Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson (born February 9, 1922) is an American actress and singer who was born Zelma Kathryn Hedrick. She married twice, first to actor John Shelton, second to actor/singer Johnnie Johnston. She has one daughter.

The petite soprano was one of MGM Studios' top sopranos of the 1940s & 1950s. She started out with dreams of being in opera, but MGM scooped her up to be in films. Some consider her role as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate as her best. She also played Magnolia in the 1951 version of Show Boat. She left the movies in 1956 for the stage and fulfilled her dream of being in opera. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1955 for her performance as a blind girl in General Electric Theater's Shadow On The Heart.


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She was nominated for an Emmy in 1955 for her performance as a blind girl in General Electric Theater's Shadow On The Heart.. Hopkins died in New York, New York from a heart attack. She left the movies in 1956 for the stage and fulfilled her dream of being in opera. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures at 1701 Vine Street, and one for television at 1708 Vine Street. She also played Magnolia in the 1951 version of Show Boat. She was one of the actresses auditioned to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. Some consider her role as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate as her best. The studios made up a rivalry between Hopkins and Bette Davis, making the climactic confrontation scene in Old Acquaintance eagerly anticipated by audiences.

She started out with dreams of being in opera, but MGM scooped her up to be in films. Hyde, Trouble in Paradise, The Story of Temple Drake, Becky Sharp (for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress), Barbary Coast, These Three, The Old Maid and Old Acquaintance. The petite soprano was one of MGM Studios' top sopranos of the 1940s & 1950s. Jekyll and Mr. She has one daughter. During the rest of the 1930s she appeared in such films as The Smiling Lieutenant, Dr. She married twice, first to actor John Shelton, second to actor/singer Johnnie Johnston. In 1930 she signed with Paramount Studios, and made her film debut in Fast and Loose.

Kathryn Grayson (born February 9, 1922) is an American actress and singer who was born Zelma Kathryn Hedrick. At the age of 20 she became a chorus girl in New York City. Born in Bainbridge, Georgia, she attended a finishing school in Vermont and Syracuse University. Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902–October 9, 1972) was an American actress.

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