Saturday, July 21, 2007


Our friend Kate Phillips turned 94 on July 19th! Kate was known in her
Hollywood years as Kay Linaker, and appeared in featured roles in such
pictures as DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK with Henry Fonda, BLOOD AND SAND
with Tyrone Power, KITTY FOYLE with Ginger Rogers, THE INVISIBLE MAN
with John Barrymore and many more, including a few CHARLIE CHAN
pictures! I met Kate in 2003 when she saw our BIG CHRISTMAS RADIO BROADCAST OF 1946 at the Claremont Opera House in NH. She's quite a lady, and has
known everyone from Bing Crosby (she used to babysit his kids, and
said the claims of abuse is "bull"). Glenn Miller, Errol Flynn, and on
and on. Kate also wrote the screenplay for the motion picture THE BLOB, as well as a ton of radio shows and TV shows, including BONANZA and LASSIE. She gave me some great pointers on script writing! Kate still teaches film at Keene State College! She doesnt have
a computer, so she won't see this posting, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway,
Kate! She's one amazing lady. ~JR

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