Who is Kim Richards?
Kim Richards is an American actress and reality TV star. She is best known for her roles as a child actress in films like Escape to Witch Mountain and her being part of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Mineola, New York, United States
Kim Erica Richards was born to Kathleen and Kenneth Edwin Richards. Her sisters are actress Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton, the mother of Nicky and Paris Hilton. Kathy Hilton is her half-sister.
In 1985, Richards married Monty Brinson, a supermarket heir and poker player. They had a daughter. In 1988, they divorced, and Kim would marry Gregg Davis, the son of Marvin and Barbara Davis. They had two kids. In 1991, the couple divorced.
After this, she dated John J. Collett, John Jackson, with whom she had a daughter, and Wynn Katz. The actress also has two grandsons.
Kim Richards started acting very young. Her first appearance on television took place when she was a baby. It was for a commercial.
Between 1970 and 1971, Kim Richards had a leading role in Nanny and the Professor, where she played Prudence Everett. After this, she got roles with Disney. She would appear in Disney films like Escape to Witch Mountain, Return from Witch Mountain, and No Deposit, No Return. She would also appear in Disney series like Whiz Kid Capers, two television movies.
Alongside her sister Kyle Richards, Kim appeared in The Car in 1977. They played sisters in this thriller. In 1976, she was in Assault on Precinct 13, and in 1978, she was in Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.
Between 1979 and 1980, she starred in Hello, Larry, a television series. From this point, Kim Richards would appear in series like Emergency!, Diff’rent Strokes, Alice, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, CHiPs, Magnum, P.I., James at 16, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Rockford Files, and Little House on the Prairie. Her sister Kyle would also appear on Little House on the Prairie.
In 1984, she was in Meatballs Part II. The following year, she appeared in Tuff Turf.
In 2006, the actress got a supporting role in Black Snake Moan. In 2009, she had a cameo in Race to Witch Mountain as a nod to her character Tia who appeared in the original films.
In 2010, Kim became part of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside her sister Kyle Richards. She stayed with the series as a full-time member for five seasons and was let go due to personal difficulties. However, she held a guest star spot in seasons 6, 7, 9, and 10.
Other cast members seen in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills include Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Paul Kemsley, Mauricio Umansky, Harry Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, Delilah Hamlin, Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd, Yolanda Hadid, Brandi Glanville, Eileen Davidson, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Joyce Giraud and Kathy Hilton.
In 2018, she appeared in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
Kim Richards dated salesman John J. Collett, who was involved in a shady financial situation. In 1991, he was assassinated by a hitman while talking to Kim on the phone.
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