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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 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 16 (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 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 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

Spouse (2)

G. Monty Brinson (27 July 1985 - 1988) (divorced) (1 child)
Greg Davis (198? - 199?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (17)

Older sister of Kyle Richards. Younger halfsister 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.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 21, a daughter Brooke Ashley Brinson (aka Brooke Brinson) on February 21, 1986. Child's father is her 1st husband, G. Monty Brinson.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a daughter Whitney Davis on March 16, 1990. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Greg Davis.
Gave birth to her 3rd child, a son Chad Davis, with her 2nd husband Greg Davis.
Gave birth to her 4th child, a daughter Kimberly Jackson, with her ex-boyfriend John Jackson.
She has Irish, Welsh, English, and German ancestry.
Moved to Arizona to be with mother, who had breast cancer.
Appearing in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010), prompting the question of whether there are really "housewives" in Beverly Hills. [October 2010]

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