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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 September 1964Mineola, New York, USA
Birth NameKimberly Richards
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kim was born September 19, 1964 in Mineola, New York, to Kathleen Mary (Dugan) and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. She is of Irish, English, and Welsh descent. Kim 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 16 (1977) and Hello, Larry (1979). Richards achieved fame as 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 also played 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 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (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) (Richards did a career interview for the recent DVD of this film). Kim played more mature adult roles in the mid 80s movies Meatballs Part II (1984) and Tuff Turf (1985) in which Richards gives a performance as a teenage gang leader's brash girlfriend. Richards took a hiatus from acting to raise her four children Brook, Whitney, Chad and Kimberly. After a lengthy absence from the big screen, Kim Richards made a welcome 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

Spouse (2)

Gregg Davis (1989 - 1991) (divorced) (2 children)
G. Monty Brinson (27 July 1985 - 1988) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Older sister of Kyle Richards. Younger half-sister of Kathy Hilton.
Father: Ken, who died in 1998. Mother: Kathleen, or Kathy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the same year. They separated in 1972.
Is contemplating returning to acting now that her youngest child Kimberly is in school.
Sister-in-law of Rick Hilton
Made her acting debut in a diaper commercial when only four months old.
Made 20 TV commercials before she was even four and a half years old.
Richards current boyfriend, Maine entrepreneur Todd Jason Voisine, has been instrumental in Richards' "comeback career" as she has begun appearing in public more frequently of late. They met in 2009.
Daughter of Kathy Richards and Ken Richards.
Attended Imperial High School in Imperial, CA, class of 1983.
Daughter with first husband G. Monty Brinson: Brooke Brinson (b. February 21, 1986).
Daughter with second husband Gregg Davis: Whitney Davis (b. March 16, 1990).
Son with second husband Gregg Davis: Chad Davis (b. May 26, 1991).
Daughter with ex-boyfriend John Jackson: Kimberly Jackson (b. August 23, 1995).
Her mother was of Irish descent. Her paternal grandparents were from Newfoundland, Canada, and had Welsh and English ancestry.
Moved to Arizona to be with mother, who had breast cancer. [2001]
Appearing in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010), prompting the question of whether there are really "housewives" in Beverly Hills. [October 2010]
Was engaged to commodities salesman John J. Collett (whom she met at an AA meeting) at the time of his murder on October 28, 1991. Collett, 29, was gunned down by a hit man outside a San Fernando Valley deli in what may have been a business scheme gone horribly wrong.
First husband G. Monty Brinson was heir to a supermarket franchise. Second husband Gregg Davis was the son of billionaire oil and entertainment mogul Marvin Davis. Richards met aircraft parts supplier John Jackson in 1992 when the mother of her late fiancé John J. Collett sold Collett's Harley-Davidson motorcycle to Jackson.

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