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Jillian Kesner (1949–2007)

Sunny, dynamic and beautiful slender blonde actress Jillian Kesner was born on August 9, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up primarily in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Navy officer. Jillian received a B.A. in business from a Colorado university in 1967. In 1969 Kesner moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as a model prior to ... See full bio »

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Mork & Mindy
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The Student Body
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 1997 Inferno
 1996 Subliminal Seduction (TV Movie)
 1992 Roots of Evil
 1989 Jaded
 1989 Beverly Hills Vamp
 1987 Moon in Scorpio
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
- A Child Is Missing (1983) ... Crystal
 1982 Trick or Treats
 1982 Raw Force
Cookie Winchell (as Jillian Kessner)
 1982 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Judi Marino
- Metamorphosis - The TV Show (1982) ... Judi Marino
 1981 Firecracker
Susanne Carter
 1981 Three's Company (TV Series)
The Sister
- The Not-So-Great Imposter (1981) ... The Sister
 1979 Co-ed Fever (TV Series)
- Battle of the Sexes (1979) ... Melba
- Mousie's Turn (1979) ... Melba
- Pilot (1979) ... Melba
- Mid-Term Panic (1979) ... Melba
- Goodbye, Mrs. Selby (1979) ... Melba
 1979 The Ropers (TV Series)
Linda Graham
- The Other Man (1979) ... Linda Graham
- Your Money or Your Life (1979) ... Linda Graham
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Lily Showalter
- No Fault Affair (1979) ... Lily Showalter
 1978 Starhops
 1977 Evil Town
Dorothy - Head Nurse
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Paula Clark
- Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker (1977) ... Paula Clark
 1976-1977 Happy Days (TV Series)
Lorraine / Patty Petralunga
- Marion Rebels (1977) ... Lorraine
- Fonzie the Superstar (1976) ... Patty Petralunga
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Lady in swimsuit
- Bull's Eye (1976) ... Lady in swimsuit
 1976 The Student Body
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- Portrait of Evil (1975) ... Cindy (uncredited)
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Miss California
- The Steel-Plated Security Blanket (1975) ... Miss California
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Billboard Advertisements for "Tahitian Tan" (1980s)

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Alternate Names:

Jillian Kenser | J. Kesner | Jillian Kesner-Graver | Jillian Kessner

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With her husband, director Gary Graver, she worked to preserve the legacy of Orson Welles. Gary Graver worked on many movies with Welles. The couple had been piecing together footage Gary shot in the 1970s for Welles' unfinished film "The Other Side of the Wind". They had hoped to complete and release it. See more »

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