Kay Linaker

Actor, Film actor

1913 – 2008

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Who was Kay Linaker?

Mary Katherine Linaker, known professionally as "Kay Linaker", "Kate Phillips", and "Kay Linaker-Phillips" was an American actress and screenwriter, who appeared in many B movies during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably Kitty Foyle. Linaker used her married name as a screenwriter, notably for the cult movie hit The Blob. She is credited with coining the name "The Blob" for the movie, which was originally titled "The Molten Meteor."

Linaker graduated from New York University and acted in supporting roles on Broadway before signing a film contract with Warner Bros..

She later taught in the film studies department at Keene State College in New Hampshire from 1980 to 2006.

From the 1960s to her death, unbeknown to most, Mrs. Phillips dedicated much of her time supporting the children at Hampshire Country School in Rindge, New Hampshire. Mrs. Phillips volunteered countless hours over the many years as English teacher and drama coach at the very small private school for twice exceptional children whose alumni include Dr. Temple Grandin.

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Born
Jul 13, 1913
Pine Bluff
Also known as
  • Kay Linaker-Phillips
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Pine Bluff
Died
Apr 18, 2008
Keene

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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