Kate Reid Movies and Career Information
Nov 04, 1930
Daphne Kate Reid, OC (November 4, 1930 – March 27, 1993) was a Canadian stage, film and television actress. Reid was born in London, England, the daughter of Canadian parents Helen Isabel (née Moore) and Walter Clarke Reid, who was a former Bengal Lancer in the Indian army and a retired colonel. She attended college in London, and then studied acting at a performance art school in Canada. She had a long and varied career on film, television and stage in both Canada and the United States. Her stage roles included Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her film credits include The Andromeda Strain, A Delicate Balance, Sweet Hearts Dance and The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. She played the scheming/domineering mother of Natalie Wood in This Property is Condemned, although she was only eight years older than the actress. She played Aunt Lil on Dallas in the early 1980s. She also appeared in episodes of Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Columbo, among other U.S. television series. In 1974, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. She died of brain cancer in Stratford, Ontario, aged 62, in 1993.