Another veteran actor went to heaven in January 2022, after we lost actress, Kathryn Kates. The actress was best known for her appearance on “Seinfeld” and “Orange Is The New Black”. This article covers details on her husband, her age, and her surviving family members.
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Kathryn Kates Cause Of Death
Actress Kathryn Kates passed away on 22 January 2022. The cause of her death was revealed to be cancer. She kept on fighting a long battle with lung cancer which took her life according to her Reps.
Headline Talent Agency announced the news of her death via Instagram. The post read, “Our mighty @officialkathrynkates has passed away. She will always be remembered and adored in our hearts as the powerful force of nature she was. She loved this craft and had enough patience to fill 10 ships. A true icon. We will miss you.”
A representative of Kathryn told Deadline, “Kathryn has been our client for many years, and we have grown much closer to her in this last year since she knew of her cancer returning. She was always incredibly brave and wise and approached every role with the greatest of passion. She will be greatly missed.”
Upon the news of her passing, tributes began to pour in celebrating her life and her legacy. One user wrote, “The incredible @kathrynjkates passed away. Kathryn Kates was someone I knew via my daughter has worked with her & we kept in touch. I greatly admired her work & she knew it. I told her many times and I’m glad I did – outspoken, true, caring, memorable actress in every part.”
Did Kathryn Kates Leave Behind A Husband?
Yes, Kathryn Kates was married to her husband Steven Lebetkin. The married couple had tied the knots on 4 October 2016. On their third anniversary, Kathryn posted on her Facebook, “Happy #3” in October 2019. On their wedding day, she had posted a picture of herself with a bouquet and wrote, “Here comes the bride…wait for the groom”.
The day after their wedding, Kathryn wrote on her Facebook, “Honeymoon walk on shelter island”. Before her wedding she had announced, “Getting married tomorrow or I would be there! City Hall at noon if you are around then lunch at Wo Hop on Mott street. Bring the baby!”.
About Kathryn’s husband, Steven hailed from Queens, New York but is living in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He attended Jamaica High School. For college, he enrolled at Queens College, the City University of New York where he studied Masters in Music Composition. He also studied Arranger Workshop at Eastman School of Music.
Although Kathryn had addressed a few fellow actors such as Dan Shaked, Tyler Baumann, even FRIENDS actor David Schwimmer as her sons on her Facebook, she doesn’t seem to have any kids in real life.
Kathryn Kates Age
At the time of her death, Kathryn Kates was 73 years old.
Kathryn Kates Family
Moving on to her family, Kathryn Kates was survived by her brother Joshua Kates and her sister-in-law Sue Ann Kates. Her brother has been serving the community as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice. He has been involved in that occupation since May 1995 and retired after 26 years in October 2021.
Talking about her sister-in-law, Sue Ann hailed from New York but currently lives in Lake Worth, Florida with her husband. She attended Dalton School followed by Middlebury College where she studied BA in Political science. She also studied at The Drama Studio.
Formerly, Sue worked as a hand model at T.R.H. Talent Agency and in sales at TALBOTS. She also worked in customer service for TD Bank.
Together Josh and Sue had a son named Ben Kates. Ben lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works as a data analyst at CompassRed Data Labs.
Kathryn also left behind another sister-in-law Gloria Kohl. Gloria currently works as a Psychotherapist at Private Practice in her current residence in Boulder, Colorado. She is also the owner of Gloria Kohl Yoga. Gloria attended Capella University – Masters where she studied Mental Health Counseling-Clinical Psychology.
Moreover, Kathryn also had a sister named Mallory Kates.
How Much Was Kathryn Kates Net Worth?
Kathryn Kates sat on a net worth under $1 million.
She started her career in theatre in Los Angeles after moving from New York in 1974 with The Colony Theater and continued to flourish in off and off-off-Broadway productions right up until the Pandemic. She was the founding member of the acclaimed theatre in Burbank, California.
Kathryn went on to star in several LA Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning shows Trev the Colony, including Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles,” which he co-starred in with Ed Harris. The Colony has grown from a small group of players to a well-known, award-winning, nationally recognized theater, famous for high-quality plays and named in the “Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac” as one of “25 Notable US Theater Companies.”
Her television career included recurring roles on Seinfeld (The “Babka Lady”), Law and Order SVU and Orange is The New Black. Most recently Kathryn appeared in Hunters (opposite Al Pacino) and The Many Saints of Newark. She will also appear in an as-yet-to-be-named series with Judd Hirsch and David Schwimmer.
Kathryn was a graduate of Great Neck North Senior High School and New York University.
Where Was Kathryn Kates Born?
Kathryn Kates was born in New York.
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