Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson
1922 - 2010
Kathryn Grayson  American Actress

Kathryn Grayson dating history


Kathryn Grayson was previously married to Johnny Johnston (1947 - 1951) and John Shelton (1941 - 1946).

Kathryn Grayson was in relationships with Howard Hughes (1951 - 1959), Robert Evans, Byron Palmer and Howard Keel.

Kathryn Grayson had an encounter with Capt. Howard Thomas.


American Actress Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick on 9th February, 1922 in Winston Salem, North Carolina USA and passed away on 17th Feb 2010 Los Angeles, California USA aged 88. She is most remembered for Show Boat. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Kathryn Grayson was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh (1945), Frank Sinatra in The Kissing Bandit (1948), Gordon MacRae in The Desert Song (1953), Howard Keel in Show Boat (1951) and Mario Lanza in That Midnight Kiss (1949).

Kathryn Grayson is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American women singers and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 4 years, 6 months 3 years, 11 months 3 years, 5 months
Dating4 8 years 2 years -
Encounter1 - - -
Total7 8 years 2 years, 3 months 3 years, 5 months


First Name Zelma
Middle Name Kathryn Elisabeth
Last Name Grayson
Maiden Name Hedrick
Full Name at Birth Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick
Alternative Name Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick, Kathryn Grayson, Kathryn Elisabeth Grayson, Graysie, Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Grayson
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th February, 1922
Birthplace Winston Salem, North Carolina USA
Died 17th February, 2010
Place of Death Los Angeles, California USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Singer, Danger
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Show Boat
Year(s) Active 1941–1998
Official Websites www.kathryngrayson.com/, www.kathryngraysonfan.com/, http://www.kathryngrayson.com/, http://kathryngrayson.com
Mother Patricia Kathryn
Brother Michael Butler (actor)
Sister Frances Raeburn (actress)
Family Member Suzanne Sumner Ferry (cousin)
Friend Virginia O'Brien (Life long friends, met during the filming of Thousands Cheer), Esther Williams, Cyd Charisse, Betty Garrett, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Van Johnson, Lena Horne, Ava Gardner, Ronald Reagan
Associated People Howard Keel

Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick (February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and coloratura soprano.

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Kathryn Grayson88 AquariusActress
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
Johnny Johnston80 SagittariusSinger
John Shelton56 TaurusActor
Howard Keel85 AriesActor
Capt. Howard Thomas-
Robert Evans89 CancerFilm/TV Producer
Byron Palmer89 GeminiActor


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Patricia KathrynFemale7th October, 194873 years oldJohnny Johnston


Murder, She Wrote1984Ideal MolloyTV Show
Baretta1975CameoTV Show
Lux Playhouse1958Dr. Sally WellsTV Show
The Vagabond King1956Catherine de VaucellesMovie
Playhouse 901956Lone WomanTV Show
Kiss Me Kate1953Lilli Vanessi 'Katherine'Movie
The Desert Song1953Margot BirabeauMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Alice Kellen, Julie DentonTV Show
So This Is Love1953Grace MooreMovie
Lovely to Look at1952StephanieMovie
Show Boat1951Magnolia HawksMovie
Grounds for Marriage1951Ina MassineMovie
The Toast of New Orleans1950Suzette MichelineMovie
That Midnight Kiss1949Prudence BudellMovie
The Kissing Bandit1948TeresaMovie
It Happened in Brooklyn1947Anne FieldingMovie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Kathryn Grayson, Magnolia Hawks (segment "Show Boat")Movie
Two Sisters from Boston1946Abigail ChandlerMovie
Anchors Aweigh1945Susan AbbottMovie
Her Highness and the Bellboy1945Singer on Radio (voice, uncredited)Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1945Kathryn Grayson ('Beauty')Movie
Thousands Cheer1943Kathryn JonesMovie
Rio Rita1942Rita WinslowMovie
Seven Sweethearts1942Billie Van MaasterMovie
The Vanishing Virginian1942Rebecca YanceyMovie
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary1941Kathryn LandMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (14)

Peter HerbertSep 2, 2014

She was wonderful had a crush on her and now at 85 i have a collection of all her movies and CD's

patricia leefJan 15, 2011

Kathryn has made my life a joy and so much richer since I was 12,now 72years pat in new zealand

joylinaDec 31, 2010

love kathryn did'nt know she died she was a wonderfull singer

Rob MillerJun 10, 2010

I liked your site

Howard Johnson MBEJun 6, 2010

I just adored her! A crush which has lasted 45 years since I first saw the 1953 version of Showboat in the mid sixties as a young lad. In fact I could well have been named after Howard Keel!

rebeccahallFeb 23, 2010

I loved her beautiful voice. I saw her when I was a small girl she was very impressive. The world has lost a truly great talent. Becky

Jim ThompsonFeb 18, 2010

I just heard the news...God rest your soul, Kathryn. What a lovely lady you were. Ms. Grayson`s picture with me is on my web site which is mariolanzaandfriends.com and I will soon be recording a show featuring Kathryn and Mario singing their songs with those great voices. Congratulations on this site which I have just found. Jim Thompson

Sheila HorneFeb 14, 2010

Dear Ms. Grayson, first happy birthday,to a great lady to whom,I ejoyed, your beautiful voice,for great deal of my life,and still do,we almost met, in 1961, in Houston,when you were there, accidently walked into your booth at the shamrock hilton beauty solon, I was a model at the time and also modled my hair for the solon. I Had so admired you for so many years of my life, that when I walked in the room I seemed to have no voice, I`ve heard that can happen.I always regreted that I didnot say how much joy you brought to my life..Thank you,so much,

Kate HauserAug 16, 2009

I just saw her grandaugher in NUNSENSE in Canoga Park CA, and her voice is fantasic, and does anyone know of she is Johnny Johnston`s grandaughter!

Karen PizzutoMay 17, 2009

I love Ms. Grayson. Never in my life have I ever seen such a talented singer and classic beauty and natural actress. I grew up listening and watching her. I had the privilege of knowing one of her family members who looks and sings like her. I am very fortunate that I was born in a era that has Ms Grayson. The generations from the 70`s and on don`t appreciate great artists. I miss you Ms. Grayson. My granddaughter through me will carry on listening too. Thank you!

RoseFeb 16, 2009

I really miss seeing her. I loved Show Boat. I grew up with her movies and she was beautiful. One of the greatest singers/actresses of all time.

Tom RazzJan 9, 2009

Just saw the classic musical Anchors Away with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson.She`s one of the most beautiful and talented singers I`ve ever seen.

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