Kathleen Case

Kathleen Case (July 31, 1933 – July 22, 1979) was an American film and television actress.[1]

Kathleen Case
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Born(1933-07-31)July 31, 1933
DiedJuly 22, 1979(1979-07-22) (aged 45)
Other namesCathy Case
Catherine Walker
Years active1951–1961

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as Catherine Walker. She was an actress, known for Human Desire (1954), Last of the Pony Riders, (1953), and Running Wild (1955).

Case was cast as Helen Crosby in the 1953 episode, "The Lady with the Blue Silk Umbrella" on the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Helen carries official California statehood papers in her umbrella to shield them from ruffians who want to destroy the documents. Rick Vallin played Lieutenant Bob Hastings, and Howard Negley (1898-1983) was featured in this episode as California pioneer John Bidwell.[2]

On February 5, 1967, Case was driving in Hollywood, California, when her car collided head-on with the car of actor Dirk Rambo, the twin brother of actor Dack Rambo. Rambo was killed in the fire that resulted from the impact and his passenger Horace H. Hester, was seriously injured. A Los Angeles municipal court judge dismissed felony drunken driving and manslaughter charges against her two months later.

Case died in North Hollywood, California, shortly before her 46th birthday.


Year Title Role Notes
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway Ad-Lib Woman Uncredited
1952 Junction City Penny Clinton
1953 Last of the Pony Riders Katie McEwen
1953 Flight Nurse Florence Uncredited
1953 The Eddie Cantor Story Francey Uncredited
1954 Human Desire Ellen Simmons
1955 The Second Greatest Sex Tilda Bean
1955 Running Wild Leta Novak
1956 Calling Homicide Donna Graham


  1. ^ Blottner p.169
  2. ^ "The Lady with the Blue Silk Umbrella on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 3, 2019.


  • Blottner, Gene. Columbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926-1955: The Harry Cohn Years. McFarland, 2011.

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