Today, Kate died at the age of 74.
Her name was Frances Carroll but she took the name Kate O'Mara in the 1960s. As it should happen, I got that name about the same time, however it was my parent's that chose it.
When I was young, my friends teased me after watching some of the B movies the other Kate had done: Frankenstein and Dracula were popular for those of us who hung out together on Sunday afternoons to watch Elvira.
She was a vegetarian and an animal activist. I am a vegetarian and I love my dogs. She was an actress who also wrote books. I am a writer and a natural ham-bone with a few extra parts under my belt. The similarities are quite amazing.
But before this goes too far, I'd like my friends and family to know, I'm alive and well, despite what you might read on the internet. I'm alive!
Kate O'Mara is alive!
For more information about the other Kate and her career: