katherine Squire
Born(1903-03-09)March 9, 1903
Defiance, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 29, 1995(1995-03-29) (aged 92)
Lake Hill, New York, U.S.
Alma materOhio Wesleyan University
Years active1927–1989
Spouse(s)George Mitchell (m.?–1972)
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Katherine Squire
Born(1903-03-09)March 9, 1903
Defiance, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 29, 1995(1995-03-29) (aged 92)
Lake Hill, New York, U.S.
Alma materOhio Wesleyan University
Years active1927–1989
Spouse(s)George Mitchell (m.?–1972)

Katherine Squire (March 9, 1903 – March 29, 1995) was an American actress who appeared on Broadway and in regional theater, movies and television, from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Early life[edit]

Squire was born in Defiance, Ohio. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and, after graduation, began acting in regional theater at the Cleveland Play House. Squire later studied acting at the American Laboratory Theater.[1]


Squire made her Broadway stage debut in 1927 in Much Ado About Nothing. She later appeared in Broadway productions of Goodbye Again, starring Osgood Perkins, Hipper's Holiday, and Three Men on a Horse, and Lady of Letters.

In 1951, Squire made her television debut in an episode of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. For the remainder of the decade, she appeared in guest roles on Goodyear Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, Westinghouse Studio One, The United States Steel Hour, and Playhouse 90. From 1956 to 1957, Squire had a recurring role in the soap opera Valiant Lady. She made her feature film debut in the 1959 drama The Story on Page One. Squire also continued acting on the stage with roles in The Traveling Lady, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Sin of Pat Muldoon, and The Shadow of a Gunman.

During the 1960s, Squire continued her career in films, television and stage roles. In 1960, she made two guest appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and appeared as the mother of Dirk Bogarde's character in Song Without End. Squire returned to the stage the following year in a co-starring role in the New York production of Roots, by Arnold Wesker. From 1962 to 1963, she guest starred on two episodes of The Twilight Zone: "One More Pallbearer" and "In His Image". She made three guest appearances on Perry Mason: Clara Thorpe in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Credulous Quarry," murderer Vera Hargrave in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor," and murderer Esther Norden in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Wrongful Writ." She had additional guest roles on The Road West, Peyton Place, and Adam-12.

In 1971, Squire co-starred in the road film Two-Lane Blacktop. The following year, she had a recurring role in the long-running soap opera The Doctors. In 1974 and 1975, Squire had her third recurring role on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. Her last television appearance was in 1975 in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Eric, as Mrs. Harris. For the remainder of her career, Squire appeared in roles in regional theater. In 1979, she had a leading role in Hillbilly Women at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. In the early 1980s, she acted in Hedda Gabler (starring Susannah York) at the Roundabout Theater, and in Memory of Whiteness at the American Place Theater, both in New York. Squire's final onscreen role was in the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally... in 1989.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1940, Squire married actor George Mitchell, with whom she often worked on stage, in film, and on television. They remained married until his death in 1972.[1]


Squire died on March 29, 1995 in Lake Hill, New York, at the age of 92. She was survived by three stepdaughters.[1]

Broadway credits[edit]

November 18 – December 1927Much Ado About NothingWatch
January 11 – March 1932The Black TowerMona
December 28, 1932 – July 1933Goodbye AgainJulia Wilson
October 18 – October 1934Hipper's HolidayHelen Tyson
January 30, 1935 – January 9, 1937Three Men on a HorseAudrey Trowbridge (Replacement)
March 28 – April 1935Lady of LettersWinifred Shaw
September 20 – September 1935Life's Too ShortHannah Priest
October 27, 1937 – March 1938Many MansionsMrs. Roberts
February 5 – February 22, 1941Liberty JonesNurse Cotton
March 30 – April 3, 1943The FamilyAnna Petrovna Chernov
April 5, 1944 – January 6, 1945Chicken Every SundayMrs. Lynch
October 27 – November 20, 1954The Traveling LadySitter Mavis
December 11, 1955 – February 5, 1956Six Characters in Search of an AuthorThe Mother
March 13 – March 16, 1957The Sin of Pat MuldoonBrigid Muldoon
November 20, 1958 – January 3, 1959The Shadow of a GunmanMrs. Grigson


1959The Story on Page OneMrs. Hattie Brown
1960Song Without EndAnna Liszt
1960Studs LoniganMrs. Lonigan
1962Day of Wine and RosesMrs. NolanUncredited
1965Ride in the WhirlwindCatherine
1971Two-Lane BlacktopOld Woman
1973Lolly-Madonna XXXChickie Feather
1973BladeAunt Cynthia
1989When Harry Met Sally...Documentary Couple
1951Pulitzer Prize PlayhouseEpisode: "Icebound"
1951–1956Robert Montgomery PresentsVarious roles6 episodes
1952The RocketTelevision movie
1952CBS Television WorkshopEpisode: "Rocket"
1952Mister PeepersMrs. CrumpEpisode #1.12
1953The Gulf Playhouse2 episodes
1953–1954Goodyear Television Playhouse2 episodes
1954JusticeEpisode: "Death for Sale"
1955–1957The United States Steel HourVarious roles3 episodes
1956Playwrights '56Various roles2 episodes
1956Westinghouse Studio OneMrs. ChesterEpisode: "An Incident of Love"
1956–1957Valiant LadyGertrude HarperUnknown episodes
1956–1960Playhouse 90Various roles2 episodes
1957The Big StoryMrs. LarabeeEpisode: "Widow's Luck"
1957The Alcoa HourAnnieEpisode: "Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper"
1958The VeilEmma HaneyEpisode: "Genesis"
1958Shirley Temple TheatreFloraEpisode: "The Little Lame Prince"
1958Mickey Spillane's Mike HammerSarah NolanEpisode: "That Schoolgirl Complex"
1958Peter GunnGussie WarneckeEpisode: "The Leaper"
1959Westinghouse Desilu PlayhouseMrs. O'DonnellEpisode: "The Innocent Assassin"
1959The Lawless YearsMrs. SafranikEpisode: "The Lion and the Mouse"
1959Tales of Wells FargoLouiseEpisode: "The Quiet Village"
1959–1960MarkhamVarious roles2 episodes
1960Johnny MidnightEthelEpisode: "Voice of a Dummy"
1960The Closing DoorTelevision movie
1960Play of the WeekEpisode: "The Closing Door"
1960The TexanMrs. DawsonEpisode: "Thirty Hours to Kill"
1960Peter Loves MaryEpisode: "High Society"
1960Alfred Hitchcock PresentsVarious roles2 episodes
1960The Law and Mr. JonesMrs. RiceEpisode: "The Promise of Life"
1960–1965Perry MasonVarious roles3 episodes
1961The Barbara Stanwyck ShowElvieEpisode: "Dear Charlie"
1961The Tom Ewell ShowAbbeyEpisode: "Storm Over Shangri-La"
1961The Loretta Young ShowMrs. DouglasEpisode: "The Preliminaries"
1961Armstrong Circle TheatreMrs. PetersonEpisode: "Briefing from Room 103"
1961Alcoa PremiereNurse HarringtonEpisode: "People Need People"
1961CheckmateMrs. VorlundEpisode: "Through a Dark Glass"
1961Dr. KildareMrs. KildareEpisode: "The Lonely"
1961Bus StopMrs. WylieEpisode: "Call Back Yesterday"
1961ThrillerAgatha MoffatEpisode: "Portrait Without a Face"
1962The VirginianSophie McCallumEpisode: "The Devil's Children"
1962-1963The Twilight ZoneVarious roles2 episodes
1963–1965The Alfred Hitchcock HourVarious roles3 episodes
1964Profiles in CourageMrs. SimpsonEpisode: "Mary S. McDowell"
1966The Road WestGrandma2 episodes
1966Peyton PlaceMrs. BurroughsEpisode #3.16
1969Adam-12Mrs. HessEpisode: "Log 51: A Jumper, Code 2"
1969This Savage LandGrandma PrideTelevision movie
1972The DoctorsEmma SimpsonUnknown episodes
1974Apple's WayMrs. PerryEpisode: "The Teacher"
1974–1975Search for TomorrowRaney WesnerUnknown episodes
1975EricMrs. HarrisTelevision movie


  1. ^ a b c d "Katherine Squire, 92, Actress In Theater, Film and Television". nytimes.com. April 5, 1995. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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