Kate called the show “so light it would take a week to get to the floor if you dropped it from the ceiling” and it was reported that she was difficult to work with. She left “Charlie's Angels” after the third season.
“I guess I did cause a few problems,” she admitted to People magazine in 1979. W'hat it comes down to is I got tired of them and they got tired of me. I'm glad I've finally been able to hang up the halo.”
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Kate grew up in an upper-middle class family and she attended private schools. She recalled practicing signing her autograph, believing that one day she would become famous.
Kate said she knew she wanted to be an actress when she saw Grace Kelly in “Rear Window.” She told her parents after she graduated that she was moving to New York and then California to become an actress.
“They didn't have any objections,” she told the Chicago Tribune in 1975. “Perhaps because I had originally wanted to leave home when I was 15, but they wouldn't let me do that.”
“I never made a conscious decision to be an actress,” she said in a McCall's magazine article in 1978. “But I knew I wasn't just going to stay in Alabama, go to college, get married and have family. I just knew that.”