Aug. 2nd, 1950
Tazewell, Virginia, USA
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Kathryn Harrold (born August 2, 1950) is an American television and movie actress.
Background Harrold was born in Tazewell, Virginia. She attended Mills College in Oakland, California, majoring in Drama.
Career Television She has appeared in a number of TV series. She appeared as Nola Dancy Aldrich #1 on the NBC soap opera "The Doctors" from 1975-1977, after she left the show, her replacement would be another soon to be famous actress, Kathleen Turner. Her other television credits include, The Rockford Files, MacGruder and Loud, The Bronx Zoo, I'll Fly Away, The Larry Sanders Show, and Mister Sterling'.
Harrold plays Helen Rowland in Desperate Housewives.
FIlms She was Steve McQueen's leading lady in the screen legend's final film, The Hunter (1980), and Arnold Schwarzenegger's leading lady in the action vehicle Raw Deal (1986). She appeared in Nightwing (1979) and co-starred with Luciano Pavarotti in Yes, Giorgio (1982).
Harrold starred in Modern Romance (1981), as the ex-girlfriend of Albert Brooks' character. The film received a limited release and ultimately grossed under US$3 million domestically, but it was well received by critics with one reviewer commenting that the film was "not Brooks at his best, but still amusing". Modern Romance also has Harrold performing in a nude scene.
In Into the Night (1985), an action/suspense film directed by John Landis, she had a supporting role as Paul Mazursky's girlfriend. When a quartet of Middle Eastern thugs raid the beach house they share, her character is shockingly one of the few fatalities in this violent, yet comedic, film. The character is a trusted friend to the central character, Diana played by Michelle Pfeiffer, a courier of stolen gem stones who is pursued with antic zeal throughout the film by the same four thugs in a manner reminiscent of the Keystone Kops.
- Her husband was the Democratic Chief of Staff for the Senate Finance Committee under the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1995.
- (? - Present) Her husband, 'Lawrence O'Donnell' (qv), is a political analyst on the MSNBC Cable Channel.
- Studied drama in New York.
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