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Kate Zbornak-Griffiths is the daughter of Stan and Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls. Kate makes two appearances on the series; first, in the Season 1 episode "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding", then in the season 2 episode - "Son-in-Law Dearest". In Kate's first appearance, she is played by Lisa Jane Persky, in the second by Deena Freeman.*Kate's married name wasn't mentioned on the show.

About Kate[]

In her first appearance in "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?", Kate appears to be in her 20s or early 30s, since her true age has never been revealed. Kate marries a podiatrist named Dennis at the house of her mother, though later they have marital problems, in the episode Son-in-Law Dearest, Dennis was revealed to be unfaithful, although Kate forgave him in the same episode. It is mentioned that Kate and Dennis were trying to conceive a child, this is implied to have become a strain in their marriage. It is mentioned that in her youth Kate was a fan of Paul McCartney.

Her only known sibling is named Michael Zbornak, who is a musician.


  • In "Joust Between Friends" Dorothy mentions that Kate named the family dog Wawa at age two.
  • Kate was a fan of Paul McCartney in her youth and had an overbite.
  • Kate is mentioned by Dorothy as being an interior decorator.
  • Dorothy once described having to climb up many flights of stairs to reach her apartment in New York.
  • Kate may have had a child after making up with her husband, as Dorothy mentions buying a Batman toy for her grandson 'Bobby'. However, this could also be Michael's son with Lorraine.
  • Kate might have had a child by the end of the series as during The Monkey Show Stan and Dorothy at the end say they have grandchildren.