Katherine (Kate) Woodville (4 December 1938 – 5 June 2013; age 74) was an English actress who was quite prolific during the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in a number of movies and guest-starring in several television series, including Mission: Impossible (1968 with Joseph Campanella), the Kung Fu episode "The Gunman" (with Andrew Prine), the World War II TV miniseries The Rhinemann Exchange (1977 with Stephen Collins, Rene Auberjonois, John Hoyt, and Jeremy Kemp), and Days of our Lives (1977). The murder of her character in the first episode of The Avengers was the driving force of the first year, and the reason for the title. She married The Avengers star Patrick Macnee in 1965, but they divorced four years later. She later married Edward Laurence Albert in 1978 and they remained married until his death in September 2006. Katherine passed away on June 5 after a decade-long battle with cancer. She was 74.
Born: 12/4/1938, London, England, U.K.
Died: 6/5/2013, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Katherine Woodlville’s westerns – actress:
The Virginian (TV) – 1970 (Vanessa MacKenzie)
Kung Fu (TV) – 1974 (Nedia Chamberlain)
Posse – 1975 (Mrs. Cooper)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1978 (Bess Bevins)