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 Kathleen Ann <I>Knutson</I> Fowler

Kathleen Ann Knutson Fowler

Death 19 Mar 2003 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Courts of Remembrance, Columbarium of Providence, Niche 64983
Memorial ID 60125035 · View Source
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Beloved Mother of Kevin Spacey, Randall B. Fowler and Julie Ann Fowler Keir.

Kathleen worked as private secretary at Busch Gardens in Los Angeles and Statam Industries before retiring in 1992. She ws a poet, musician and longtime member of the Charles Dickens Society. Kathleen traveled frequently and lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Atlanta per her obituary published in Variety.

She passed away from a brain tumor shortly before the release of Kevin's film "Beyond The Sea," which he dedicated to her.

"Oh! My mother had a huge influence in my life and I was lucky to have a woman of infinite taste and knowledge and intelligence who, I think, raised me well, who I was close with, who I sought out. My whole life I sought my mother out. And I'm glad she died knowing that this is the movie I was going to make. I was taking care of her because she had contracted a brain tumor and the last eleven months of her life I was writing the script, I was recording for rehearsal tracks and getting ready to do the movie. And she wanted me to do this movie more than any other. I think she would be quite pleased and proud that we finally made it happen. Because the movie is about mothers and sons and it just made sense to me that the film was for her." ~ Kevin Spacey, Voice of America - December 16, 2004

UPDATE (4/22/2013) from Kevin Spacey was born Kevin Fowler to parents Thomas Fowler Longshore and Kathleen Ann Knutson. Thomas was born to mother Norma Louise Spacey and unknown first name Fowler. Norma subsequently married Willard Breck Longshore and had three more children, two of whom are still living. The third child was my friend Stephen Longshore who passed away Apr 15, 2013.

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  • Created by: Lisa Burks
  • Added: 14 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60125035
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kathleen Ann Knutson Fowler (5 Dec 1932–19 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60125035, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Burks (contributor 46590262) .