This reference summarizes and overviews the life and career of Katharine Cornell, one of the foremost actresses of the American stage from 1920 to 1960. The book begins with a biography that briefly discusses Cornell's life and achievements. A chronology then outlines the most significant events in her career. The chapters that follow provide detailed information on her stage appearances and radio, film, and television work. The credits, casts, synopses, brief histories, commentaries, and selected critical reviews are included for each of the plays in which she appeared. An extensive bibliography of books, journals, newspaper articles, and reviews provides a list of additional information about Cornell's life and career. Appendices list her awards and honors, the plays and films in which she declined to appear, and works authored by her.