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Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson
from trailer for The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
Personal information
Birth nameZelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick
Birth dateFebruary 09, 1922
Place of birthWinston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 17, 2010(age 88)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1941 2004
SpouseJohn Shelton (1941 46)
Johnny Johnston (1947 51)
(divorced) 1 child

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Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 - February 17, 2010) was an American actress and operatic soprano singer.

From the age of twelve, Grayson trained as an opera singer. She was under contract to MGM by the early 1940s, soon establishing a career principally through her work in musicals. After several supporting roles, she was a lead performer in such films as Thousands Cheer (1943), Anchors Aweigh (1945) with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, and Show Boat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953) (both with Howard Keel).

When film musical production declined, she worked in theatre, appearing in Camelot (1962 1964). Later in the decade she performed in several operas, including La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld and La traviata.

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