Katherine DeMille
Actress
Katherine DeMille
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.
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Anthony Quinn Dies at 86; Played Earthy Tough Guys
NYTimes - over 15 years
Anthony Quinn, whose six-decade acting career established the enduring image of a joyful primitive with a fierce passion for life, died yesterday at a Boston hospital. He was 86 and lived in Bristol, R.I., near Providence. The cause was respiratory failure, said a hospital spokeswoman. Although he appeared in perhaps 130 movies, Mr. Quinn was
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SPOTLIGHT; Keeping the Faith
NYTimes - over 18 years
The opening of THE CRUSADES (1935), a Cecil B. DeMille spectacular, is a terrific scene of two mighty armies slamming together. This is one DeMille lolla-palooza that really moves. There's no waiting around for the next commandment - from that fade-in to the climax, a barbarian walled city is unders siege by the Christmas. And tucked away within
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AT HOME WITH; Anthony Quinn The Number It Takes to Tango
NYTimes - over 21 years
ANTHONY QUINN turned 80 recently. What has he learned? "Not to smoke, not to drink and not to get involved with women like you," he says. Excuse me? "An American woman," he says. "I have to be married to a European woman. I avoid women like you because you challenge me and I don't like to be challenged. I was taught by my father that the only way
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Katherine DeMille Quinn, Actress, 83
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Katherine DeMille Quinn, an actress who was the daughter of the film director Cecil B. DeMille and the former wife of the actor Anthony Quinn, died on April 27 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 83. Among the films she appeared in during her 15-year career were "Call of the Wild," "Unconquered" and "The Gamblers." She was born in Canada in 1911, and
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 83
    Katherine DeMille died of Alzheimer's disease in Tucson, Arizona in 1995, at age 83.
    More Details Hide Details The disposition of her remains is unknown.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 53
    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.")
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  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 41
    DeMille accepted the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of her husband, who was not present at the ceremony.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 25
    DeMille married actor Anthony Quinn on October 3, 1937.
    More Details Hide Details They had five children: Christopher (1939-1941), Christina (born December 1, 1941), Catalina (born November 21, 1942), Duncan (born August 4, 1945), and Valentina (born December 26, 1952). Their first child, Christopher, was found drowned in the lily pond of W.C. Fields at age two.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 18
    DeMille gained experience on stage in 1930 "by acting as understudy for the feminine 'heavy' of the play Rebound" in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details DeMille first appeared on screen as an uncredited "Zeppelin Reveler" in Madame Satan (1930), and made thirty film appearances until retiring in 1956.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1911
    Born
    Born on June 29, 1911.
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