Kay Lenz

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Kay Ann Lenz
Kay-lenz-trailer.jpg
Kay Lenz in trailer for Breezy (1973)
Born(1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesKay Ann Kemper
OccupationActress
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)David Cassidy (April 3, 1977 - December 28, 1983; divorced)
 
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Kay Ann Lenz
Kay-lenz-trailer.jpg
Kay Lenz in trailer for Breezy (1973)
Born(1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesKay Ann Kemper
OccupationActress
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)David Cassidy (April 3, 1977 - December 28, 1983; divorced)

Kay Lenz (born March 4, 1953),[1] is an American actress. A former child performer, Lenz has worked primarily in television and has won two Emmy Awards.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Kay Ann Lenz was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a producer/commentator father and a model/radio engineer mother. She began working as a child actress, appearing in such television shows as The Andy Griffith Show (under the stage name Kay Ann Kemper),[why?] Opie's Group (1967) as well as in stage productions. She made a brief appearance in s small role in American Graffiti (1973) as Jane, a girl at a dance.[1] She achieved recognition for her title-role performance as the free spirit who captivates William Holden in Breezy, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Lenz made guest appearances in The Streets of San Francisco, Gunsmoke, MacGyver, McCloud, Cannon, and Petrocelli, and played a lead role in the film White Line Fever (1975) before being cast in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man in 1976, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. She reprised her role for the sequel, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II (1977). Since the 1980s, she has played guest roles in numerous television series.

In 1984 she appeared in Rod Stewart's music video for the song "Infatuation". She won an Emmy in 1989 for Midnight Caller.[3]

Lenz was the first wife of singer-actor David Cassidy. They married on April 3, 1977,[4][3] and divorced on December 28, 1983,[5] She has no children.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1973American GraffitiJaneas Kay Ann Kemper
1973BreezyEdith Alice BreezermanNominated — Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
1974The ABC Afternoon PlaybreakDorieDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Special
1975White Line FeverJerri Kane Hummer
1976Rich Man, Poor ManKate JordacheNominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1976Moving Violation[citation needed]Cam Johnson
1976The Great Scout & Cathouse ThursdayThursday
1977Rich Man, Poor Man Book IIKate Jordache
1978Mean Dog BluesLinda Ramsey
1978The Initiation of SarahSarah Goodwin
1979The PassageLeah Bergson
1981Swan LakeOdilevoice
1982Fast-Walking'Little' Moke
1983Prisoners of the Lost UniverseCarrie Madison
1983Trial by Terror[citation needed]Karen Armstrong
1984InfatuationStalked ActressRod Stewart music video
1984Magnum P.I. (1 episode)
1986HouseSandy SinclairNominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987Death Wish 4: The CrackdownKaren Sheldon
1987Stripped to KillDetective Cody Sheenan
1988Fear[citation needed]Sharon Haden
1988Midnight CallerTina Cassidy3 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1989)
Nominated —Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1990)
1989Headhunter[citation needed]Katherine Hall
1989Physical Evidence[citation needed]Deborah Quinn
1990Streets[citation needed]Sargent
1991Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space[citation needed]Sebastian
1991Reasonable DoubtsMaggie Zombro32 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series (1993)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1992-1993)
1992Falling From GraceP.J. Parks
1992Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo MesaCowlamity Kate Cudster (voice)
1994Trapped in Space[citation needed]Gillings
1994The TickAmerican Maid (voice)
1995Gunfighter's Moon[citation needed]Linda Yarnell
1995Shame II: The SecretGinnyNominated — CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
1997Gun, a Car, a Blonde, AA Gun, a Car, a Blonde[citation needed]Peep/Madge
1998Adventures of Ragtime, TheThe Adventures of Ragtime[citation needed]Detective Hill2002 law & order svu s3/Ep18 Linda Cavanaugh
2003Southside[citation needed]Claire Coleman
2007HouseMrs Bradberry1 episode
2008NCISConnie Quinn Wheeler1 episode
2009Cold CaseHillary Rhodes1 episode
2010The CloserMrs Tatem1 episode
2011SouthlandNaomi Chester1 episode
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLaura Sidle1 episode
2014BonesHarriet White1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kay Lenz profile at". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Kay Lenz Biography". All Media Guide via The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b Park, Jeannie; Michael Alexander (November 20, 1989). "After Riding a Lifetime of Ups and Downs, Kay Lenz Hits Her Stride with a Role in Midnight Caller". People 32 (21). Retrieved 2014-02-11. "...David Cassidy when they married in 1977, just 2½ months after meeting on a blind date." 
  4. ^ Nevada, Marriage Index 1956-2005)
  5. ^ California, Divorce Index 1966-1984

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