Kathleen Freeman


Kathleen Freeman Trivia


  • Trivia

    • After her death, Kathleen's body was sent to Hollywood, California for cremation. Her inurnment was at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    • Kathleen was a lesbian. Her partner was Helen Ramsey. According to British obituaries, she was survived by Helen. In the U.S. obituaries however, Helen was not named.

    • One of Kathleen most notable roles was an uncredited part in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain. She played Jean Hagen's articulate diction coach Phoebe Dinsmore.

    • She was working on Broadway in a production of "The Full Monty" when she died of lung cancer in 2001.

    • When she entered UCLA, her role was a music degree. She wanted to become a pianist. The acting bug was too strong in her genes. She never regretted changing from music to acting.

    • Kathleen was born into show business. Her parents were vaudevillians. She debut in their act at age two.

    • She got her bachelors degree from University of California in Los Angeles.

    • In the 1950s while Kathleen was performing at The Music Circus. The music Circus is a a theater-in-the-round in Sacramento, California. She was sitting on a prop chair singing. the chair collapsed under her. The musicians stopped playing and there was dead silence. She got up to her knees, spread her arms and sang, "That's why I love the theater".

    • She was one of the actresses considered for the part of Alice the houskeeper on "The Brady Bunch", but the role ultimately went to Ann Davis.

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