Kay Lenz

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Kay Ann Lenz
Kay Lenz in trailer for "Breezy" (1973)
Born(1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)David Cassidy (1977–1982; divorced)
 
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Kay Ann Lenz
Kay Lenz in trailer for "Breezy" (1973)
Born(1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)David Cassidy (1977–1982; divorced)

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

Background[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, the daughter of a producer/commentator father and a model/radio engineer mother, Lenz began working as a child actress, appearing in such television shows as The Andy Griffith Show (under the stage name Kay Ann Kemper), Opie's Group (1967) as well as in stage productions. She made a brief appearance in the film American Graffiti (1973) as one of the girls at the dance. 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lenz was the first wife (1977–82) of singer/actor David Cassidy.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1973American GraffitiJaneas Kay Ann Kemper
1973BreezyEdith Alice Breezerman
1975White Line FeverJerri Kane Hummer
1976Rich Man, Poor ManKate Jordache
1976Moving ViolationCam 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
1981Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmiOdillevoice
1982Fast-Walking'Little' Moke
1983Prisoners of the Lost UniverseCarrie Madison
1983Trial by TerrorKaren Armstrong
1984InfatuationStalked ActressMusic video
1986HouseSandy Sinclair
1987Death Wish 4: The CrackdownKaren Sheldon
1987Stripped to KillDetective Cody Sheenan
1988FearSharon Haden
1988Midnight CallerTina Cassidy
1989HeadhunterKatherine Hall
1989Physical EvidenceDeborah Quinn
1990StreetsSargent
1991Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer SpaceSebastian
1991Reasonable DoubtsMaggie Zombro
1992Falling From GraceP.J. Parks
1992Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo MesaCowlamity Kate Cudster (voice)
1994Trapped in SpaceGillings
1994The TickAmerican Maid (voice)
1995Gunfighter's MoonLinda Yarnell
1997Gun, a Car, a Blonde, AA Gun, a Car, a BlondePeep/Madge
1998Adventures of Ragtime, TheThe Adventures of RagtimeDetective Hill
2003SouthsideClaire Coleman
2007HouseMrs Bradberry
2008NCISConnie Quinn Wheeler
2009Cold CaseHillary Rhodes
2010The CloserMrs Tatem
2011SouthlandNaomi Chester
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLaura Sidle
2014Bones

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kay Lenz". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b Jeannie Park; Michael Alexander (1989-11-20). "After Riding a Lifetime of Ups and Downs, Kay Lenz Hits Her Stride with a Role in Midnight Caller". People. 

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