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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1929-07-05

Day of Death 2019-02-23

Place of Birth Galveston, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Katherine Marie Helmond

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Cars 3 as Lizzie (voice)
2014 The Radiator Springs 500 ½ as Lizzie
2012 Time Travel Mater as Lizzie (voice)
2011 Collaborator as Irene Longfellow
2011 Cars 2 as Lizzie (voice)
2008 Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales as Lizzie
2008 True Blood (1 episode) as Caroline Bellefleur
2007 A Grandpa for Christmas as Roxie Famosa
2006 Mater and the Ghostlight as Lizzie (voice)
2006 Cars as Lizzie (voice)
2004 The Tony Danza Show (3 episodes)
2003 Beethoven's 5th as Crazy Cora Wilkens
2002 Mr. St. Nick as Queen Carlotta
2000 Living in Fear
2000 Strong Medicine (1 episode)
2000 The Perfect Nanny as Mrs. McBride
1999 Providence (2 episodes)
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel
1997 Ms. Scrooge as Maude Marley
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond (14 episodes) as Lois Whelan
1996 The Flight of the Dove as Dr. Pamela Schilling
1995 Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (2 episodes) as Hedda Hopper
1993 Amore! as Mildred Schwartz
1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland as Honor Zetterland
1991 The Perfect Tribute as Farm Woman
1988 Lady in White as Amanda
1988 Save the Dog!
1987 Overboard as Edith Mintz
1986 Christmas Snow as Mrs. Mutterance
1985 Girls On Top (1 episode)
1985 Brazil as Mrs. Ida Lowry
1985 What Is Brazil? as Herself
1984 Who's the Boss? (196 episodes) as Mona Robinson
1983 Jack and the Beanstalk as Jack's Mother
1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story as Frances Clooney
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode) as Jack's Mother
1982 World War III (2 episodes) as Dorothy Longworth
1981 Time Bandits as Mrs. Ogre
1980 Scout's Honor as Pearl Bartlett
1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker as Elaine Thurston
1979 Sweepstakes (1 episode)
1978 Pearl (3 episodes) as Mrs. Sally Colto
1978 Getting Married as Vera Lesser
1977 Soap (93 episodes) as Jessica Tate
1977 Little Ladies of the Night as Miss Colby
1977 Meeting of Minds (2 episodes)
1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman as Mattie Riley
1976 Spencer's Pilots (1 episode)
1976 Baby Blue Marine as Helen Hudkins
1976 Family Plot as Mrs. Maloney
1976 James Dean as Claire Folger
1976 The Bionic Woman (2 episodes)
1975 The Hindenburg as Mrs. Mildred Breslau
1975 Joe Forrester (1 episode)
1975 The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant as Nurse Katherine Gunther
1975 The Family Nobody Wanted as Mrs. Bittner
1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden as Emma Borden
1974 Locusts as Claire Fletcher
1974 Harry O (1 episode)
1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
1973 Adam's Rib (1 episode)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (2 episodes)
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)

Directing

1984 Who's the Boss? (1 episode)Director
1979 Benson (3 episodes)Director

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