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Kathryn Walker (born January 9, 1943) is an American theater, television and film actress. She was with writer Douglas Kenney for many years until his death in 1980 at the age of 33, and was married to singer James Taylor from 1985 to 1995.[1] In 2008, Walker published a novel, A Stopover in Venice (Knopf, ISBN 0-307-26706-7).[2]

Kathryn Walker
Born (1943-01-09) January 9, 1943 (age 75)
James Taylor
(m. 1985; div. 1995)
Partner(s)Douglas Kenney
(?–1980, his death)

Walker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wells College in Aurora, New York, and was a Fulbright Scholar in music and drama.[3]


In popular cultureEdit

Walker was portrayed in the film Burton & Taylor by Sarah Hadland, and in the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture by Emmy Rossum.



Year Title Role Notes
1973 Blade Maggie
1977 Slap Shot Anita McCambridge
1978 Mandy's Grandmother Susan Short
1979 Rich Kids Madeline Philips
1981 Neighbors Enid Keese
1985 D.A.R.Y.L. Dr. Ellen Lamb
1993 Emma and Elvis Alice Winchek


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Search for Tomorrow Emily Rogers Hunter 1 episode
1972 Look Homeward, Angel Helen Gant TV film
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree Miss Thompson TV film
1973 Rx for the Defense Hilda Kempter TV film
1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure Miss Peggy Thompson TV film
1974 All My Children Eileen Littlejohn TV series
1975 Another World Barbara Weaver TV series
1975 Beacon Hill Fawn Lassiter Main role
1976 Medical Center Dr. Talley "The Stranger"
1976 The Adams Chronicles Abigail Smith Adams TV miniseries
1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk Katharine Wright TV film
1979 Too Far to Go Marion TV film
1979 3 by Cheever Louise Bentley "O Youth and Beauty!"
1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year Anna TV film
1981 A Whale for the Killing Dr. Linda McFarland TV film
1981 Family Reunion Louisa King TV film
1982 American Playhouse Lena Brock "Private Contentment"
1983 Special Bulletin Susan Myles TV film
1985 Private Sessions Claire Braden TV film
1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry Sarah TV film
1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan Sally Slaton TV miniseries
1990 Against the Law Paulette Belinoff "The Women"
2000 Suddenly Susan Jenny "Girls Night Out"
2002 Frontier House Narrator TV miniseries
2004 Colonial House Narrator TV miniseries
2006 Texas Ranch House Additional narration TV miniseries



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