The tv actress Katherine Helmond died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Starred as grandmother Mona Robinson on the widely popular TV show Who’s The Boss. She also played Emily Dickinson in Meeting of Minds, Mrs. Ida Lowry in Brazil and Ray’s mother-in-law in Everybody Loves Raymond.
She married her first husband George N. Martin in 1957. Following their divorce, she married David Christian in 1962.
The choice of roles as I grow older gets more and more limited, so if I pin myself to one kind of part I would get in trouble. So, these oddball ladies came along for me to do – I guess Terry Gilliam helped in this respect. I have found them more interesting, flashier and I get more mileage out of them.
A director recommended me for the role on ‘Soap.’ They said, ‘She plays heavy roles, murderesses and the like.’ He said, ‘On stage, she could be very very funny.’
I was very lucky with ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss,’ which was great fun, and then went on ‘Coach’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ I’ve been truly blessed, and the work has all been fun and a joy.
I grew up hearing about the walking undead. I had a fascination with it as a child.
Many times, when a director reads a script and wants somebody who says ‘Far out’, then they let me do what I want with it and that’s usually more interesting for an actor.