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Kim Richards

Kim Richards was one of the most popular and adorable star child actresses of the 70s. Kim was born on September 19th, 1964 in Mineola, New York to Kenneth L. "Ken" Richards and Sharon Kathleen "Kathy" Dugan. She made her TV commercial debut at four months in a diaper ad. By age four and a half Kim had already appeared in 20 TV commercials. Richards made her television series debut in 1970 on the show "Nanny and the Professor" (1970). Kim later had substantial recurring roles on the TV programs "James at 15" (1977) and "Hello, Larry" (1979). Richards achieved her greatest enduring fame as spunky psychic alien girl Tia in the terrific Disney family feature Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) and its equally solid sequel Return from Witch Mountain (1978). Kim was likewise memorable as an obnoxious little brat who gets brutally killed in John Carpenter's fantastic urban action cult gem Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Among the TV shows Richards has done guest spots on are "Disneyland" (1954), "The Rockford Files" (1974), "Police Woman" (1974), "Little House on the Prairie" (1974), "Family" (1976), "Alice" (1976), "CHiPs" (1977), "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979), "The Love Boat" (1977), "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978), "Project U.F.O." (1978), "Magnum, P.I." (1980) and "Medical Center" (1969). Kim was reunited with her "Witch Mountain" co-star Ike Eisenmann for the hilariously horrible made-for-TV horror howler Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) (TV) (Richards did a delightful career interview for the recent DVD of this film). A very cute kid, Richards grew up to become a strikingly beautiful woman. Kim played more mature adult roles in the mid 80s movies Meatballs Part II (1984) and Tuff Turf (1985) in which Richards gives an especially sexy performance as a teenage gang leader's brash and enticing girlfriend. Richards took a hiatus from acting to raise her four children Brook, Whitney, Chad and Kimberly. After a regrettably lengthy absence from the big screen, Kim Richards made a welcome and triumphant comeback with a fine portrayal of Christina Ricci's bitter estranged mother in the excellent Black Snake Moan (2006). She's the sister of fellow actress Kyle Richards -- they appeared together in The Car (1977) as James Brolin's daughters -- and Kathy Hilton, who is the mother of Paris Hilton. IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders


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Born:
Sep 19, 1964 In Mineola - Long Island - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the series Medical Center 1969-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2015-07-22
Known For
Poster of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Poster of Tuff Turf
Poster of Return from Witch Mountain
Poster of The Love Boat
Filmography
Movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Babs Jensen 2015-07-22
Series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself 2010-10-14
Movie Race to Witch Mountain Tina 2009-03-12
Movie Black Snake Moan Sandy 2006-12-08
Movie Tuff Turf Frankie Croyden 1985-01-11
Movie Meatballs Part II Cheryl 1984-07-27
Series Lottery! Unknown 1983-09-09
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Hello, Larry Ruthie Alder 1979-01-26
Series Diff'rent Strokes Unknown 1978-11-03
Movie Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell Bonnie Barry 1978-10-31
Movie Return from Witch Mountain Tia Malone 1978-03-10
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series James at 15 Sandy Hunter 1977-09-05
Movie The Car Lynn Marie 1977-05-12
Movie No Deposit, No Return Tracy Osborne 1976-02-05
Movie Assault on Precinct 13 Kathy 1976-11-05
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Escape to Witch Mountain Tia Malone 1975-03-21
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Beatrice (child) 1973-04-22
Movie The Incredible, Indelible, Magical Physical, Mystery Trip 1973-02-07
Series Here We Go Again Jan Standish 1973-01-20
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series Temperatures Rising Unknown 1972-09-12
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series Nanny and the Professor Prudence 1970-01-21
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24