Kim Richards

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Kim Richards
Nanny and the Professor Kim Richards 1970.jpg
Kim Richard in a promotional photo in 1971.
BornKimberly Richards
(1964-09-19) September 19, 1964 (age 50)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Occupation

Actress, bbc presenter

television personality
Years active1970–1990; 2002–present
TelevisionThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)G. Monty Brinson
(1985-1988)
Gregg Davis
(divorced)
Partner(s)John J. Collett
(? - 1991; his death)
John Jackson
ChildrenBrooke Brinson
Whitney Davis
Chad Davis
Kimberly Richards
RelativesKyle Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Marvin Davis (former father-in-law)
Barbara Davis (former mother-in-law)
 
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Kim Richards
Nanny and the Professor Kim Richards 1970.jpg
Kim Richard in a promotional photo in 1971.
BornKimberly Richards
(1964-09-19) September 19, 1964 (age 50)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Occupation

Actress, bbc presenter

television personality
Years active1970–1990; 2002–present
TelevisionThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)G. Monty Brinson
(1985-1988)
Gregg Davis
(divorced)
Partner(s)John J. Collett
(? - 1991; his death)
John Jackson
ChildrenBrooke Brinson
Whitney Davis
Chad Davis
Kimberly Richards
RelativesKyle Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Marvin Davis (former father-in-law)
Barbara Davis (former mother-in-law)

Kimberly "Kim" Richards (born September 19, 1964) is an American actress. She is a former child actress, and currently a television personality on the TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kim Richards was born in Mineola, New York on September 19, 1964. Her father was Kenneth E. Richards (1935–1998) and her mother, Sharon Kathleen Dugan (1938–2002).[2][3] They separated in 1972 and her mother later remarried. Her sisters are the actresses Kathy Hilton (from her mother's first marriage) and Kyle Richards (born 1969).[2] She graduated from Imperial High School in Imperial, California in 1983. Socialites Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces, daughters of her half-sister, Kathy. She is of Welsh and Irish ancestry.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Her career began during her childhood in the early 1970s. From 1970–1971, she starred as Prudence Everett in the television series Nanny and the Professor, with costars Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus and Trent Lehman. She also starred in several Disney films, including Escape to Witch Mountain, No Deposit, No Return and Return from Witch Mountain.[6][7] She starred in an episode of Little House on the Prairie as Olga Nordstrom, Laura Ingalls' friend with one leg shorter than the other, whom her Pa fitted with a handmade wooden heel on her shoe that allowed her to run and play normally with the other children.

In 1974 and 1976, she appeared in Disney's Whiz Kid Capers series (The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton and The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper) two television movies which aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. In 1977, she and her sister Kyle both appeared as the daughters of James Brolin in The Car. By 1978, she teamed up once again with Witch Mountain co-star Ike Eisenmann for the made-for-television movie Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell. In the John Carpenter film Assault on Precinct 13, she played a young girl who was brutally murdered when a gang member fired a round into her chest. She later starred in the short-lived series Hello, Larry and appeared as a guest on numerous episodes of popular American television shows including Diff'rent Strokes, Alice, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, CHiPs, Magnum, P.I., James at 16, The Dukes of Hazzard and The Rockford Files.[8][9][10] As a young adult, she appeared in the films Meatballs Part II, Tuff Turf and Escape. In addition, she also co-produced Escape along with then-husband G. Monty Brinson.[11]

In 2006, she appeared in a supporting role as Christina Ricci's estranged mother in Black Snake Moan. She made a cameo appearance in 2009's Race to Witch Mountain, playing a waitress named "Tina," a minor variation from the character "Tia" she played in the 1975 and 1978 films.[6][7][12] Since October 2010, she has starred as a full cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside her sister Kyle.

Personal life[edit]

In July 1985, she married supermarket-franchise heir G. Monty Brinson, who is now a professional poker player.[2] They had one daughter, Brooke Brinson, born in February 1986. The couple were divorced in 1988, and they shared custody of Brooke.[2] She appeared on The World According to Paris in 2011 and currently works as a full-time real estate agent at Hilton & Hyland, for her uncle Richard Hilton.[13][14]

Her second husband was oil heir Gregg Davis, son of oil tycoon and Dynasty inspiration Marvin Davis and philanthropist Barbara Davis.[2][15] The couple produced two children: daughter Whitney [15] and son Chad Davis.,[15] but divorced in 1991.[2]

Richards dated commodities salesman John J. Collett. He was a central figure in a large scam, involving eight thousand elderly investors and nearly $150 million in losses. On October 28, 1991, he was murdered by a hitman outside of Brent’s Deli, located in the San Fernando Valley community of Northridge. The two were speaking on the phone whilst the shooting occurred.[16] The ordeal had a deep impact on Richards, who has opened up and spoken about Collett's murder on an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[17] Additionally, Janis Collett, John's mother, later said: "John’s murder was a devastating tragedy, and Kim was just torn apart. Poor Kim had to identify his body. It was a horrible nightmare for her. I’ve never recovered from the loss, and I don’t think Kim has either."[16]

Later, she was in a long term relationship with aircraft-parts supplier John Jackson. She gave birth to their daughter, Kimberly Richards, in 1995.[15]

Richards has struggled with alcoholism.[2] In December 2011, she entered rehab, and left in early January 2012. In an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim was accused of being on crystal meth by fellow castmate Brandi Glanville, Kim was extremely upset but it was because Richards was taking a combination of prescribed medication that had side effects similar to being inebriated .[18][19][20] Shortly after, she admitted to being an alcoholic.[19][21] She admitted she had been to rehab twice before.[22]

TV and filmography[edit]

YearShowRoleNotes
1970–1971Nanny and the ProfessorPrudence Everett54 episodes
1971The Strange Monster of Strawberry CoveGirlTV movie, uncredited
1971–1976Walt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorGirl, Daphne 'Daffy' Fernald, Sara, Leroy5 episodes
1972The F.B.I.Barbie Ghormley1 episode, "Dark Christmas"
1972Nanny and the ProfessorPrudence Everett
1973Nanny and the Professor and the Phantom of the CircusPrudence Everett
1973The Picture of Dorian GrayBeatrice (as a child)TV movie
1973Here We Go AgainJan Standish13 episodes
1973Alvin the MagnificentTV movie
1973–1977ABC Afterschool SpecialsMissey, Minnow2 episodes
1974Police StoryMelanie1 episode, "The Wyatt Earp Syndrome"
1974The New Temperatures Rising ShowLittle Girl
1974Little House on the PrairieOlga Nordstrom1 episode, "Town Party-Country Party"
1974Benjamin Franklin1 episode, "The Whirlwind"
1974Return of the Big CatAmy McClarenTV movie
1974Emergency!Melissa1 episode, "How Green Was My Thumb?"
1975The Streets of San FranciscoJulie Todd1 episode, "River of Fear"
1975Medical Story1 episode, "Million Dollar Baby"
1975Escape to Witch MountainTia MaloneMajor film
1976SaraMaude1 episode, "Code of the West"
1976The Rockford FilesMarin Rose Gaily1 episode, "The Family Hour"
1976No Deposit, No ReturnTracyMajor film
1976Police WomanKerry McGuire1 episode, "Father to the Man"
1976Medical CenterPenny1 episode, "If Wishes Were Horses"
1976FamilyLaura Richardson1 episode, "Monday is Forever"
1976Special DeliveryJuliette
1976Assault on Precinct 13KathyIndependent film
1977Raid on EntebbeAliceTV movie
1977Police StoryMelanie1 episode, "Stigma"
1977The CarLynne Marie ParentMajor film
1977–1978James at 15/16Sandy Hunter21 episodes
1978Return from Witch MountainTia MaloneMajor film
1978Project UFOAmy Forman
1978Devil Dog: The Hound of HellBonnie BarryTV movie
1979HizzonnerJamie1 episode, "Mizzonner"
1979Fantasy IslandRebecca1 episode, "Cornelios and Alphonse/The Choice"
1979Diff'rent StrokesRuthie Alder3 episodes
1979–1980Hello, LarryRuthie Alder35 episodes
1980Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th AnniversaryHerselfTV special
1981Why Us?Holly SanbornTV short
1982The Love BoatGail, Lilian Gerbert1 episode, "Command Performance/Hyde and Seek/Sketchy Love"
1982CHiPsSheila1 episode, "Tight Fit"
1982AliceLisa2 episodes
1982Magnum P.I.Carrie Reardon1 episode, "Mixed Doubles"
1983Lottery!Valerie
1983The Dukes of HazardNancylou1 episode, "Cooter's Girl"
1984The Mississippi1 episode, "Informed Consent"
1984Meatballs Part IICheryl
1985Tuff TurfFrankie Croyden
1990EscapeBrooke Howser
2002The Blair Witch Mountain ProjectTia MaloneTV short
2006Black Snake MoanSandy
2009Race to Witch MountainTina
2010–presentThe Real Housewives of Beverly HillsHerself93 episodes
2013Stars in DangerHerselfTV special
2014G.U.Y.HerselfMusic video by Lady Gaga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bravo TV: Kim Richards - Bio
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Heartbreak for Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards as one of her children is placed on a psychiatric hold, The Daily Mail, September 6, 2013
  3. ^ Casablanca, Ted (23 March 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ancestry of Paris Hilton". Wargs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Kyle Richards - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Drama in the City - Blog". Bravotv.com. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  6. ^ a b Vancheri, Barbara (March 13, 2009). "Primer for previous 'Witch' versions". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  7. ^ a b Lang, Derrick J. (March 16, 2009). "'Witch Mountain' gets a 21st-century makeover". Reading Eagle. 
  8. ^ Jerry Buck, 'Country's McLean Stevenson Always Top Ten Gets His New TV Series', in The Robesonian, February 7, 1979 Google News
  9. ^ Howard Rosenberg, 'Hello McLean Stevenson', in The Los Angeles Times, January 26, 1979
  10. ^ Howard Rosenberg, 'McLean Stephenson: Rejection doesn't bother him--he's used to it', The Spokesman-Review, Google News
  11. ^ "Escape". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ Hollywood Reporter Two 'Witch Mountain' vets return: Actors who played kids in original are back for the remake 29 April 2008 Retrieved 30 April 2008
  13. ^ imdb: Brooke Brinson
  14. ^ Hilton & Hyland: Brooke Brinson
  15. ^ a b c d Jenny McGrath (November 15, 2012). "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Who Is Kim Richards' Ex-Husband?". Wetpaint.com. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  16. ^ a b "RHoBH’s Kim Richards’ fiance John Collett murdered over $150 million scam". Starcasm.net. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  17. ^   (2010-11-04). "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills Housewife Kim Richards' Fiance Was Murdered!". Wetpaint.com. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  18. ^ Liz Raftery; Aili Nahas (January 9, 2012). "Kim Richards Leaves Rehab". People. 
  19. ^ a b Kindelanm, Katie (January 27, 2012). "‘Housewives’ Kyle Richards Reveals What Sent Kim to Rehab". ABC News. 
  20. ^ Chen,, Joyce (January 18, 2012). "Kim Richards feeling 'phenomenal' after rehab". New York Daily News. 
  21. ^ Brian Orloff (January 26, 2012). "Kim Richards Admits, 'I'm an Alcoholic' on Real Housewives Reunion". People. 
  22. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 22, 2012). "Kim Richards: I'm Trying to Reconnect With My Kids After Rehab". US Weekly. 

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