Kay Freestone

Trish Van Devere

EPISODE 43


Columbo Villains -  Kay Freestone

Last Words to Columbo: "Doesn't Matter"



In 'Make me Perfect Murder' Kay Freestone (played by Trish Van Devere) is a West Coast TV executive whose boss, Mark McAndrews, is also her secret lover. When he gets promoted to a position in New York, he dumps her - and even denies her the job he's leaving. Her consolation prize is a new Mercedes. She's more interested in the gun he drops on the bed - after he jokingly invites her to shoot him. Joking or not, she takes him up on it. Later, he's found shot to death in his office.
Trish Van Devere is an American actress best known for her work in film and television during the 1970s and 1980s. She was born Patricia Louise Dressel on March 9, 1943, in Tenafly, New Jersey. Van Devere began her acting career on the stage, appearing in numerous Broadway productions in the 1960s. She made her film debut in the 1970 movie "Where's Poppa?" and went on to appear in several other films during the decade, including "One is a Lonely Number" and "The Last Run." In 1972, Van Devere married actor George C. Scott, with whom she appeared in several films, including "The Day of the Dolphin" and "The Savage is Loose." The couple remained married until Scott's death in 1999. Van Devere also had a successful television career, appearing in numerous TV shows during the 1970s and 1980s. She had recurring roles in the TV shows "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Trapper John, M.D.," and also appeared in the TV movies "The Man Who Could Talk to Kids" and "The Hearst and Davies Affair."