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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 July 1949Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRickey William Kelman

Mini Bio (1)

Ricky Kelman, best known as a child actor, was born July 6, 1949 in Hollywood, California, USA as Rickey William Kelman. His parents were William Crawford Kelman and Thelma Louise Winegar. A brother, also a child actor, Terry Ross Kelman, was born on November 9, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA. A sister, Sandra, was born on August 1, 1950. Their father worked at various jobs, i.e., dental technician, steel worker, clerk, etc., later becoming a fireman for the LAFD. Their parents were divorced in Los Angeles, California, USA In October 1968. They were remarried in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on August 12, 1979. Kelman was brought to the public's attention at the age of ten by noted Hollywood gossip colonist, Louella Parsons. In her nationally syndicated column she termed Ricky Kelman as one of the charming young men she had ever met. As a child actor he was known for the recurring roles of Randy Towne on The Dennis O'Keefe Show (1959-1960) and Tommy McRoberts on the Our Man Higgins series (1962-1963). He also garnered a lot of national publicity in the role of John Ballantine in the 1962 movie, "Critics Choice," starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Richard William Kelman was licensed to practice law in California, USA, in 1977. He attended law schools at The University of California at Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University. Kelman retired from the practice of law in 2007. He and his wife, Patricia Anne McCourt, have been prominent citizens for many years in Camarillo, California, USA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SAGE STEPS

Spouse (2)

Patricia Anne McCourt (18 September 1982 - present)
Laura S. Bartiome (22 March 1969 - 1973) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Younger brother of Terry Kelman.
At the August 3, 2007 meeting of Der Auspuff (Porsche Club of America - Santa Barbara Region) at the Camarillo Airport Patti McCourt was introduced as a prospective member. She and her husband, Richard Kelman, drove a 2007 Porsche Boxster to the meeting.
In 2014 Ricky Kelman lives in Camarillo, California, USA with his wife, Patricia A. McCourt.
At the age of twelve, Ricky Kelman received a gift of a set of golf clubs from Bob Hope. The clubs had once belonged to Hope's daughter, Nora. Ricky played Hope's son in "A Critics Choice," a Warner Brothers picture co-starring Lucille Ball.
Mr. Richard W. Kelman and Ms. Patricia McCourt publicly support the Casa Pacific Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo, California, USA.

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