Tina Cole

Christina Yvonne Cole (born August 4, 1943) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Katie Miller Douglas on the sitcom My Three Sons (1967–1972).[1][2] She previously had a recurring role as Sunny Day in the detective series Hawaiian Eye (1963). She was also a member of the Four King Cousins, a subgroup of the King Family Singers. In 1963, she played the minor (uncredited) role of Ruth Stewart in Palm Springs Weekend, a spring break party film set in Palm Springs, California. She also appeared previously in My Three Sons as a friend of Robbie, cast in the role of Joanne, before the Katie role was created circa 1966.

Tina Cole
As Katie, with triplets in My Three Sons, 1968
Christina Yvonne Cole

(1943-08-04) August 4, 1943
OccupationActress, singer, theatre director
  • Volney Howard III
    (m. 1965; div. 1970)
  • Fillmore Pajeau Crank, Jr.
    (m. 1979, divorce)


Cole is the daughter of Yvonne King and Buddy Cole. She has a sister, Cathy Green, and four children.

Later life

After leaving television, Cole was the director of the Sacramento Children's Theatre. She was an acting coach at the John Robert Powers acting schools in Roseville and Elk Grove, California, and in 2013 returned to on-screen acting.

In late 2013, she performed with her King Cousins (sister Cathy and cousins Candy and Carolyn) and made a one-off appearance at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood in November.[3] They made subsequent appearances at the same club in April 2014 and August 2016.[4] She is a Mormon.[5]


  1. ""My Three Sons" Cast Reunites, Reminisces". CBS News. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. Barnes, Mike (27 June 2012). "Don Grady, One of TV's 'My Three Sons,' Dies at 68". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. "The Four King Cousins Reunite for First Concert in Three Decades". Broadway World. 21 October 2013.
  4. "Appearances". The Four King Cousins. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  5. Woodbury, Lael J. (1 April 1972). "Mormonism and the Commercial Theatre" (PDF). BYU Studies Quarterly. 12 (2). Retrieved 1 November 2019.
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