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Nationality
  
American

Name
  
Katharine Houghton

Role
  
Actress

Occupation
  
Actress, playwright

Spouse
  
Ken Jenkins (m. 1970)

Years active
  
1966–present


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Full Name
  
Katharine Houghton Grant

Born
  
March 10, 1945 (age 78) (
1945-03-10
)

Aunts
  
Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Hepburn

Parents
  
Marion Grant, Ellsworth S Grant

Grandparents
  
Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, Thomas Hepburn

Movies
  
Guess Who's Coming t, The Last Airbender, Garden of Death, Ethan Frome, Billy Bathgate

Similar People
  
Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Martha Houghton, Stanley Kramer, Spencer Tracy, Ken Jenkins

Alma mater
  

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Katharine Houghton (born Katharine Houghton Grant; March 10, 1945) is an American actress and playwright. She portrayed Joanna "Joey" Drayton, a white American woman who brings home her black American fiancé to meet her parents, in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Katharine Hepburn, who played the mother of Houghton's character in the film was, in real life, Houghton's aunt.

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Early life

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Houghton was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the second child of Marion Hepburn and Ellsworth Grant. She attended Kingswood-Oxford School and Sarah Lawrence College, where she majored in philosophy and art. Houghton was named after her maternal grandmother, Connecticut suffragist and reformer Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn. Her aunt, Katharine Hepburn, was instrumental in helping Houghton launch her career. The acting torch was further passed along in the family to actress Schuyler Grant, Houghton's niece.

Acting

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Houghton has played leading roles in over 60 productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theatres across America. She won the Theatre World Award for her performance in A Scent of Flowers off Broadway in 1969.

She has appeared in The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, in 2010.

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Houghton has presented lectures at venues across the country including the 2001 Fall Concert & Lectures Series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at The Cosmopolitan Club. She lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art again in June, 2008, presenting "Saucy Gamine, Reluctant Penitent, and Glorious Victor," a review of her aunt's career in Hollywood as reflected in three of her films.

Writing

Houghton is also a playwright and has translated the works of others for the stage, as well as writing her own plays. Eleven of her plays have been produced. Her play Buddha was published in Best Short Plays of 1988. Her musical Bookends premiered at NJ Rep Co. summer of 2007, received rave notices and garnered the theater the highest box office sales in their 11-year history. Since then it has twice been part of The York Theatre’s Developmental Reading Series and is currently being redeveloped.

In 1975, Houghton wrote a children's story, "The Wizard's Daughter," which is collected in the book, Two Beastly Tales, illustrated by Joan Patchen, actor Ken Jenkins's first wife, there was another story included in the book, written by JB Grant-her elder brother.

Filmography

Actress
2017
Mr. Mercedes (TV Series) as
Elizabeth Wharton
- The Suicide Hour (2017) - Elizabeth Wharton
- Cloudy, with a Chance of Mayhem (2017) - Elizabeth Wharton
2010
The Last Airbender as
Katara's Grandma
2004
Kinsey as
Mrs. Spaulding
1995
Let It Be Me as
Homeless Woman
1993
The Night We Never Met as
Less / More Cheese Lady
1992
Ethan Frome as
Mrs. Hale
1992
All My Children (TV Series) as
Flora Gresham
1991
Billy Bathgate as
Charlotte - Drew's Racetrack Friend
1988
Mr. North as
Mrs. Skeel (as Katherine Houghton)
1987
I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini Series) as
Pepper Delafield
- Episode #1.2 (1987) - Pepper Delafield
- Episode #1.1 (1987) - Pepper Delafield
1982
The Eyes of the Amaryllis as
Isabel
1981
ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) as
Miss James
- The Color of Friendship (1981) - Miss James
1976
The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini Series) as
Nabby / Abigail Adams II
- Chapter VI: John Adams, President (1976) - Abigail Adams II
- Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President (1976) - Nabby
- Chapter IV: John Adams, Minister to Great Britain (1976) - Abigail Adams II
- Chapter III: John Adams, Diplomat (1976) - Nabby
- Chapter II: John Adams, Revolutionary (1976) - Nabby
1974
Garden of Death as
Ellen Bennett
1974
CBS Daytime 90 (TV Series) as
Gabby
- Legacy of Fear (1974) - Gabby
1968
Judd for the Defense (TV Series) as
Suzy Thurston
- In a Puff of Smoke (1968) - Suzy Thurston
1967
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as
Joey Drayton
1966
Hawk (TV Series) as
Ophelia
- How Close Can You Get? (1966) - Ophelia
1966
ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) as
Bonnie
- The Confession (1966) - Bonnie
Self
2022
Sidney (Documentary) as
Self
2008
A Love Story of Today (Video short) as
Self
2008
A Special Kind of Love (Video short) as
Self
2006
Planting the Seeds of Evil (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
Larry King Live (TV Series) as
Self
- A Katharine Hepburn Tribute (2003)
- Episode dated 19 June 2003 (2003) - Self
2002
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (TV Special documentary) as
Self
1969
The David Frost Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.129 (1972) - Self
- Episode #2.91 (1970) - Self
- Episode #2.59 (1969) - Self
1969
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
Self
- George Jessel, Katharine Houghton, Michael Meyers, Phyllis Diller, Eloise Laws (1969) - Self
1969
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 8 May 1969 (1969) - Self - Guest
Archive Footage
2023
Call Me Kate (Documentary) as
Self
2011
The Loving Story (Documentary) as
Joey Drayton
2010
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Joey Drayton
- Fade Out, Fade In (2010) - Joey Drayton (uncredited)
2007
Classified X (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1980
The Distribution of Low Budget Films or the Gardener's Seeds of Evil Killed My Million Dollar Dream (Video documentary short) as
Ellen Bennett (scenes from 'Seeds of Evil') (uncredited)
1968
Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (TV Movie documentary) as
Self / Joanna Drayton (uncredited)

References

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