Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6/23 Robert Conrad Talks with Sally Kellerman - and YOU!

Willowy and Statuesque, two words to describe leading lady Sally Kellerman. Sally studied acting at Actors Studio West with Jeff Corey, Shirley Knight, Dean Stockwell and Jack Nicholson. It was in 1957 when Sally made her film debut in Reform School Girl, in the 1960's, she built up her resume with offbeat performances on TV series such as Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, Slattery's People and It Takes a Thief. In 1968, Sally starred as Dianne Cluney the only surviving victim of Albert DeSalvo's in the Boston Strangler.

It was in 1970 when Sally found her breakthrough role, a role in which she almost turned down due to the script of her character. The role was of Major Margaret "Hot-Lips Houlihan" in Robert Altman's MASH, Sally earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and won a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award and a Golden Laurel Award for her performance.

Sally continued working with Robert Altman in his next film, Brewster McCloud; Sally starred as an adventurous and socially awkward fairy-godmother of Bud Cort. In 1972, Sally starred as a chain-smoking, sex addicted and very angry one night stand of Alan Arkin's in Gene Sak's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring opposite Paula Prentiss and Renée Taylor. In 1976, Sally starred alongside Lauren Hutton and Sissy Spacek in Robert Altman's Welcome to L.A.. It 1980 and Sally starred in Foxes, as Mary, the mother of a young Jody Foster, and in 1986 she starred as the love interest of Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.

In 1994 Sally teamed up with a superstar cast of Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Marcello Mastroianni and Tim Robbins for Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter. Having been in a handful of films, Sally has built up quite the impressive resume, however following a new career in her long-time passion, singing. In 2009 Sally recorded and released her first album since her 1969 debut album 'Rolling With the Feelin', called 'Sally'. Sally has been touring around different parts of her home-state in metropolitan areas of New York City and New Jersey.

Sally still continues to both act in sing in her young years.

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