Kate Daphne Reid (November 4, 1930 â€“ March 27, 1993) was a Canadian actress.
Born in London, England, she had a long, extensive, varied career on film, television and stage in both Canada and the United States. Her worked included the role of Dr. Ruth Leavitt in the 1971 film The Andromeda Strain. She also played of Ray Krebbs' Aunt Lil on Dallas in the early 1980's.
In 1974, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
She died of brain cancer in Stratford, Ontario, aged 62, in 1993.
"Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."
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The television miniseries aired on ABC in 1993. It was based on the 1957 murder spree carried out by 19 year-old Charles Starkweather throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The first half of the miniseries covers the murders, and the second half covers the trial and the separate accounts given by Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, his 14 year-old girlfriend.
The film received strong praise from critics and multiple Emmy nominations.
The inspiration for Murder in the Heartland came from both Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands, and Bruce Springsteen's 1982 album Nebraska.
The entire film was shot on location in, and around, Dallas, Texas.
Brian Dennehy was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special. Ronald Victor Garcia was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography.
Kate Reid died in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 science-fiction film, based on the novel published in 1969 by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin which causes rapid, fatal clotting of the blood. The film was directed by Robert Wise and starred Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, and David Wayne. The film follows the book very closely. The special effects were designed by Douglas Trumbull. A young Michael Crichton makes a cameo appearance in a non-speaking role during the scene where Dr. Hall is told to break scrub because he has to report to Wildfire. The character of Dr. Peter Leavitt in the novel was replaced by a woman, Dr. Ruth Leavitt, in the film.There is a strong feel for technology and government procedures and formalism. The main set, in bright primary colors, becomes increasingly claustrophobic as the four scientists work in isolation, interrupted only by disembodied voices of the computer or PA system. A single set was...
This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay was written by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe and Edith Sommer. The story was suggested by the 1946 one-act play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.
The depression-era story takes place in the fictional Mississippi town of Dodson. Owen Legate ( Robert Redford) comes to town to fire many of the local rail yard employees. Natalie Wood plays Alva Starr, a pretty town flirt who finds herself stuck in this small town and very much attracted to the handsome stranger.
The film is a frame story in which a young girl, Willie Starr (Mary Badham), in tattered clothes, dirty, and obviously orphaned retells the story of her dead sister, Alva Starr (Natalie Wood), to a young boy, Tom, she meets while they are both walking on the railroad tracks in the middle of the school day. Willie doesn't care about school and...,
Kate Reid was born in London, Greater London