Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson


2/9/1922, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA



Birth Name

Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick


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Kathryn Grayson was born February 9, 1922 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After being involved in over half a dozen films through MGM, Grayson spent two years entertaining troops during the war and being cast for parts in popular radio shows of the era. In 1950, Grayson was cast…more


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  • Trivia

    • At the age of 15, Kathryn signed her first deal with RCA Red Seal Records.

    • Kathryn Grayson donned the cover of the July 9, 1954 issue (vol.24;Iss.28) of an Austrian magazine, Mein Film. More recently, in a January 2002 article, "Films of the Golden Age", (Iss. #27, pgs. 64-86), by Dan Van Neste, Kathryn earned the title "The Girl With the Golden Voice."

    • Kathryn Grayson earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in motion pictures. It is located at 1600 Vine Street.

    • Grayson starred in three movies alongside Howard Keel. He has said, in an interview, that she was the most beautiful woman in the history of movies.

    • In Seven Sweethearts, Kathryn starred along with her sister, Frances Raeburn, and brother, Michael Butler.

    • For her picture releases in Italy, her voice was dubbed by Renata Marini and, occasionally, Dhia Cristiani, Lidia Simoneschi and Micaela Giustiniani.

    • Grayson was once, during the 1950s, engaged to Howard Hughes.

    • Kathryn has had a contract to MGM for over 13 years.

    • Her height is 5'2" (1.57 m).

    • Kathryn was married and divorced twice. She first married John Shelton and was married from July 11, 1941 until 1946. She then wed Johnny Johnston on August 22, 1947 and was later divorced in 1951. This five year relationship gave birth to her only child, Patricia.

    • Kathryn's daughter Patricia Kathryn was born in 1948.

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