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 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), and Tommy McRoberts on the Our Man Higgins (1962) series. He also garnered a lot of national publicity in the role of John Ballantine in the 1962 movie Critic's Choice (1963), 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.