September 18, 1995 in Nation/World

Actress Katherine Locke Dies At 85

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Katherine Locke, who starred on Broadway opposite John Garfield in “Having a Wonderful Time” and was critically acclaimed as Shakespeare’s Ophelia, has died. She was 85.

Locke died last Tuesday in Los Angeles of a brain tumor.

She became the toast of Broadway’s 1937 season when she starred with Garfield in the Arthur Kober comedy, following up with Ophelia in the Maurice Evans production of “Hamlet.”

Locke also appeared in the films “The Seventh Cross” (1944), “The Snake Pit” (1948), “Try and Get Me” (1951), “People Will Talk” (1951), “Flesh and Fury” (1952) and “A Certain Smile” (1958).

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