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Katherine Helmond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1929 – February 23, 2019) was an American film, theater, and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she was known for her starring role as ditzy matriarch Jessica Tate on the ABC prime time soap opera sitcom Soap (1977–1981) and her co-starring role as feisty mother Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? (1984–1992). She also played Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan, the mother of Debra Barone, on Everybody Loves Raymond. She also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows. Helmond had supporting roles in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976) and Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985). She also voiced Lizzie in the three Cars films by Disney/Pixar.

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Jul 5, 1929 In Galveston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Frank and Ava 2020-12-07
Known For
Poster of Ms. Scrooge
Poster of The Flight of the Dove
Poster of Scout's Honor
Poster of Larry
Movie Frank and Ava Betty 2020-12-07
Movie Cars 3 Lizzie (voice) 2017-06-15
Movie The Radiator Springs 500½ Lizzie (voice) 2014-05-20
Movie Time Travel Mater Lizzie (voice) 2012-06-12
Movie Collaborator Irene Longfellow 2011-10-08
Movie Cars 2 Lizzie (voice) 2011-06-11
Movie What Is Brazil? Self 2008-04-16
Series True Blood Caroline Bellefleur 2008-09-07
Movie Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales Lizzie 2008-10-27
Movie Tokyo Mater Lizzie (voice) 2008-11-21
Movie A Grandpa for Christmas Roxie Famosa 2007-11-24
Movie Cars Lizzie (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie Mater and the Ghostlight Lizzie (voice) 2006-07-27
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Beethoven's 5th Crazy Cora Wilkens 2003-12-02
Movie Mr. St. Nick Queen Carlotta 2002-11-16
Movie The Perfect Nanny Mrs. McBride 2000-03-16
Movie How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale 2000-06-20
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Movie Living in Fear 2000-12-31
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel 1998-05-22
Movie Ms. Scrooge Maude Marley 1997-12-10
Series Everybody Loves Raymond Lois Whelan 1996-09-13
Series Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Hedda Hopper 1995-05-21
Movie The Flight of the Dove Dr. Pamela Schilling 1994-06-10
Movie Amore! Mildred Schwartz 1993-11-01
Movie Inside Monkey Zetterland Honor Zetterland 1992-09-12
Movie The Perfect Tribute Farm Woman 1991-04-21
Series Coach Doris Sherman 1989-02-28
Movie Save the Dog! 1988-03-19
Movie Lady in White Amanda 1988-04-22
Movie Overboard Edith Mintz 1987-12-16
Movie Christmas Snow Mrs. Mutterance 1986-12-20
Movie Brazil Mrs. Ida Lowry 1985-02-20
Series Girls On Top Unknown 1985-10-23
Movie Shadey Lady Constance Landau 1985-05-31
Series Who's the Boss? Mona Robinson 1984-09-20
Movie Jack and the Beanstalk Jack's Mother 1983-09-08
Series World War III Dorothy Longworth 1982-01-31
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Jack's Mother 1982-09-11
Movie For Lovers Only Bea Winchell 1982-10-15
Movie Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Frances Clooney 1982-12-08
Movie Time Bandits Mrs. Ogre 1981-07-13
Movie Scout's Honor Pearl Bartlett 1980-09-30
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Elaine Thurston 1979-09-21
Movie Getting Married Vera Lesser 1978-05-17
Series Pearl Mrs. Sally Colto 1978-11-16
Series Meeting of Minds Unknown 1977-01-10
Movie Little Ladies of the Night Miss Colby 1977-01-16
Series Soap Jessica Tate 1977-09-13
Series The Love Boat Vivian Endler 1977-09-24
Movie James Dean Claire Folger 1976-02-17
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie Family Plot Mrs. Maloney 1976-04-09
Movie Baby Blue Marine Mrs. Hudkins 1976-05-05
Movie Wanted: The Sundance Woman Mattie Riley 1976-10-01
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Movie The Family Nobody Wanted Mrs. Bittner 1975-02-19
Movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden Emma Borden 1975-02-10
Movie Cage Without a Key Mrs. Little 1975-03-14
Movie The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant Nurse Katherine Gunther 1975-05-13
Movie The Hindenburg Mrs. Mildred Breslau 1975-12-25
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Lady at House 1974-01-31
Movie Larry Maureen Whitten 1974-04-23
Movie Locusts Claire Fletcher 1974-10-09
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Adam's Rib Unknown 1973-09-14
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Movie The Hospital Marilyn Mead 1971-12-14
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10