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Kate Mostel

Performer
( b. Oct 08, 1918 - d. Jan 22, 1986 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Also known as: Kate Harkin
Relations: Mother of Josh Mostel
Wife of Zero Mostel (1944 - 1977) his death
Kate Mostel, the widow of Zero Mostel, began her theatrical career as a child actress and dancer, appearing as Katherine Harkin. She danced with the Littlefield Ballet Company of Philadelphia. She also appeared as a member of the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, where she first met Mr. Mostel, whom she married in 1944.

As an actress, she appeared on Broadway in the 1950's in a play by Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau, The Ladies of the Corridor, and with Walter Matthau and Wally Cox in a revival of Three Men on a Horse.

She and Madeline Gilford, the wife of the actor Jack Gilford, wrote "170 Years of Show Business," which was published by Random House in 1978.

Source: NY Times Obit 1/23/1986



Productions Date of Productions
One Night Stand
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Kate Mostel [Margie]
Never Officially Opened - Oct 25, 1980
The Ladies of the Corridor
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Kate Harkin [Irma]
Oct 21, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
The Bird Cage
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Kate Harkin [Eloise]
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950
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