Kay Johnson

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Kay Johnson’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Kay Johnson

Place Of Birth

USA , American


117 years old

Birth Date

November 28, 1904

Star Sign


Kay Johnson Facts

Child Star?




Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner









1.6m (5'3"")

Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

About Kay Johnson 

Kay Johnson (Catherine Townsend Johnson) is a well-known American screen actress.

She rose to fame for her appearance in several notable films from 1929-1954. Kay Johnson spent her last days in Waterford located in the United States.

Kay Johnson Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Kay Johnson’s net worth?

As per income sources like Forbes and IMDb, the net worth of Kay Johnson was estimated to be around $1.5 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Kay Johnson?

The height of Kay Johnson is 5 ft 4 in (163 cm).

How old was Kay Johnson?

Kay Johnson is born in 1904. However, she died in 1975 due to a heart attack.

Childhood And Education

Kay Johnson (Catherine Townsend Johnson) is born on November 29, 1904. Her birthplace is Mount Vernon, New York located in the United States. Her father's name is Thomas R. Johnson who served as an Architect in the architectural firm named 'Cass Gilbert'. However, there are not many details on her mother or siblings.

Kay Johnson attended Grew Seminary for Young Women College when she was a junior. However, she left it and joined Art University named the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was Kay Johnson’s partner?

Kay Johnson was married to an American film director and actor named John Cromwell on October 7, 1928. The following month, they shifted to California.

The couple adopted their first child in 1938. The duo was later blessed with a son on January 27, 1940; and named him James Cromwell who is a noted American actor now.

However, Kay Johnson got separated from John in 1946 and started staying out of the limelight. They were together for 18 years until they divorced.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 1924, Kay Johnson started her professional acting career with a role as a Helena (robot) in a play for the Theatre Guild's Chicago Production and then acted in 'Beggar On Horseback'. Later, she continued to act in several stage shows namely 'Go West, Young Man', 'The Morning After' (1925), 'One Of The Family' (1925), 'All Dressed Up' (1925), 'No Trespassing' (1926), 'Crime' (1927), and 'A Free Soul' (1928).

In 1930, Kay Johnson acted in over five movies namely as Dorothy Daley in 'The Ship From Shanghai', Victoria in 'This Mad World', Helen Chester in 'The Spoilers', Angela Brooks in 'Madam Satan', Claire Randall in 'Billy The Kid', Katherine Pringle Cassy Wallace in 'Passion Flower'.

From 1931-1934, Kay Johnson acted in famous movies with screen roles namely as Kate Adams in 'The Single Sin' (1931), Anna Turin in 'The Spy' (1931), Mrs. Phyillis Dickson in 'American Madness' (1932), Helen Dawson Fyre in 'Thirteen Women' (1932), Hannah in 'Eight Girls In A Boat' (1934), Bee McCrea in 'This Girl Is Mine' (1934), Norah in 'Of Human Bondage' (1934), Eve Farrington in 'Their Big Moment' (1934), and many more.

Her screen role as Norah in 'Of Human Bondage' gave her immense fame, popularity, and boosted her net worth. This movie was directed by her husband.

From 1935-1939, Kay Johnson impressed the audience with different characters namely as Janet Steveson in 'Village Tale' (1935), Alayne Archer Whiteoak in 'Jalna' (1935), Mrs. Marcia Ward in 'White Banners' (1938), Mrs. Marble Manning in 'The Real Glory' (1939) and many more.

Later, Kay Johnson acted in several movies with notable characters namely as Helena Blake in 'Son Of Fury: The Story Of Benjamin Blake' (1942), Mrs. Mary Ostrander in 'Mr. Lucky' (1943), Jane Clemens in 'The Adventures Of Mark Twain' (1944).

Her final stage performance was for the State of the Union production in 1945 and her final screen appearance was for the movie titled 'Jivaro' (1954).

Kay Johnson’s Hobbies And Interests

Born in Mount Vernon, from an early age, Kay Johnson dreamed to become an actress. Therefore, Kay Johnson left Grew Seminary for Young Women and joined Art University named the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) to pursue a career in acting.

Other Interesting Kay Johnson Facts And Trivia

  • Did you know the full name of Kay Johnson is Catherine Townsend Johnson?
  • Born on November 29, Kay Johnson holds the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
  • Her husband John Cromwell was born on December 23, 1886. His birthplace is Toledo, Ohio located in the United States.
  • Kay Johnson acted in several movies directed by her husband namely 'Of Human Bondage' (1934), 'Village Tale' (1935), and 'Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake' (1942).
  • As per income reports like IMDb and Forbes, the net worth of Kay Johnson was estimated to be around $1.5 million. She earned quite a good money through her successful acting career.
  • Kay Johnson died on November 17, 1975. She left the world due to a heart attack when she was 70-years-old. Kay Johnson (born in Mount Vernon) spent her last days in Waterford, Connecticut located in the United States.

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