Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon (born September 6, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress. Her early roles included Hawaii Five-O; episode titled "Time and Memories" (10/7/1970), Fools' Parade (1971), Private Duty Nurses (1971), Women in Chains (1972), Emergency! (1973), Baa Baa Black Sheep. Katherine Cannon also appeared in Barnaby Jones; episode titled "Dangerous Summer" (02/11/1975). (1977–1978) as LCDR Dottie Dixon (Head Nurse), and CHiPs (1978, 1979, and 1981) as female trucker Robbie Davis, but she first attracted notice in High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980) playing Amy Kane, the part originated by Grace Kelly in High Noon. She later played the school teacher, Mae Woodward, in the TV series, Father Murphy, and appeared in the sci-fi thriller The Hidden in 1987. She is currently best known for playing Felice Martin, the cheating and domineering mother of Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), on the long-running teen series, BeveHills, 90210.

Katherine Cannon
Born (1953-09-06) September 6, 1953 (age 67)
Years active1969–2002
Spouse(s)Richard Chambers (1974–1980; divorced); 1 son
Dean Butler (2001–present)

Personal lifeEdit

The daughter of a ballroom dancer, Cannon was raised in Laguna Beach, California.[1][2] She was introduced to acting by Judy Farrell, wife of actor Mike Farrell.[3] In 1974, Cannon married commercial director Richard Chambers. The couple had one son, Colin Thomas Chambers, before divorcing in 1980. In 2001, she remarried, to actor Dean Butler who played Almanzo Wilder for several seasons on Little House on the Prairie. They met when Cannon auditioned for the female lead in the Michael Landon series Father Murphy.[4]


  1. ^ "Cannon, Catherine Elizabeth." The Los Angeles Times 1 May 2010: 24. Newspapers.com by Ancestry. Web. 26 Mar. 2020.
  2. ^ Peterson, Bettelou. "Wedding bells ring softly for Father Murphy." Detroit Free Press 6 Jul. 1982: 4C. Newspapers.com by Ancestry. Web. 26 Mar. 2020.
  3. ^ Buck, Jerry. "Katherine Cannon: 'I want the audience to see this romance.'" The Anniston Star 5 Jun. 1982: 7B. Newspapers.com by Ancestry. Web. 26 Mar. 2020.
  4. ^ Dalporto, Deva (September 11, 2014). "'Little House on the Prairie': Where Are They Now?". Biography.com. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

External linksEdit

Demetria Fulton previewed Katherine Cannon on Barnaby Jones in episode titled, "Dangerous Summer" (02/11/1975).