Aldridge was married three times: to Arthur Cameron from 1945 to 1954; to Richard Derby Tucker from 1956 until his death in 1979; and lastly to Harry Nasland until his death in 1988.
More DetailsHide DetailsIn her later years she lived in Camden, Maine, and was locally a renown hostess, often sitting ten or more folk at dinner, and regaling them with stories and laughter. She was exceptionally kind and gracious, often inviting travelers from downtown Camden, to her home to see the spectacular view of Penobscot Bay and Curtis Island. The view, and Kay, was a premier highlight of any visit to the Midcoast, if you were lucky to get an invite.
Her oldest daughter, Melissa Brumder of New York, died just before Kay. She died while on the telephone, telling a ribald joke to her son-in-law, an Italian diplomat, of a heart attack while in hospital in Rockport, Maine. She was survived by a daughter, Carey Cameron Ferrero; two sons, Scott and Arthur Cameron (Arthur now deceased); a stepdaughter, Minnie Tucker Biggs, and two stepsons, Richard and Samuel Tucker.
The roles for which she became best known began in 1942 with the serial Perils of Nyoka, made by the company Republic Pictures, which specialised in serials of the type that had dramatic cliffhanger scenes at the end of each episode.
More DetailsHide DetailsNow credited as Kay Aldridge she played the character Nyoka Gordon who confronts a host of villains while seeking her father who was lost on an expedition in Africa. Further classic serial heroine roles followed with titles such as Daredevils of the West in 1943 and Haunted Harbor in 1944.
Her film career began in 1937 with an uncredited role in Vogues of 1938.
More DetailsHide DetailsIn the following couple of years she had a number of minor and largely decorative roles while credited as Katherine Aldridge. It was reported that she was among the actresses screen tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
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