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Quinn, Katherine (Katherine DeMille)

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Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Actresses

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1911 - Born on the 29th of June in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with the birth name Katherine Lester

1919 - Orphaned at the age of nine after her father died in WWI and her mother died of tuberculosis. She was then adopted by the American film director, Cecil B. Demille and his wife.

1930-1955 - Appeared in 30 films.

1937 - Married actor, Anthony Quinn on the 3rd of October and had four children with him.

         - His son drowns at the age of tree in the W.C. Fields pool.

1953 - She accepted the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" on behalf of her husband, Anthony Quinn, who was not present at the awards ceremony.

         - After retiring from acting, she settled in California and studied philosophy.

1965 - Anthony and Katherine were divorced on the 21st of January following his affair with the costume designer Jolanda Addolori.

1995 - Died of Alzheimer's disease on the 27th of April in Tucson, Arizona at age 83.


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