Kitty Carlisle Hart

Actor, Singer, Game-show panelist
Although she practically made a career in middle age as one of the ever-curious panelists on the primetime, daytime and syndicated versions of the game show "To Tell the Truth" during the 1950s, 60s, 70s and even a ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Broadway Legends 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Greta Garbo: A Lone Star 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Kitty Carlisle Hart: My Broadway Memories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

People's Century: 1900-1999 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lives of Lillian Hellman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Randall: Center Stage 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Porgy and Bess: An American Voice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Oscar Levant: Brillant Shadow 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Absence Stronger Than Presence 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Groucho Marx 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Bannister (Actor)

To Tell the Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Masters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembering Bing 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: George Gershwin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Placido Domingo 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Radio Singer (Actor)

To Tell the Truth 1969 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

A Night at the Opera 1934 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

Complicated Women (TV Show)

Actor

Die Fledermaus (TV Show)

Actor

George Gershwin Remembered (TV Show)

Actor

Here Is My Heart (Movie)

Princess Alexandra (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Murder at the Vanities (Movie)

Anne Ware (Actor)

She Loves Me Not (Movie)

Midge Mercer (Actor)

Biography

Although she practically made a career in middle age as one of the ever-curious panelists on the primetime, daytime and syndicated versions of the game show "To Tell the Truth" during the 1950s, 60s, 70s and even a brief 1990 revamp, Kitty Carlisle actually enjoyed a successful stage career before and during her question-posing days. She also made a brief try at film stardom in the 30s, and performed very occasionally in movies and TV over the decades. In recent years, though, Carlisle has done her most important work at charity events and in arts administration, serving as chair of the New York State Council of the Arts for 20 years.

Relationships

Joseph Conn

Father
died c. 1926

Hortense Conn

Mother
German Jew

Moss Hart

Husband
married from August 10, 1946 until his death in 1961

Cathy Hart

Daughter
born c. 1949

Christopher Hart

Son
born c. 1948

EDUCATION

London School of Economics

also attended private schools in London, Paris and Rome

Theater de l'Atelier

Paris
studied under Charles Dullin

Chateau Mont-Choisi

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

1996

Left position as chair of the New York State Council on the Arts in January

1993

Again returned to features with a supporting role in "Six Degrees of Separation"

1990

Acted in the TV-movie, "Flowers for Matty"

1987

Returned to features with a brief role as a radio singer in Woody Allen's "Radio Days"

1987

Hosted the PBS concert special, "An Evening with Placido Domingo"

1976

Appointed chair of New York State's Council on the Arts by Governor Hugh Carey

1973

Performed with the Metropolitan Opera's series of operas in Central Park, NYC

1967

Performed with a NY Metropolitan Opera tour of "Die Fledermaus"

1956

Played Katherine in a revival of the Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me, Kate" staged at the New York City Center

1954

Was a panelist on the short-lived ABC game show, "What's Going On?"

1954

Returned to Broadway in "The Anniversary Waltz"

1948

Last NYC stage appearance for a number of years, "The Rape of Lucretia", as Lucretia; thereafter took time off from her career to have and raise her children by Moss Hart

1943

Last feature film appearance in over 40 years, the all-star wartime fundraising variety revue, "Hollywood Canteen"

1942

Returned to features in "Larceny with Music", in which she was again teamed with Jones

1939

Toured with a summer stage company of "A Successful Calamity"; also performed on tour with "Tonight or Never", which she repeated in 1946

1936

Returned to the New York stage in "White Horse Inn" and "Three Waltzes"

1935

Performed in best-known feature film, "A Night at the Opera", a Marx Brothers vehicle in which she was teamed opposite Allan Jones; was her last feature film appearance for eight years

1933

Broadway debut, "Champagne Sec"

1932

Stage career began when she toured with a company of the hit Broadway operetta, "Rio Rita"

Was a panelist on a syndicated version of the game show, "To Tell the Truth"

Was a panelist on the CBS primetime (and also daytime, from June, 1962 till September, 1968) game show, "To Tell the Truth"

Toured in one-woman shows "My Life on the Wicked Stage" and "My Broadway Memories: An Evening with Kitty Carlisle Hart"

Appeared as a panelist on the NBC daytime revival of the game show, "To Tell the Truth"

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2000

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