Katherine DeMille

Katherine DeMille

Born Jun 29, 1911

Katherine DeMille was a Canadian-born American film actress. She was born Katherine Lester in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was orphaned as a child by the death of her father, an officer in the Canadian Army who died in World War I combat and loss of her mother to tuberculosis in 1920. When she was nine years old, she was found in an orphanage and legally adopted by film director Cecil B. DeMille and his wife Constance.… Read More

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  • Anthony Quinn Dies At 86; Played Earthy Tough Guys
    NYTimes - Jun 04, 2001
  • Spotlight; Keeping The Faith
    NYTimes - Jul 26, 1998
  • At Home With; Anthony Quinn The Number It Takes To Tango
    NYTimes - Jul 06, 1995
  • Katherine De Mille Quinn, Actress, 83
    NYTimes - May 06, 1995


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1911 Birth Born on June 29, 1911.


1930 19 Years Old DeMille gained experience on stage in 1930 "by acting as understudy for the feminine 'heavy' of the play Rebound" in San Francisco. … Read More


1937 26 Years Old DeMille married actor Anthony Quinn on October 3, 1937. … Read More


1953 42 Years Old DeMille accepted the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of her husband, who was not present at the ceremony.


1965 54 Years Old They divorced in 1965 due to his extramarital relationships. (A December 8, 1964, newspaper article says that Quinn sued DeMille for divorce in Juarez, Mexico, and "listed incompatibility in the suit as grounds for divorce.")


1995 84 Years Old Katherine DeMille died of Alzheimer's disease in Tucson, Arizona in 1995, at age 83. … Read More
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