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Katherine Helmond is a Actor and Director American born on 5 july 1929 at Galveston (USA)

Katherine Helmond

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Birth name Catherine Marie Helmond
Nationality USA
Birth 5 july 1929 at Galveston (USA)
Death 23 february 2019 (at 89 years)

Katherine Marie Helmond (born July 5, 1929) is an American film, theater and television actress, voice artist and director, who played Emily Dickinson on Meeting of Minds, as well as fictional television characters, for which she is best known, including Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, Doris Sherman on Coach, and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond.


Helmond was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1929, the only child of Joseph P. and Thelma (née Malone) Helmond. She was raised by her mother and grandmother, both devout Roman Catholics. She attended a Catholic primary school and appeared in numerous school plays.

In 1957, Helmond married George N. Martin. After their divorce she married her second husband, David Christian and the couple have been together since 1962. She has no children. They have owned homes in Los Angeles, New York City, Long Island and London. She and her husband have a history as students of Zen.

Best films

Time Bandits (1981)
Brazil (1985)

Usually with

John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(5 films)
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(3 films)
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(2 films)
Joe Ranft
Joe Ranft
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Katherine Helmond (33 films)

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Cars 3
Cars 3 (2017)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Fee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion
Roles Lizzie (voice)
Rating67% 3.3531953.3531953.3531953.3531953.353195
Le célèbre Flash McQueen doit malheureusement abandonner les circuits après un très grave accident et alors qu'une nouvelle génération de voitures high-tech, menée par l'arrogant rookie Jackson Storm, l'a mis sur la touche. Pour ne pas finir comme était son mentor Doc Hudson, le numéro 95 entreprend donc de retrouver confiance en lui, aidé par une jeune entraîneuse enthousiaste et maladroite, Cruz Ramirez, et le mentor de son défunt mentor, Smokey.
Collaborator, 1h27
Directed by Martin Donovan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Katherine Helmond, Julian Richings, Eileen Ryan
Roles Irene Longfellow
Rating59% 2.994772.994772.994772.994772.99477
Donovan also stars in the film, portraying a once-successful playwright, Robert Longfellow, who is taken hostage by an [ex-con] neighbor while on a routine visit to his childhood home. Two-time Emmy-nominee David Morse plays Gus (the neighbor); a man Robert has avoided since he was a boy. The film also stars Olivia Williams; Katherine Helmond and Eileen Ryan play supporting roles. As the drama unfolds, social status, celebrity and the threat of violence converge, leaving the playwright simultaneously shattered and inspired.
Cars 2
Cars 2 (2011)
, 1h46
Directed by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro
Roles Lizzie (voice)
Rating61% 3.098333.098333.098333.098333.09833
Finn McMissile, a British spy infiltrates the world's largest untapped oil reserves owned by a group of lemon cars. After being discovered, he flees and fakes his death.
Tokyo Mater, 6minutes
Directed by John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Larry the Cable Guy, Keith Ferguson, Michael Wallis, Danny Mann, Robert Ito, Lindsey Collins
Roles Lizzie (voice)
Rating65% 3.2815553.2815553.2815553.2815553.281555
Mater tells a story to Lightning McQueen about how he used to be a drift king. He is hired as a tow truck driver as he states he'll tow any car anywhere. The tow ends up being to Tokyo, Japan, and Mater tows the car there all away across the Pacific Ocean. While there, he is challenged to a drift race to crown the drift king, with the loser losing all custom modifications and becoming a "stock" car. Mater accepts, and is fitted with custom modifications of his own. As Mater is losing the race, Lightning Dragon McQueen shows up to help Mater fend off an attack by ninjas, allowing Mater to win the race.
A Grandpa for Christmas, 2h
Directed by Harvey Frost
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Juliette Goglia, Katherine Helmond, Richard Libertini, Justine Dorsey, Tracy Nelson
Roles Roxie Famosa
Rating67% 3.3953953.3953953.3953953.3953953.395395
Bert (Ernest Borgnine) is a retired Hollywood actor who has been estranged from his only daughter Marie (Tracy Nelson) for many years. When she ends up in the hospital following a car accident, Social Services places her 10-year-old daughter, Becca (Juliette Goglia), with the grandfather she has never met. The generation gap is apparent as Bert and Becca try to adjust to their new lives together.
Cars (2006)
, 1h56
Directed by John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Wallis
Roles Lizzie (voice)
Rating71% 3.597193.597193.597193.597193.59719
In a world populated by anthropomorphic vehicles, the last race of the Piston Cup championship ends in a three-way tie between retiring veteran Strip "The King" Weathers, infamous runner-up Chick Hicks, and rookie Lightning McQueen. The tiebreaker race is scheduled for one week later at the (fictional) Los Angeles International Speedway in California. Lightning is desperate to win the race, since it would allow him to leave the unglamorous sponsorship of Rust-Eze, a rust treatment for old cars, and allow him to take The King's place as the sponsored car of the lucrative Dinoco team. Eager to start practice in California as soon as possible, he pushes his big rig, Mack, to travel all night long. While McQueen is sleeping, the exhausted Mack drifts off and is startled by a gang of four reckless street racers, causing McQueen to fall out the back of the trailer and into the road. McQueen wakes in the middle of traffic and speeds off the highway to find Mack, only to end up in the run-down desert town of Radiator Springs, and inadvertently ruining the pavement of its main road.
Mater and the Ghostlight, 7minutes
Directed by Dan Scanlon, John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Animation
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Wallis, Cheech Marin
Roles Lizzie (voice)
Rating65% 3.2892753.2892753.2892753.2892753.289275
The short film opens with Mater playing pranks on the other residents of Radiator Springs. This sequence culminates with Mater teasing Lightning as if he had seen "the Ghostlight," a Route 66 legend recounted to Pixar by Dean Walker of the Kansas Historic Route 66 Association.
Beethoven's 5th, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, L'Or
Actors Dave Thomas, Faith Ford, Daveigh Chase, Tom Poston, Katherine Helmond, John Larroquette
Roles Crazy Cora Wilkens
Rating42% 2.136392.136392.136392.136392.13639
When Sara Newton and Beethoven are sent to spend the summer with Sara's Uncle Freddy (presumably her mom's brother) in an old mining town, the mischievous Beethoven "digs up" a clue to the whereabouts of the legendary, hidden fortune of two bank robbers named Moe and Rita Selig. Now everyone wants to be his best friend as his discovery unleashes a frenzy of treasure hunting among the community's creatures. With help from Uncle Freddie and Garrett (a friend or maybe more), Sara and Beethoven try to help uncover a secret that has been in the crazy little town for years. But he shoots dead the ghosts and is "declared" a hero.
Mr. St. Nick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Kelsey Grammer, Katherine Helmond, Ana Ortiz, Elaine Hendrix, Charles Durning, Brian Bedford
Roles Queen Carlotta
Rating50% 2.5123652.5123652.5123652.5123652.512365
King Nicholas XX (Durning) has been Santa Claus for 100 years and is now preparing to hand over the baton to his, and the Queen's (Helmond) son, Nick St. Nicholas (Grammer). Nick St. Nicholas is living the high life in Miami and is slightly reluctant to become Santa Claus. Jasper (Bedford), Nick's butler hires a new cook, Lorena (Ortiz). He then gets enticed into portraying a fictitious Santa Claus for a charity ( by Heidi (Hendrix) and Hector (Garcia). Nick begins to fall in love with Heidi and asks her to marry him, little does he know that Hector and Heidi are transferring the charity's money into their own account in the Cayman Islands. Soon however, Nick starts to become closer to his loved ones (namely his father) and Nick starts to realizes how special being with your loved ones is. As that happens he also notices that he is getting to know Lorena better and is starting to develop feelings for Lorena too. Which makes him re-think about marrying Heidi. Nick eventually comes to see that he was wrong about everything and chooses Lorena instead.
The Perfect Nanny
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Tracy Nelson, Bruce Boxleitner, Dana Barron, Scott Terra, Susan Blakely, Katherine Helmond
Roles Mrs. McBride
Rating49% 2.467022.467022.467022.467022.46702
Après une tentative de suicide suite à la découverte de l'infidélité de son mari, une jeune femme fait un séjour en hôpital psychiatrique. Elle se prend alors de passion pour les romans photos. A sa sortie, marquée par la vie trépidante des héroïnes de ces romans, elle décide de changer d'identité pour commencer une nouvelle vie. Elle se fait engager comme nounou par un riche veuf dont elle tombe rapidement amoureuse. Éblouie par ses lectures, elle se met en tête d'en faire son époux, coûte que coûte
Living in Fear, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Marcia Cross, William R. Moses, Daniel Quinn, Katherine Helmond, Brandon Maggart, John Saxon
Roles Mrs. Ford
Rating51% 2.563312.563312.563312.563312.56331
Un homme, qui revient dans sa maison d'enfance pour la lecture d'un testament, rencontre de l'hostilité de la part de nombreuses personnes. Mais est-ce que ces personnes le connaissent mieux que sa propre femme ?
How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, 1h29
Directed by Rod Daniel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Stamos, Joshua Malina, Shemar Moore, Gabrielle Anwar, Carole Davis, Michael Bowen
Rating46% 2.317992.317992.317992.317992.31799
Trois hommes fauchés tentent de devenir riches en trouvant des femmes riches.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1h59
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey
Roles Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel
Rating74% 3.747853.747853.747853.747853.74785
A montage of news clips of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War protests is seen while The Lennon Sisters cover of "My Favorite Things" is heard.
Amore! (1993)

Genres Romance
Actors Jack Scalia, Kathy Ireland, George Hamilton, Elliott Gould, Katherine Helmond, Betsy Russell
Roles Mildred Schwartz
Rating45% 2.2989452.2989452.2989452.2989452.298945
Saul Schwartz (played by Jack Scalia) is a bored New York businessman who decides to change his life to become a Hollywood movie star but finds it harder than he expected.