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 Cathy Lewis

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Cathy Lewis

Original Name Catherine Lee Lewis
Birth
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Death 20 Nov 1968 (aged 52)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Legends (former Section 8), Lot 51, Grave 5
Memorial ID 7957098 View Source
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Actress. Cathy Lewis grew to adulthood at Spokane, Washington. In 1935 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and in 1939 began a long career as a stage, motion picture, and television actress. She started as a singer with Kay Kyser's famous band, and quickly moved on to acting jobs in the radio entertainment industry, which was then in its heyday. Following a number of film roles in the 1940's, Cathy returned to radio and is perhaps best remembered for her portrayal of the character "Jane Stacy" in the wildly popular My Friend Irma radio show from 1947 until 1954. During the 1950's she made numerous appearances on television programs, and was a cast member of the Hazel comedy series from 1961 until 1965, playing the recurring role of the character "Deidre Baxter Thompson." Cathy had many friends in Hollywood's entertainment community, and enjoyed a reputation as a serious professional with a thorough knowledge of her craft. On April 30, 1943, at Los Angeles, California, Cathy began a fifteen-year marriage with Elliott Lewis, a widely-respected pioneer in the radio entertainment business who later became a motion picture and television actor, writer, producer, and director. The Lewises had no children, and were divorced in 1958. Cathy succumbed to breast cancer at 52.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: TLS
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7957098
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7957098/cathy-lewis : accessed ), memorial page for Cathy Lewis (27 Dec 1915–20 Nov 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7957098, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .