Katherine Helmond Biography – Katherine Helmond Wiki
Katherine Helmond full name Katherine Marie Helmond, was an American film, theater, and television actress and director.
Helmond, best known for playing Mona Robinson on Who’s the Boss?, was nominated for seven Emmys throughout her career. She also starred as Jessica Tate on ABC’s daytime-serial spoof Soap, Doris Sherman on the network’s Coach, and Lois Whelan, the mother of Patricia Heaton’s character on Everybody Loves Raymond.
The actress also had a successful film career, appearing in three Terry Gilliam movies: 1981’s Time Bandits, 1985’s Brazil and 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Katherine Helmond Age
She was born on July 5, 1929 in Galveston, Texas, United States. She died on February 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 89.
Katherine Helmond Parents – Katherine Helmond Family
Her father, Joseph Patrick Helmond was a firefighter, and her mother, Thelma Malone Helmond, was a housewife. Her father died on January 31, 1983 age 78. Her mother died on October 10, 1981 aged 71.
Katherine Helmond Husband
Helmond was married twice. She married her first husband George N. Martin in 1957. They divorced in 1962. She married her second husband, David Christian, in 1962. Helmond and Christian met at The Hampton Playhouse Summer Stock Theater, where he was the set designer, and she was the star. They remained married until her death on February 23, 2019.
Katherine Helmond Children
She had no children.
Katherine Helmond Death
She died on February 23, 2019 at her home in Los Angeles, California. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her talent agency APA in a statement.
Katherine Helmond husband, David Christian, said in a statement: “She was the love of my life. We spent 57 beautiful, wonderful, loving years together, which I will treasure forever. I’ve been with Katherine since I was 19 years old. The night she died, I saw that the moon was exactly half-full, just as I am now… half of what I’ve been my entire adult life.”
Actress Alyssa Milano, who played Helmond’s daughter on Who’s the Boss?, took to Twitter to pay tribute to Helmond. She wrote: “Katherine Helmond has passed away. My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were! Rest In Peace, Katherine.”
Katherine Helmond has passed away.
My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were!
Rest In Peace, Katherine. pic.twitter.com/HNIH0Ty6MN
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 1, 2019
Helmond is survived by her husband, Christian, her half-sister, Alice Parry, and many much loved nephews and nieces.
Katherine Helmond Cause of Death
Katherine Helmond’s cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Katherine Helmond Net Worth
She had an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Katherine Helmond Height
She stood at a height of 5 feeet 2 inches (1.57 m).
Katherine Helmond Religion
Although she was raised in a Catholic family, she turned to Buddhism in later years.
Katherine Helmond Nationality
She was of American nationality.