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Also Known As: Cathy Burns, Catherine Burns Died:
Born: September 24, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, writer

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After completing her studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, freckle-faced, strawberry blonde Catherine Burns landed a co-starring role in a 1967 CBS TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", starring George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst. She made an auspicious film debut as the slightly shy, zaftig teenager Rhoda who is gang raped in "Last Summer" (1969), a performance for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Burns subsequently had a featured role in the Patty Duke vehicle "Me Natalie" (also 1969) and originated the role of heroine Cathy Craig in the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live". She made only one other feature film, reteaming with "Last Summer" co-star Richard Thomas in the teen drama "Red Sky in the Morning" (1971).Burns continues to act on the small screen in the 1970s, acting in a PBS adaptation of "A Memory of Two Mondays" (1974) and co-starring in the biographical dramas "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC, 1974-76) and "Amelia Earhart" (NBC, 1976). Her last major primetime appearance was in the CBS religious miniseries "The Word" (CBS, 1978) before retiring in her native NYC to concentrate on a writing career.

After completing her studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, freckle-faced, strawberry blonde Catherine Burns landed a co-starring role in a 1967 CBS TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", starring George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst. She made an auspicious film debut as the slightly shy, zaftig teenager Rhoda who is gang raped in "Last Summer" (1969), a performance for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Burns subsequently had a featured role in the Patty Duke vehicle "Me Natalie" (also 1969) and originated the role of heroine Cathy Craig in the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live". She made only one other feature film, reteaming with "Last Summer" co-star Richard Thomas in the teen drama "Red Sky in the Morning" (1971).

Burns continues to act on the small screen in the 1970s, acting in a PBS adaptation of "A Memory of Two Mondays" (1974) and co-starring in the biographical dramas "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC, 1974-76) and "Amelia Earhart" (NBC, 1976). Her last major primetime appearance was in the CBS religious miniseries "The Word" (CBS, 1978) before retiring in her native NYC to concentrate on a writing career.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Pound of Flesh, A (1994) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Amelia Earhart (1976) Pidge Earhart
2.
 Two For the Money (1972) Judith Gap
3.
 Night of Terror (1972) Celeste Davillo
4.
 Catcher, The (1972) Sara Faber
5.
 Red Sky at Morning (1971) Marcia Davison
6.
 Me, Natalie (1969) Hester
7.
 Last Summer (1969) Rhoda
9.
 Christmas Carol, A (1982) Mrs Dickens; Mrs Fezziwig
10.
 Memory of Two Mondays, A (1974) Patricia
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1967:
Appeared in a CBS production of "The Crucible", starring George C Scott and Colleen Dewhurst
1969:
Feature film acting debut, "Last Summer"; received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination; co-starred with Richard Thomas and Bruce Davison
1969:
Had co-starring role in "Me, Natalie", alongside Patty Duke
1969:
Originated role of Cathy Craig on the ABC daytime serial "One Life to Live"
1971:
Reteamed with Richard Thomas for "Red Sky at Morning"; last film acting role
1974:
Acted in a PBS adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A Memory of Two Mondays"
:
Played Mary Owens in the NBC drama "Sandburg's Lincoln"; aired in six parts over two years
1976:
Co-starred in the NBC biopic "Amelia Earhart"
1978:
Last acting role (to date), appeared in the CBS miniseries "The Word"
:
Settled in NYC and "retired" from performing to concentrate on a writing career
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Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

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