Kate Reid
Kate Reid in 1960's film screenshot
Kate Reid
General Information
Birth Name: Daphne Kate Reid
Born: November 4, 1930
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: March 27, 1993(1993-03-27) (aged 62)
Deathplace: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1953–1993
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Lillian Trotter, Ray's Aunt

Kate Reid (born November 4, 1930-died March 27, 1993) played the part of Lillian Trotter, the Aunt of Ray Krebbs, in a total of seventeen episodes in Seasons 6 through 9 of the original CBS-TV Dallas.


Kate played the scheming/domineering mother of Natalie Wood in 1966's This Property is Condemned, although she was only eight years older than the actress. Reid's other film credits include The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968), Pigeons (1971), The Andromeda Strain (1971), A Delicate Balance (1973), Shoot (1976), Equus (1977), Plague (1979), Death Ship (1980), Double Negative (1980), Atlantic City (1980), Circle of Two (1981), Highpoint (1982), The Blood of Others (1984), Heaven Help Us (1985), Death of a Salesman (1985), Fire with Fire (1986), Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), Signs of Life (1989) and Deceived (1991). She played Aunt "Lil" Trotter on Dallas in the early-mid 1980s, as well as appearing in episodes of Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Columbo.


  • Officer of the Order of Canada (1974)
  • ACTRA and Dora Mavor Moore awards (1980 and 1981, respectively)
  • Earle Grey Award (1988)
  • Honorary degrees from York University (1970) and the University of Toronto (1989)


Kate Reid died of brain cancer in Stratford, Ontario, aged 62, in 1993.

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