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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Katherine Linaker, known professionally as Kay Linaker, Kate Phillips, and Kay Linaker-Phillips (July 19, 1913, Pine Bluff, Arkansas – April 18, 2008, Keene, New Hampshire) was an American actress and screenwriter, who appeared in many B movies during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably Kitty Foyle (1940). Linaker used her married name (Kay Phillips) as a screenwriter, notably for the cult movie hit The Blob (1958). She is credited with coining the name "The Blob" for the movie, which was originally titled "The Molten Meteor".