|Katharine “Kat” Kramer|
Katharine “Kat” Kramer founded Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World to showcase motion pictures that raise awareness about important social issues. In so doing, she is following in the foot steps of her late father, the legendary producer/director Stanley Kramer, who was known for taking artistic and financial chances by making movies about controversial subjects.
Recently, Ms. Kramer premiered the powerful new documentary Teach Your Children Well, which deals with the growing problem of bullying in schools. Previous selections in her screening series have included The Cove, which exposed the slaughter of dolphins in Japan; Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy, about the suffering of elephants in captivity; and Barbra Streisand’s Yentl, which focused attention on women’s equality, and was used as a springboard for a discussion about the widespread sexual abuse of women in the Congo.
As an actress, Ms. Kramer has appeared on stage and screen. She has starred in two popular one-woman shows, The Colors of Myself and Kriss Krossing and won awards for her roles as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. She has also appeared in such films as Hollywood Dreams, Going Shopping, What Just Happened and, recently, Little Fockers. She will also be seen in the upcoming film Katie Q, with Karen Black, Paul Sand and Zack Norman. As a singer, Ms. Kramer is recording Gemstone, an album of Mick Jagger love songs, each as a duet with a different artist who has previously worked with Sir Mick. As a producer, she is developing a web series about the making of her album, titled My Duet with Mick.
Kat has performed special Tributes twice for the Legendary Lily Tomlin. Kramer served on the Dais and opened the program at the Pacific Pioneers Broadcaster’s Awards in February 2012 honoring Tomlin.Kat received a standing ovation with a special musical salute to her mentor with the original parody “Dear Lily Tomlin.”
She most recently sang a heartfelt rendition of “Bless The Beasts And Children” from her father’s landmark film for Tomlin when she was honored with the Hope Award from the PETCO Foundation.
Kramer made her Avalon Hollywood debut with LE PETIT CIRQUE for CIRCUS PAWS in front of a star-studded audience that included Lily Tomlin,Susan Sarandon, Lainie Kazan and Stewart Copeland. She has recorded the new re-imagined version of “Bless The Beasts And Children” that will be released as a single for PAWS and animal-rights organizations.Kat also performed a humorous kitsch version of the song for the PAWS/LA Fundraiser sponsored by Wells Fargo and the PETCO.
Kat previously received the “Compassion Award” from the Braveheart Women and recently sold-out her first workshop with “Meet The Biz” titled “An Evening With Kat Kramer.” She is set to launch “An Evening With A Trailblazer” series along with “Meet The Biz.”
She performed a stand-up routine with at Hard Rock Hollywood to Benefit “Comedy For Caleb” and Kat has been a presenter for LA Comedy Awards twice.She was also a celebrity judge for the LA Music Awards.Kramer was most recently named Entertainer of the Year by the LA Comedy Awards.
As a stage actress, Kat has played the classic roles and won awards as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” Anne Frank in “The Diary Of Anne Frank,” Estella in “Great Expectations,” Lisa in “David and Lisa,” and Saint Joan in “The Lark.”
Ms. Kramer has headlined at awards shows and galas for such luminaries as Robert De Niro,Joe Pesci, and Shirley MacLaine.Ms. Kramer, who is the Godchild/Namesake of screen icon the late Katharine Hepburn,proudly serves as the West Coast representative of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Kat most recently celebrated the 5th anniversary and 5th installment for “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World” by presenting the U.S. premiere of FALLOUT hosted by Lily Tomlin.This was followed by the 6th installment screening of documentary “The Decent One” and most recently presented the 7th installment, “Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain” hosted by Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton.
Ms. Kramer is set to launch her new one-woman show “My Duet With Mick.” In addition, Kat co-stars as Frances Rye and multiple characters in Seasons 3 and 4 of popular webseries “CHILD OF THE 70′s.” She was recently selected for the Advisory Board of the prestigious LA Press Club. A former Miss Golden Globe , Kat resides in Los Angeles.. ###