Know About Katherine Helmond; Age, Death, Net Worth, David Christian

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Published Date: 02 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 02 Mar, 2019

Born as Katherine Marie Helmond, the much-loved actress will always be remembered for her acting credits. Her enchanting work-line is something that people should know prior and post her death.

American actor and director, Katherine Helmond is always remembered for her starring performance as Jessica Tate on the ABC sitcom Soap (1977–1981). Not only that, her character of feisty mother Mona Robinson in American sitcom Who’s the Boss? (1984–1992) will always be praiseworthy.

Katherine Helmond Bio & Family

Katherine Helmond was born on 5 July 1929 in Galveston, Texas as per wiki. She was the only child of her late parents, Thelma (née Malone) and Joseph P. Helmond. Similarly, she spent most of her childhood with her mother and grandmother who inherited Roman Catholics. Speaking about her education, she went to Catholic primary school. Then, the actress got into Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and became part of the film Wine of Morning.

Career & Net Worth

The late actor made a staggering net worth of $5 million all from her acting career since 1955. Some of the most significant parts of her wealth are from commercially successful films like Amore! (1993), Beethoven’s 5th (2003) to name a few.

Apart from her sheer acting excellence, she was an amazing voice artist. She dubbed for the recurring role of Lizzie in all the three installments of the American computer-animated comedy-adventure film; Cars (2006), Cars 2 (2011) and Cars 3 (2017). Prior to that, her acting debut came in the 1962 episode of “Car 54, Where Are You?”.

What Was The Actual Reason Of Katherine’s Death?

The Who’s The Boss actress lost the battle of life on 23 February 2019 at the age of 89 due to Alzheimer complication in her Los Angeles residence. The news of her death was made public by her talent agency, APA.

To mourn the death of the actress, Katherine’s Who’s The Boss co-actor, Alyssa Milano shared a heartfelt social media post.

Katherine Helmond death mourned by actress, Alyssa Milano on 1 March 2019 (Picture: Alyssa’s Twitter)

Not only Alyssa but her another co-star, Tony Danza quoted Katherine as a “National Treasure”. Similarly, Katherine’s second husband, David Christian was totally devasted after the death of his beloved wife. In a statement, David wrote,

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.”

Katherine’s Second Successful Marital Innings!

The 89-year-old actor went to marry late American actor, George Martin in the year 1957. However the former officially ended their five years of marriage in 1962. After her divorce with George, the same following year, Katherine walked the aisle for the second time with David Christian. The pair’s relished their 57 years of long-lived married until Katherine’s demise.

Katherine Helmond and husband David Christian photographed on 7 April 2005 (Picture: Broadwayworld)

Nevertheless, she did not have any child from either of her two matrimonies. Katherine’s first partner, George’s death occurred at the age of 90 while midnight-sleep in his United Kingdom residence on 8 March 2016.

Some Interesting Facts About Katherine Helmond

  • The late actress commenced direction workshop in 1883 and chaired four episodes of the 1979 TV series, Benson.
  • Katherine won the 1989 Golden Globe for her role of Mona in “Who’s the Boss?”.
  • Despite raised in a Catholic family, she chose to follow Buddhism later.
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