Played a character named Propensity in the original pilot for Time of Your Life (1988). The network was unhappy with the show, so re-shoots were ordered on the pilot, and Kelly's character was eliminated.
Is an accomplished singer and dancer.
In the August 1969 issue of Playboy Magazine Paula Kelly was the first person to show actual pubic hair in the magazine's history.
She was awarded the 1972 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress for the play, "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Performance for the musical, "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.