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Jacqueline Katherine Browne (September 19, 1930 – April 8, 2003) was an American film and television actress.

Kathie Browne
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Browne in Bonanza, 1963
Jacqueline Katherine Browne

(1930-09-19)September 19, 1930
DiedApril 8, 2003(2003-04-08) (aged 72)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Other namesKathie Browne McGavin
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1957–1980
Darren McGavin (m. 1969–2003)
(her death)


Early lifeEdit

On September 19, 1930, Browne was born as Jacqueline Katherine Browne in San Luis Obispo, California,[1]


Browne attended Los Angeles City College.[2]


In 1955, Browne's acting career began with her appearance in one episode of Big Town.

Browne appeared in many films and television series. Among them were four roles on CBS's Perry Mason: title character and defendant Donna Loring Ross in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Provocative Protégée," defendant Susan Fisher in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Mystified Miner," murderer Carla Eden in the 1963 episode "The Case of the Festive Felon," and defendant Lona Upton in the 1965 episode "The Case of the Thermal Thief."

Browne appeared in many other television series such as The Gray Ghost, Sheriff of Cochise, The Virginian, Laramie, Hondo, Whispering Smith, Redigo, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Man from Blackhawk, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Tombstone Territory and Rawhide. She portrayed Deela in the Star Trek episode "Wink of an Eye" (1968).

Browne also appeared as a guest star in several other shows like Coronado 9, Hazel, My Favorite Martian, Get Smart, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Wild Wild West, Ironside, The Rockford Files, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Sea Hunt, Ripcord, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, Have Gun - Will Travel, The Real McCoys, Banacek, Mannix, The Big Valley, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, in which her husband, Darren McGavin, starred.[citation needed]


On December 31, 1969, Browne married Darren McGavin, an actor, and became his third wife. Browne was a breast cancer survivor.


On April 8, 2003, Browne died of natural causes in Beverly Hills, California. She was 72.[3] Browne is buried as Kathie Browne-McGavin at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles County, California.[2]

On February 26, 2006, Browne's husband Darren McGavin, to whom she was married for 34 years, died in Los Angeles, California. He was 83.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 Murder by Contract Mary – Secretary and Party Girl
1958 City of Fear Jeanne
1960 Studs Lonigan Wild Party Girl Uncredited
1960 Cinderfella Uncredited
1960 Perry Mason Donna Loring Ross Episode: The Case of the Provocative Protege
1960-1961 Sea Hunt Eleana Dales / Kathryn Drayton / Suzie Kenyon 3 episodes
1962 The Underwater City Dotty Steele
1962 Perry Mason (TV series) Susan Fisher Episode: The Case of the Mystified Miner
1963 My Favorite Martian Peaches Episode: "A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, and Peaches"
1963 Perry Mason (TV series) Carla Eden Episode: The Case of the Festive Felon
1964 Man's Favorite Sport? Marcia
1964 The Brass Bottle Hazel Jenks
1965 Brainstorm Angie DeWitt
1965 Perry Mason (TV series) Lona Upton Episode: The Case of the Thermal Thief
1972 43: The Richard Petty Story Elizabeth
1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George Crystal


  1. ^ Lentz, Harris M. III. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2003: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 53–54. ISBN 9780786417568. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Kathie Browne McGavin (Died April 8, 2003). Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) – Vale of Hope, Lot 1719, Space 4". Find a Grave. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kathie B. McGavin, 72; Acted in Popular TV Series of 1950s, '60s". Los Angeles Times. April 17, 2003.
  4. ^ Brozan, Nadine (February 27, 2006). "Darren McGavin, Versatile Veteran Actor, Dies at 83". The New York Times.

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