Early in her career, she was billed as Kitty Carlisle, her birth name was Catherine Conn... She worked in the media of that time... RADIO!
Her early movie career included: Murder at the Vanities (1934), and alongside Allan Jones and the infamous Marx Brothers in the classic A Night at the Opera (1935).
It was the small screen that would make Kitty a household name.
In later years, she became an important society maven of New York City, an avid patron and zealous supporter of the performing arts.
Kitty never stopped entertaining. Making her Metropolitan debut on New Year's Eve 1966 in "Die Fledermaus," she joined the touring production the following year.
She appeared in concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and appeared with the Boston Opera Company at one point.
She added stature to a number of summer stock plays including "Kiss Me Kate," "The Marriage-Go-Round" and her husband's "Light Up the Sky."
Returning to Broadway as a replacement for Dina Merrill in the 1983 revival of "On Your Toes," she was later spotted in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) and Six Degrees of Separation (1993).