Kathryn Givney

Kathryn Givney (October 27, 1896 – March 16, 1978) was an American actress on stage and in films.

Kathryn Givney
Born(1896-10-27)October 27, 1896
DiedMarch 16, 1978(1978-03-16) (aged 81)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Years active1930-1972
Spouse(s)Francis Connolly

She appeared in the films Follow Thru, Isn't It Romantic?, My Friend Irma, Side Street, Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town, Operation Pacific, Valentino, A Place in the Sun, Lightning Strikes Twice, Double Crossbones, Little Egypt, Too Young to Kiss, The Kid from Left Field, Let's Do It Again, Three Coins in the Fountain, Daddy Long Legs, Count Three and Pray, Lady Godiva of Coventry, Guys and Dolls, Congo Crossing, The Wayward Bus, A Certain Smile, The Man in the Net, From the Terrace, That Touch of Mink, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Once You Kiss a Stranger.[1]

On Broadway, Givney appeared in This, Too, Shall Pass (1946), Good Night, Ladies (1945), Wallflower (1944), Tomorrow the World (1943), The Flowers of Virtue (1942), Little Dark Horse (1941), The Happiest Days (1939), One Thing After Another (1937), Fulton of Oak Falls (1937), If This Be Treason (1935), Lost Horizons (1934), Absent Father (1932), Peter Flies High (1931), The Behavior of Mrs. Crane (1928), Nightstick (1927), We All Do (1927), and Ballyhoo (1927).[2]

Givney was married to Francis Connolly.[3]

On March 16, 1978, Givney died at her home in Hollywood at age 81.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1930Follow ThruMrs. Bascomb
1931Lover Come BackMrs. March
1948Isn't It Romantic?Clarisse Thayer
1949My Friend IrmaMrs. Rhinelander
1950Side StreetNurse CarterUncredited
1950Ma and Pa Kettle Go to TownMrs. Victoria Masterson
1951Operation PacificCmdr. Steele
1951ValentinoMrs. WilliamsUncredited
1951A Place in the SunLouise Eastman
1951Lightning Strikes TwiceMyra Nolan
1951Double CrossbonesLady Montrose
1951Little EgyptCynthia Graydon
1951Too Young to KissMiss Benson
1953The Kid from Left FieldJudge SlavinUncredited
1953Let's Do It AgainMrs. Randolph
1954Three Coins in the FountainMrs. Burgoyne
1955Daddy Long LegsGertrude Pendleton
1955Count Three and PrayMrs. Decrais
1955Lady Godiva of CoventryAbbess
1955Guys and DollsGeneral Cartwright
1956Congo CrossingAmelia Abbott
1957The Wayward BusMrs. Elliott (Bernice) Pritchard
1958A Certain SmileMme. Griot
1959The Man in the NetMrs. Carey
1960From the TerraceMrs. St. John
1962Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseElena von Hartrott
1962That Touch of MinkMrs. Evelyn HaskellUncredited
1969Once You Kiss a StrangerAunt Margaret


  1. Hal Erickson. "Kathryn Givney". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  2. "Kathryn Givney". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. "Services for Actress Kathrhyn Givney Set". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. March 18, 1978. p. 32. Retrieved 14 February 2019 via Newspapers.com.
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