• Roz Kelly is a veteran American actress known for her portrayal of Pinky in "Happy Days"
• She grew up in a Jewish and Irish family and was raised as an only child
• She enjoys extravagant shopping and spending time on beaches as well as reading, writing poetry and sewing
• Kelly's career started as a Staff Photographer for New York Magazine and expanded to movies and TV shows, winning a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Actress
• She has an estimated net worth of over $5 million in 2021
Roz Kelly is a veteran American actress, who gained recognition for her beautiful physical appearance, and her works in several films and TV series, including “Happy Days” in which she portrayed Pinky.
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Roz Kelly was born in Mount Vernon, New York State, USA, on 29 July 1943 under the Leo zodiac sign, making her 78 years old as of late 2021. She was born into a Jewish and Irish family – her father worked as a car mechanic, while her mother was a housewife – her parents’ names are not available on the internet. She grew up longing to become a model, and was fond of reading girly magazines with her friends.
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The New Yorker actress grew up very social despite being raised as her parent’s only child, and was often seen playing with dolls, together with her peers.
When she was enrolled into high school that was near her hometown, she became very physically active, and joined several sports teams; she also became interested in acting here. Upon her matriculation in 1961, Roz didn’t join a college, but instead started working and going for several auditions to try out her luck.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Roz liked going for extravagant shopping sprees during her 30s, and would spend heavily on make-up and clothes. She would also dine at expensive restaurants, and loved staying in expensive hotels.
She likes basking on beaches especially during the summer, and also enjoys swimming.
The famed actress is an animal lover, who has several pet cats.
She is often seen visiting many American and European destinations for leisure and work.
During her free time, Roz enjoys watching films and TV series – her favorite entertainers are John Travolta, Angelina Jolie and Bruce Willis, and her best-loved films are “Lara Croft:Tomb Raider” and “Pulp Fiction.”
She also enjoys reading, and has a large collection of novels and other books.
Kelly also likes writing poetry and sewing, which according to her calms her nerves.
Before she pursued professional acting, Roz worked for New York Magazine as one of their Staff Photographers. She took photographs of many socialites and celebrities, including Leonard Cohen, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix among many others. She has had the opportunity of working with other skilled photographers, such as Diane Arbus.
Kelly launched her acting career in 1968 at the age of 25, when she appeared in the comedy film “Greetings” as The Photographer, which starred Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham and Jonathan Warden.
In the years that followed, she was seen in “Utterly Without Redeeming Social Value,” before she assumed the supporting role of Eleanor in “The Owl and the Pussycat,” which starred Robert Clein and George Segal. 1971 saw her featuring in the comedies “Okay Bill” and “You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll Lose That Beat.” In 1973, she played her first major role as Gilda in the drama “The Female Response”, before appearing in “There Is No 13” war film in 1974. She ended the decade with three appearances, including in the film “Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill.”
In 1980, she landed the role of Virginia in the film “Murder Can Hurt You!”, and later appeared in her last three films entitled “New Year’s Evil” (1980), “Full Moon High” (1981), and the animated film “American Pop” in which she lent her voice to Eva Tanguay.
Appearance in TV Shows
Roz made her TV show debut in 1976, with the major role of Carol aka Pinky in “Happy Days,” which marked her career breakthrough. Her fame saw her assigned a guest role in an episode of “Blansky’s Beauty”, before she featured in “Starsky and Hutch” critically acclaimed and award-winning drama; it was nominated for a Golden Globe and six more awards. In 1978, she featured in the “Kojak” crime drama and “Baretta” drama mystery series’. The following year saw her appearing in two shows, which included “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
In 1980, she featured in the “Charlie’s Angels” action adventure film, before appearing in her last three shows, 1981’s “Nero Wolfe,” “Fantasy Island” in the year that followed, and 1983’s “Trapper John, M.D.” drama.
Roz is credited with a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical’s Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Actress.
Personal Life and Controversies
Roz has remained very secretive regarding her personal life, and hasn’t shared many details of her previous and current affairs with the public. There are several rumors revolving around her love life, and it’s rumoured that she might be married, which she hasn’t confirmed. Some sources reveal that she was dating a mysterious man in the ’90s, but broke up several years later because she became very abusive, and attacked him a couple of times when he told her that he wanted to break-up with her.
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Other sources state that Roz was married in the early 2000s, but they divorced a few months later. Rumors have it that she was very violent towards her husband too, who filed for divorce. She hasn’t addressed the allegations though, and as of 2021, she has no children and isn’t married.
Kelly was taken into custody on 29 November 1998, for firing into her neighbor’s house’s living room, after she was woken-up by a car alarm. Luckily, no one was injured since no one was in the house at that time. However, she shot into two nearby vehicles including that of her neighbor; she pleaded no contest after being charged, which saw her receiving three-years probation in October 2000, and ordered to pay restitution, and go for psychiatric counselling.
She appeared again before a judge on 27 October 2000, after she was charged with attacking a man with a cane, and was ordered to serve four months in jail after she pleaded ‘no contest.’ However, the court lowered her sentence to 98 days, since she had already spent time locked-up awaiting her sentencing.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Kelly is 5ft 7ins (1.70 m) tall and weighs approximately 143lbs (65kg). She is of the White ethnicity, and has a fair skin tone with hazel eyes and long black hair.
Kelly isn’t retired despite her advanced age, and continues to accumulate a hefty net worth from her acting assignments. She has featured in many successful films and shows, and her wealth is estimated at over $5 million as of late 2021.