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Katherine Helmond Biography

Published On 16 Dec, 2018
Katherine Helmond

Facts of Katherine Helmond

Date of Birth :
Age : 89 years old
Family Name : Helmond
Birth Place : United States
Birth Sign : cancer
Height : 5 Feet 2 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Katherine Helmond

What is Katherine Helmond marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Katherine Helmond have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Katherine Helmond having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Katherine Helmond Lesbian ? No

The versatile actress, Katherine Helmond is entertaining the audiences since her debut in 1955. She is mostly known for portraying the outspoken, bawdy or endearingly ditzy matriarchs characters. Over her five decades of acting career, her notable performances include Soap (19771981), Who's the Boss? (19841992), Everybody Loves Raymond, and Family Plot. She is happily married to David Christian since 1962. The duo has no children.

Early Life of Katherine Helmond

Katherine Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas, USA. She is the only child of Thelma Hemond and Joseph P. Helmond. She was raised by her mother and grandmother in a Catholic family.

Helmond attended a Catholic primary school and appeared in numerous school plays which inspired her to be an actress. In 1983, she joined the American Film Institute to learn Directing Workshop.

Katherine Helmond's Career

Katherine Helmond started her acting career as a theater actress. She made her stage debut in As You Like It, then she started working in New York in 1955 and ran a summer theatre in the Catskills for 3 seasons. She also taught acting in university theatre programs.

American actress, Katherine Helmond,
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Helmond made her TV debut in 1962 in Car 54, Where Are You? in a minor role. She. In 1976, she got her major breakthrough in the feature film, Family Plot. Then she appeared in a number of TV series including Who's the Boss? The Legend of Lizzie Borden, Spencer's PilotsThe Upper Hand, Coach, and others.

Helmond starred in ABC sitcom, Soap in 1977 where she played the main role of Jessica Tate till 1981. The success of the series helped her to gain public attention along with one Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy nominations.

Katherine Helmond's Net Worth

Katherine Helmond is one of the successful Hollywood actresses. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She appeared in a number of movies throughout her five decades of career. Some of her box-office hit films are enlisted below; 

1. Family Plot (1976)

Budget= $4.5 million

Box-office collection= $13.2 million

IMDb rating= 6.8 stars

Starring= Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

2. Time Bandits (1981)

Budget= $5 million

Box-office collection= $42.4 million

IMDb rating= 7 stars

Starring= John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, David Warner

3. Overboard (1987)

Budget= $22 million

Box-office collection= $26.7 million

IMDb rating= 6.8 stars

Starring= Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward HerrmannRoddy McDowall

4. Cars (2006)

Budget= $120 million

Box-office collection= $462.2 million

IMDb rating= 7.1 stars

Starring= Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy

Katherine Helmond's Personal Life

Katherine Helmond is happily married to her longtime sculptor boyfriend, David Christian since 1962 in an intimate ceremony. They both have a history as students of Zen. The duo owns houses in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. The couple has no children.

Katherine Helmond with husband David Christian,
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Prior to marrying, Christian, Helmond was married to George N. Martin in 1957 but the couple failed to handle their marital life and ended divorcing in the early 1960s.

Katherine Helmond Married

First Marriage with George N. Martin

George N. Martin is best known as the former husband of American actress, Katherine Helmond. The duo married in 1957 and divorced on 1960.

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