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Kathryn Adams Doty
Born Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn
July 15, 1920 (1920-07-15) (age 89)
New Ulm, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active 1939-1946
Spouse(s) Hugh Beaumont (1942-1974)
Fred Doty (present)

Kathryn Adams Doty (born Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn on July 15, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a retired American actress.

She competed in the national finals of the Jesse L. Lasky radio contest, "Gateway to Hollywood", in 1939, then remained in California begin a film career under the name of Kathryn Adams. One of her most notable roles was as "Mrs. Brown", the young mother in Alfred Hitchcock's 1942 film Saboteur.

Personal life

She married fellow actor Hugh Beaumont (who starred in the TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver) in 1942, with whom she had three children - Hunter, Kristy, and Mark. She later earned a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and had a career as a psychologist. After a divorce from Beaumont in 1974, she married Fred Doty and now resides in her native Minnesota.

Kathryn Adams Doty has written two novels, A Long Year of Silence and Wild Orphan. A Long Year of Silence, set in New Ulm, Minnesota, during World War I, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and winner of the 2005 Midwest Book Award. A third book, Becoming the Mother of Me, describes her life growing up as a minister's daughter and her trip to Hollywood and marriage to Hugh Beaumont.


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