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Occupation  Actress
Years active  1953–1993

Name  Kate Reid
Role  Film actress
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Full Name  Daphne Kate Reid
Born  4 November 1930 (1930-11-04) London, England, UK
Died  March 27, 1993, Stratford, Canada
Spouse  Austin Willis (m. 1953–1962)
Parents  Walter Clarke Reid, Helen Isabel Reid
Albums  I'm Just Warming Up, Comin' Alive, Doing it for the Chicks
Movies  Death of a Salesman, The Andromeda Strain, This Property Is Condemned, Atlantic City, Equus
Similar People  Austin Willis, Douglas Rain, Volker Schlondorff, Robert Wise, Louis Malle

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Kate Reid, (née Daphne Katherine Reid; 4 November 1930 – 27 March 1993) was a Canadian stage, film and television actress. She starred in over one thousand roles, most notably performing onstage in Death of a Salesman, in the 1980 film Atlantic City and in episodes of the TV show Dallas. She was described by Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory as "generally regarded as the finest actress ever developed in Canada."


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Life and career

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Reid was born in London, England on 4 November 1930, 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. When Reid was a young age, Reid and her family immigrated to Oakville, Ontario.

Reid attended Havergal College in Toronto and university 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, Henny in Bosoms and Neglect, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

She played the scheming/domineering mother of Natalie Wood in 1966's This Property is Condemned, although she was only seven years older than the actress, and her other film appearances included roles in The Andromeda Strain (1971), A Delicate Balance (1973), Equus (1977), Death Ship (1980) and Atlantic City (1980). She also played Aunt Lil on Dallas in the early 1980s, as well as appearing in episodes of Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Columbo.

Both of Reid's marriages, to Michael Sadlier and Austin Willis, ended in divorce. She had two children: son Reid Willis and daughter Robin Willis. She had two granddaughters: Jessica and Mackenzie Willis.

Selected filmography

  • A Dangerous Age (1958)
  • This Property is Condemned (1966)
  • The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968)
  • Pigeons (1971)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971)
  • A Delicate Balance (1973)
  • Shoot (1976)
  • Equus (1977)
  • Plague (1979)
  • Crossbar (1979)
  • Death Ship (1980)
  • Double Negative (1980)
  • Atlantic City (1980)
  • Circle of Two (1981)
  • Highpoint (1982)
  • The Blood of Others (1984)
  • Heaven Help Us (1985)
  • Death of a Salesman (1985)
  • Fire with Fire (1986)
  • Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
  • Signs of Life (1989)
  • Deceived (1991)
  • Honours/Awards

  • Officer of the Order of Canada (1974)
  • ACTRA and Dora Mavor Moore awards (1980 and 1981, respectively)
  • Earle Grey Award (1988)
  • Honorary degrees from York University (1970) and the University of Toronto (1989)
  • Death

    Kate Reid died of cancer in Stratford, Ontario, aged 62, in 1993.


  • "Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."
  • References

    Kate Reid Wikipedia