Happy Birthday: Katherine Helmond

katherinehelmond.jpgHappy Birthday actor Katherine Helmond

Born: July 5, 1929 in Galveston, Texas, USA

Married to:
David Christian (1962 – present)

In 1983 she studied at the Directing Workshop of the American Film Institute and then directed four episodes of the series Benson (1979) as well as episodes of Who’s the Boss? (1984). She also picked up Emmy nominations for her role as Mona Robinson, a liberated grandmother in “Who’s the Boss?”, and as Lois in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). Although Helmond has been a bona-fide TV star since her “Soap” days, she continued working on stage in the 2000s and was acclaimed for her performances in “The Vagina Monologues”.

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