Career. Kathy Baker made her first break in theatre by appearing in the infamous Magic Theatre in San Francisco where she played opposite such luminaries as Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers and James Stewart. From there she went on to play different characters in numerous more well known plays including Something For Nothing, My Fair Lady and A Few Good Men. Her major break came in the equally successful movie version of A Few Good Men, where she played the starring role alongside Goldie Hawn. After that she appeared in the films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Kathy Baker was probably named after the city where she was actually born – Kansas City. She was given her full name, Kay Baker, in honor of the family that once lived there. She was a bright student who excelled at debate in school but did not have the inclination towards music which was passed down to her from her father. She dropped out of school after only one year.
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Kathy was working as a dishwasher in a San Francisco hotel when the World War II broke out and she was interned in concentration camps. She was one of hundreds of women who were put to work as a dishwasher in the Pacifica camp near Sutro and the prison camp located at Hunter’s Point in San Diego. It was while she was incarcerated in mid-wartime that Baker began to write. At the age of twenty-four she was composing songs as a way to escape the daily monotony of incarceration. Although her family had been notified of her impending release from prison, they were not permitted to see her for fear that she would be tempted back into crime.
Kathy Baker was forty when her friend and fellow artist Mandy de Waal, a French-born artist, took her in as a lodgework while staying with them in Paris. She composed twelve songs which she performed before de Waal’s family. Two of these songs were recorded by jazz vocalist Louis Armstrong and he would later feature them on his album ‘I’ve Grown Up’. It was then that Kathy Baker became known as Mandy de Waal because she looked similar to the woman that he had worked with in Paris.
Baker began to find her voice when she was thirty-one and after a few years of steady work she decided to get into writing full time. She has had eleven Nieces and nephews that she has produced CDs of as well as numerous screenplays. Most of her scripts have been filmed by Hollywood but she has written three books which have gone through all the publishing process from manuscript to final publication. Her latest book is entitled: ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’.
Kathy Baker has had numerous playing parts in both the theatre and television industry in her many varied plays and characters. She has appeared on screen both times as a love interest for Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and in two episodes of Lost. She also appeared on Broadway in one of her earlier Broadway appearances as Mrs. Bluth. She has also spent a number of years on the television series Doctors. There are a number of other television shows that will be feature Baker in the near future including an episode or two for a popular soap opera in the United States, due to air sometime in 2021. American television audiences will no doubt be enjoying Kathy Baker’s role as a leading character actress.