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Kim Richards

Kim Richards, once known as The Disney Girl and one of the busiest child actresses in recent Hollywood history, has returned from a long hiatus for her role as Sandy in BLACK SNAKE MOAN. Aside from a few interim performances, she has been on hiatus since the mid-1980s when she left show business to start a family.

Richards comes from a family of thespians. Her sisters are actresses Kyle and Kathy Richards. At age 4, she appeared as Prudence on the early 1970s hit television series NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR and would become a favorite young guest star of episodic television over the next two decades.

Her television credits include appearances on the 1970s and 1980s hit series LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, THE ROCKFORD FILES, POLICE STORY, DIFF'RENT STROKES, ALICE, CHIPS, THE LOVE BOAT, MAGNUM, P.I., THE DUKES OF HAZZARD and THE MISSISSIPPI. In the early 1980s she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for guest appearances in MAGNUM, P.I. and THE MISSISSIPPI.

She became known as The Disney Girl after starring in ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN and appearing in 17 other Disney films. Aside from Haylie Mills, she was the only young actress to be under contract to Walt Disney Studios at the time. As a child star, she had more film credits than prominent childhood actors Coogan and Cooper. She also appeared in more than 300 commercials as a child actress.

Her film credits include: THE BLAIR WITCH MOUNTAIN PROJECT, ESCAPE, TUFF TURF, MEATBALLS PART II, RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN, THE CAR and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. She took a hiatus after appearing in TUFF TURF opposite Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Kim Richards Facts

BirthdaySeptember 19, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceMineola, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Charlie Bartlett
The Running Man
1:00 A.M.
Baby Boom
7:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Xindi
Kindergarten Cop
Rain Man
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