Kathryn Grayson, Legendary Musical Star, Dies at 88

February 19, 2010

Legendary musical star Kathryn Grayson died at age 88. It really is a sad day, Kathryn was a true star, a rare star. I have more on the fabulous life and woman that was Ms. Grayson, including an awesome classic video that you are going to want to see.

The singer and movie legend Kathryn Grayson died at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Grayson is best known for her many roles in MGM musicals during the 1940’s and 1950’s. I think her most famous role was as Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate with Howard Keel. I love that movie it is one of my all time favorites.

Grayson was a classically trained soprano and boy did she have a voice. According to BBC news Kathryn had actually planned on having a career as an opera singer when she was persuaded by MGM to sign a contract with them at the young age of 15. Throughout her years at MGM Grayson was lucky enough to work with Hollywood Icons Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra and if you have seen her in a movie with either of these men you know she certainly held her own.

After her last film in 1956, Kathryn made the switch from movies to the Broadway stage, she even took over for Julie Andrews in the production of Camelot in 1962. She also went on tour with her former co-star Howard Keel in Man of La Mancha. Later she appeared on TV shows such as Murder She Wrote and Baretta. Grayson really was an extraordinarily talented woman.

Kathryn was married and divorced twice. She has one daughter, two grandchildren and four great-grand children. There was and never will be anyone quite like the legendary musical star Kathryn Grayson. She was one classy lady, the true epitome of old school Hollywood.

The legendary musical star Kathryn Grayson has died. She may not have performed in years but her legend will live on.

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