Kathryn Grayson

1922 - 2010

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Kathryn Grayson (born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick; February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and coloratura soprano.From the age of twelve, Grayson trained as an opera singer. She was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kathryn Grayson has received more than 1,156,962 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kathryn Grayson is the 4,425th most popular actor (down from 4,260th in 2019), the 6,889th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,501st in 2019) and the 2,171st most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Kathryn Grayson ranks 4,425 out of 10,030Before her are Richard Mulligan, Bárbara Mori, Guy Madison, Kati Outinen, Geoff Pierson, and Margaret Colin. After her are Lee Arenberg, Scott Foley, Michael O'Hare, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Roger Lloyd-Pack, and Garrett Morris.

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Among people born in 1922, Kathryn Grayson ranks 285Before her are Neal Hefti, Osvaldo Fattori, Stoyanka Mutafova, Roscoe Lee Browne, Guy Madison, and Ali Akbar Khan. After her are Ria Baran, Jim Pollard, Riccardo Carapellese, Darren McGavin, Lloyd La Beach, and Frances Spence. Among people deceased in 2010, Kathryn Grayson ranks 274Before her are George C. Williams, Alex Higgins, Raúl Belén, Jorge González, Gregory Isaacs, and Philippe Séguin. After her are William Tenn, Nino Defilippis, James MacArthur, Daisuke Gōri, Kazimir Hnatow, and Nujabes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kathryn Grayson ranks 6,889 out of 15,968Before her are Robert Bacon (1860), Guy Madison (1922), Joanna Russ (1937), James H. Clark (1944), Geoff Pierson (1949), and Margaret Colin (1958). After her are Lee Arenberg (1962), Scott Foley (1972), Michael O'Hare (1952), Scott Weiland (1967), Randy Brecker (1945), and Garrett Morris (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kathryn Grayson ranks 2,171Before her are Eriq La Salle (1962), Elizabeth Gillies (1993), Richard Mulligan (1932), Guy Madison (1922), Geoff Pierson (1949), and Margaret Colin (1958). After her are Lee Arenberg (1962), Scott Foley (1972), Michael O'Hare (1952), Garrett Morris (1937), Michael Imperioli (1966), and Melissa Joan Hart (1976).

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