Kathryn Adams (actress, born 1893)

Kathryn Adams (born Ethalinda Colson; May 25, 1893 February 17, 1959), sometimes credited as Catherine Adams or Katherine Adams,[1] was an American silent film actress.

Kathryn Adams
Who's Who on the Screen, 1920
Ethalinda Colson

(1893-05-25)May 25, 1893
DiedFebruary 17, 1959(1959-02-17) (aged 65)
Other namesCatherine Adams
OccupationFilm actress


Born and educated in St. Louis,[1] she had vocal training in New York.[2]

Early in her career, Adams "played in numerous types of legitimate drama".[3] She entered films in 1915 after a brief and rather unsuccessful stint in musical comedy.

Adams worked for the Thanhouser Company in its early films[1] and had the lead roles in that company's productions The Bird of Prey and The Phantom Witness.[2] After a number of successful leading roles, she drifted into supporting roles in the 1920s, and, except for a brief appearance in the 1931 version of The Squaw Man, Adams disappeared from films after 1925.

Adams died at the age of 65 following a myocardial infarction in her Hollywood home, and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.



  1. "Adams, Kathryn (1893–1959)". Encyclopedia.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  2. "Thanhouser Stars on Pathe Program". Motography. August 26, 1916. p. 491. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. "(photo caption)". Picture-Play Magazine. VI (2). April 1917. Retrieved March 2, 2017.

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