at Boston University, 2009
|Born||Sally Clare Kellerman
June 2, 1937
Long Beach, California, United States
|Occupation||Actress, producer, singer, voice-over|
Sally Clare Kellerman (born June 2, 1937) is an American actress and singer known for her role as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the film MASH (1970), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Early life and Career
Sally Clare Kellerman was born in Long Beach, California, to Edith Baine (née Vaughn) and John Helm Kellerman. She attended Hollywood High School, but, after a year at Los Angeles City College, dropped out to enroll in Jeff Corey's acting class.
Within a year, she performed in a production of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, staged by Corey, and featuring Kellerman and classmates Shirley Knight, Jack Nicholson, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake. By 1960, Kellerman was working regularly on television shows, and towards the end of the decade, she joined the newly opened Actors Studio West.
Kellerman already had a recording contract with Verve Records when she was eighteen. After giving a performance in Robert Altman's Brewster McCloud, she recorded her first demo with Lou Adler and then went into the recording studio with arranger and record producer Gene Paige to record Roll With The Feelin, an album for Decca Records. Kellerman also contributed to the musical film Lost Horizon (1973), in which she collaborated with Burt Bacharach, and Andra Willis (Olivia Hussey); the soundtrack was released by Razor & Tie.
In September 2008, Kellerman contributed to the song "I Thought About You" in a duet with singer Ray Brown, Jr. (son of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Brown) on Brown, Jr.'s duets CD titled Friends and Family.
In 2009, Kellerman released her first album since Roll With The Feelin, titled Sally, a jazz and blues album.
Selected television work
Kellerman portrayed psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in "Where No Man Has Gone Before", the second pilot for Star Trek (1966). She also appeared in The Outer Limits (1963) episodes "The Human Factor" with Gary Merrill, and "The Bellero Shield" with Martin Landau, written by Joseph Stefano, Centennial (1978), and in the 1998 Columbo episode "Ashes To Ashes".
- Born in 1937 as per California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California (at www.ancestry.com)
- Sally Kellerman Film Reference bio
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- Kasindorf, Martin (1971-01-05). "Sally Kellerman: An Overnight Success After 14 Years". The Reading Eagle. p. 12. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
- Jesse Hamlin (6 July 2004). "Actress and stage performer who's been there, done that still wants more". San Francisco Chronicle.
- Richard Connema (2004). "Sally Kellerman headlines Teatro ZinZanni". TalkinBroadway.com.
- Official website
- Sally Kellerman at the Internet Movie Database
- Sally Kellerman at MySpace
- Sally Kellerman at Yahoo! Movies