Kitty Carlisle

Decades: 2000s


Catherine Conn, 3 September 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2007, New York City, New York, USA. Taught piano by her mother, Carlisle attended European schools, including London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. An early stage appearance was in 1932 in a stock company production, Champagne Sec. Her films included Murder At The Vanities (1934), She Loves Me Not (1934), which starred Bing Crosby as did Here Is My Heart (1934), and the Marx Brothers’ A Night At The Opera (1935), with Allan Jones. In the latter she sang a manic version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore and also sang ‘Alone’. On the set, she met playwright Moss Hart whom she married in 1946 and was thereafter sometimes billed as Kitty Carlisle Hart. She sang in opera, musical comedies and cabaret. In 1936 she played opposite William Gaxton in a production of White Horse Inn at New York’s Center Theatre. Other stage productions include Three Waltzes (1937), Walk...

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