Katherine DeMille

Katherine DeMille
Katherine DeMille

Katherine DeMille

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Birthday: June 29, 1911 (83 years) Died: April 27, 1995 (27 years Ago)

HomeTown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A dark, exotic beauty, Katherine DeMille was a fascinating screen presence in the 1930s and 1940s. She was born in Canada to a Scottish schoolteacher, Edward Gabriel Lester, and his Italian-Swiss wife, Cecile Bianca Bertha (Colani) Lester. Her father was killed in France during World War I, and her mother, who was terminally ill, traveled to California to find Katherine’s paternal grandparents and leave her with them. Mrs. Lester died before she could contact her in-laws and Katherine was placed in a Los Angeles orphanage. Constance Adams, the wife of Hollywood’s top filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, was a director of the orphanage. The DeMilles were moved by Katherine’s misfortune and decided to adopt her. She became a member of a family that also included the DeMilles’ only natural child, Cecilia de Mille; another adopted child, John de Mille; and Richard de Mille, who was actually DeMille’s nephew.Katherine was educated at the Hollywood School for Girls and the Santa Barbara School for Girls. She loved acting in school plays and eventually found work as a movie extra, using the stage name Kay Marsh. DeMille, aware of his daughter’s dream of becoming a star, hired her as a script supervisor for his film Four Frightened People (1934) and permitted her to visit the sets of his films and watch his editing process. She secretly auditioned for the role of Pancho Villa’s wife, Rosita Morales, in the MGM production Viva Villa! (1934), starring Wallace Beery in the title role. She won the role and impressed the critics with her performance and beauty. Her portrayal of a Mexican maid in The Trumpet Blows (1934) earned her a contract with Paramount Pictures, and she was cast as the villain in Mae West’s Belle of the Nineties (1934). Katherine DeMille was born on June 29, 1911 in Vancouver, Canada. Katherine DeMille died on April 27, 1995 at the age of 83 years. Check below for more deets about Katherine DeMille. This page will put a light upon the Katherine DeMille bio, wiki, age, birthday, family details, affairs, controversies, caste, height, weight, rumors, lesser-known facts, and more.

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Stage Name Katherine DeMille
Real Name Katherine DeMille
Profession(s) Actress, Script and Continuity Department ,
Birthday June 29, 1911
Death Died on (27 years ago) (Age: 83 years)
Gender Female
Birthplace Vancouver, Canada
Hometown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Katherine DeMille was born on June 29, 1911 in Vancouver, Canada. Katherine DeMille died on April 27, 1995 at the age of 83 years.

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  • A dark, exotic beauty, Katherine DeMille was a fascinating screen presence in the 1930s and 1940s. She was born in Canada to a Scottish schoolteacher, Edward Gabriel Lester, and his Italian-Swiss wife, Cecile Bianca Bertha (Colani) Lester. Her father was killed in France during World War I, and her mother, who was terminally ill, traveled to California to find Katherine’s paternal grandparents and leave her with them. Mrs. Lester died before she could contact her in-laws and Katherine was placed in a Los Angeles orphanage. Constance Adams, the wife of Hollywood’s top filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, was a director of the orphanage. The DeMilles were moved by Katherine’s misfortune and decided to adopt her. She became a member of a family that also included the DeMilles’ only natural child, Cecilia de Mille; another adopted child, John de Mille; and Richard de Mille, who was actually DeMille’s nephew.Katherine was educated at the Hollywood School for Girls and the Santa Barbara School for Girls. She loved acting in school plays and eventually found work as a movie extra, using the stage name Kay Marsh. DeMille, aware of his daughter’s dream of becoming a star, hired her as a script supervisor for his film Four Frightened People (1934) and permitted her to visit the sets of his films and watch his editing process. She secretly auditioned for the role of Pancho Villa’s wife, Rosita Morales, in the MGM production Viva Villa! (1934), starring Wallace Beery in the title role. She won the role and impressed the critics with her performance and beauty. Her portrayal of a Mexican maid in The Trumpet Blows (1934) earned her a contract with Paramount Pictures, and she was cast as the villain in Mae West’s Belle of the Nineties (1934).

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