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Kate O'Mara - Overview

Date of Birth: N/A     Date of Death: Mar 30, 2014
Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom
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Kate O'Mara was an English film, stage and television actress whose most widely known role was on the popular soap opera "Dynasty" (ABC 1981-89) as Caress Morrell, the conniving sister of Alexis Colby. Born Frances Meredith Carroll on March 30, 1939, O'Mara was the daughter of John F. Carroll, who served as a flying instructor for the Royal Air Force, and Hazel Bainbridge, an actress. O'Mara initially attended art school after finishing boarding school, but she cut her education short when she decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a full-time actress. Her acting career began slowly, with a few small roles in films and guest appearances on television shows like the medical soap opera "Emergency - Ward 10" (ITV 1957-1967). In 1963, O'Mara made her stage debut in a production of "The Merchant of Venice" as Shylock's daughter Jessica. Horror aficionados first discovered her in a pair of films from Hammer Studios: "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) and "The Horror of Frankenstein" (1970). For the better part of the 1970s, she jumped back and forth between the... Read More
2012
Last on-camera appearance on "Benidorm" (ITV)
2012
Last on-camera appearance on "Benidorm" (ITV)
1995
Played Jackie Stone in "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC 1)
1995
Played Jackie Stone in "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC 1)
1986
Played Cassandra Morrell in "Dynasty" (ABC)
1986
Played Cassandra Morrell in "Dynasty" (ABC)
1985
Cast as The Rani in "Doctor Who" (BBC 1)


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