Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and operatic soprano singer.
Grayson was contracted to MGM and was given lead roles in such films as Show Boat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). She was paired with Howard Keel and Mario Lanza in some of her films.
She progressed to theatre work including the highly successful Camelot from 1962 until 1964. During the 1960s, she performed in several operas, including La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld and La traviata.
Personal life & Death of Kathryn Grayson
In Hollywood she married twice, first to the actor John Shelton and then to the actor/singer Johnnie Johnston. Both marriages ended in divorce. Her second marriage produced her only child, her daughter Patricia Kathryn Johnston (b. October 7, 1948).
Grayson died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, California on February 17, 2010, at the age of 88
Kathryn Grayson and Carl Esmond – "You and the Waltz and I"
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Kathryn Grayson Filmography
1941 Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary
1942 The Vanishing Virginian
1942 Rio Rita
1942 Seven Sweethearts
1943 Thousands Cheer
1945 Anchors Aweigh Susan Abbott
1946 Ziegfeld Follies
1946 Two Sisters from Boston
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
1947 It Happened in Brooklyn
1948 The Kissing Bandit
1949 That Midnight Kiss
1949 Some of the Best
1950 The Toast of New Orleans
1951 Grounds for Marriage
1951 Show Boat
1952 Lovely to Look At
1953 The Desert Song
1953 So This Is Love
1953 Kiss Me Kate
1956 The Vagabond King
1977 The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena
1994 A Century of Cinema
2003 Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too Darn Hot
2004 The Masters Behind the Musicals