Birthday: June 2, 1937 (Gemini)
Born In: Long Beach, California, United States
Sally Kellerman was an American actress, voice-artist, author, singer, producer and activist. She arrived in the entertainment industry in the late 1950s, and since then she appeared in over fifty films and several television programs. She first shot to fame in 1970, when she played Major Margaret Houlihan in Robert Altman's comedy war flick ‘M*A*S*H’ and earned an Oscar nomination for her performance. Kellerman garnered further attention with the movies and TV series ‘Back to School’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘90210’ and ‘Maron’. As a singer, she had released a few albums and had also contributed to a number of soundtracks for movies. Born to a piano teacher and a company executive, she grew up as a shy personality and made only a few friends in school. Her passion for acting motivated her to enrol in Jeff Corey's acting class. Within a year, she started acting in stage productions and eventually ventured into the film and television industries as well. Kellerman married twice and had three children.
Also Known As: Sally Clare Kellerman
Died At Age: 84
Spouse/Ex-: Jonathan D. Krane (m. 1980–2016), Rick Edelstein (m. 1970–1972)
father: John, John "Jack" Helm Kellerman
mother: Edith Baine
Born Country: United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females
Died on: February 24, 2022
place of death: Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Notable Alumni: Los Angeles City College
Grouping of People: Actors Studio
U.S. State: California
City: Long Beach, California
education: Los Angeles City College
Sally Kellerman was born on June 2, 1937 in Long Beach, California, USA, to John Helm Kellerman, a company executive, and Edith Baine, a piano teacher. She had an elder sister, Diana.
When she was in the fifth grade, she moved to San Fernando Valley with her family. She studied at Hollywood High School and later attended Los Angeles City College. She also attended Jeff Corey's acting class and went on to appear on stage, in John Osborne's play ‘Look Back in Anger.’
Sally Kellerman debuted before the camera in 1957, when she appeared in the movie ‘Reform School Girl’.
In 1972, she played an aggressive, chain-smoking, sex-addicted lady in Neil Simon's comedy movie ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’. Her next roles included those of an eccentric woman in the road film ‘Slither’ and a lady involved in a deadly plot in the thriller ‘A Reflection of Fear’.
Her later projects in the 1970s, included the movie ‘Verna: USO Girl’ and the made-for-television flick ‘She'll Be Sweet’. From 1978 to 1979, she appeared in the sitcom ‘Centennial’.
She next starred alongside Robert Altman in the 1992 black comedy ‘The Player’. Supporting roles followed in the crime drama ‘Murder She Wrote’, the horror film ‘Mirror, Mirror’ and the comedy ‘Younger and Younger’.
During the 1970s, Sally Kellerman dated guitarist Mark Farner. On May 11, 1980, she married producer Jonathan D. Krane, who later adopted Claire. Kellerman and Krane also adopted twins Hanna Vaughan and Jack Donald. Hanna tragically died in 2016, at the age of 27.
Sally Kellerman died on February 24, 2022, from heart failure at the age of 84. She was at a care facility in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.
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