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Kathy Cronkite

Kathy Cronkite (born September 5, 1950) is an American actress and mental health professional. She is also a daughter of former CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite.[1]

Kathy Cronkite
Kathy Cronkite 1975.JPG
Cronkite's acting debut on The Waltons, 1975.
Born (1950-09-05) 5 September 1950 (age 67)
Occupation mental health advocate, actress
Years active 1974–current

Cronkite is a public speaker on issues related to mental health, especially depression.[2] She is the author of the books On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations on Conquering Depression and On the Edge of the Spotlight: Celebrities' Children Speak Out About Their Lives.[3]

In 1979 she co-starred on the short-lived NBC sitcom Hizzonner.[4]

She also had roles in the movies Network, Billy Jack, The Trial of Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes to Washington and Which Way Is Up.

Cronkite was previously married to William F. Ikard. They have two sons, Will Ikard and John Ikard. She currently lives in Austin, TX.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Trial of Billy Jack Kristen
1975 Corner of the Circle
1976 Network Mary Ann Gifford
1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
1977 Which Way Is Up Photographer


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 537. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ Kathy Cronkite, American Program Bureau, retrieved January 24, 2012 
  3. ^ "Kathy Cronkite", Books by Kathy Cronkite, Amazon, retrieved January 24, 2012 
  4. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. p. 291. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1. 
  5. ^ Television: Why Is Cronkite Giving Me the Stinkeye?, Seattle Weekly, retrieved January 24, 2012 

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