Who is Roz Kelly?
Roz Kelly was born in Mount Vernon, New York State USA, on 29 July 1943 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who is perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Carol ‘Pinky’ Tuscadero in the comedy musical series “Happy Days”, which starred Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Marion Ross, and which is about the Cunningham family surviving the ‘50s with the help of the superhuman Fonzie. The series aired from 1974 to 1984, and was a huge hit as it won 16 awards including three Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 19 other awards. For her performance, Roz was nominated for a TV Land Award for Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good.
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What happened to her and where is she now?
Roz retired from acting in 1998, and has since been leading everything but a peaceful life. She was arrested on 29 November 1998, because after the neighbor’s car alarm woke her up, she fired a shotgun into their living room window – she also fired at the neighbor’s car and hit another car. She was put on three-year probation and was ordered to see a psychiatrist. She was arrested again on 20 August 2000 after attacking her ex-boyfriend in the street with her cane, and was on 27 October sentenced to spend four months in jail, however, as she had already spent nearly 100 days in jail waiting for the verdict, so was released.
Roz has since been staying away from the media’s attention.
Early life and education
Roz was raised an only child in Mount Vernon, by her father who was a car mechanic and her mother who was a housewife.
She grew up reading girly magazines with her peers, and dreaming about becoming a model. Roz spent most of her free time playing with dolls and gossiping about boys, and upon enrolling at a local high school, she started playing sports and also became interested in acting.
Roz matriculated from high school in 1961 and then started working to financially support herself while occasionally attending auditions for roles in movies and TV series – it wasn’t until 1968 that she got to launch her acting career, after being cast to appear as The Photographer in the comedy drama movie “Greetings”, which starred Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro and Gerrit Graham, and which follows three friends and their desire for love and for knowing the truth.
Roles in movies
In 1969, Roz played The Little Girl in the comedy “Utterly Without Redeeming Social Value”, and the following year she had the supporting role as Eleanor in the comedy “The Owl and the Pussycat” starring Barbra Streisand, George Segal and Robert Klein, and which follows an author who starts dating his neighbor who is a prostitute.
In 1971, Roz was cast to appear in two movies: she played The Girl in Park in the comedy drama “You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll Lose That Beat”, and she also portrayed Roz (not herself) in the comedy “Okay Bill” written and directed by John G. Avildsen.
The year 1973 saw her play one of the lead characters Gilda in the drama “The Female Response”, but which failed to attract much attention, and in 1974 she portrayed Astrabeth Birdie in the romantic war drama “There Is No 13”, both written and directed by William Sachs. In 1977, she was Flaps in the crime horror mystery “Curse of the Black Window”, and her following role came two years later, when she was invited to play the supporting character Doreen Reese in the comedy drama “Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill”.
In 1980, she appeared as Virgina Trickwood in the comedy “Murder Can Hurt You!”, and three of her final roles in movies before retiring from acting were in the horror thriller “New Year’s Evil” portraying Diane Sullivan also in 1980, the animated historical drama “American Pop” in which she voiced Eva Tanguay and the comedy fantasy horror “Full Moon High” written and directed by Larry Cohen in which she played Jane, both in 1981.
Roles in TV series
In 1977, Roz guest starred in the episode “Blansky’s Biking Beauty” of the comedy series “Blansky’s Beauties”, and was then invited to appear in four episodes of the critically acclaimed action crime drama “Starsky and Hutch” which starred David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser and which is about two cops who are driving a Ford Gran Torino, and fighting crime with the help of Huggy Bear who is a police snitch – the series won four awards and was nominated for six others, including a Golden Globe.
Roz went on to guest star in two episodes of the action crime drama “Kojak”, and was then appeared in single episodes of both the crime drama mystery “Baretta”, and the adventure series “Sword of Justice”. The year 1979 saw her star as Amy Creavy in the episode “Luke’s Love Story” of the action comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard”, while she was then praised for her performance in the award-winning romantic comedy “The Love Boat” starring Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell and Ted Lange, and which won four awards and was nominated for 21 others, including eight Golden Globes.
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In 1980, Roz guest starred in two episodes of the popular action adventure crime series “Charlie’s Angels”, and three of her final roles in TV series before retiring from acting were in the episode “Sweet Revenge” of the crime drama mystery “Nero Wolfe” in 1981, two episodes of the adventure comedy drama “Fantasy Island” in 1982, and the episode “Primetime” of the drama “Trapper John, M. D.” in 1983.
Roz is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and avoids sharing details of her past and present affairs with the public, however, there are rumors circulating the internet that she might be a married woman, but no proof has been provided to support these claims. It is known that she was in a long-term relationship with a man during the ‘90s, as he later reported to the police that she attacked him several weeks after he decided to break-up.
There are also rumors circulating the internet about how Roz was married in the 2000s, and that the two divorced after being together for only several months – according to these rumors, Roz was violent towards the man and he filed for divorce. She hasn’t addressed any rumors.
As of September 2020, she is single, apparently has never married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
During her 20s and 30s, Roz was a shopaholic who went shopping for clothes nearly every day, spending most of her money on clothes and make-up. She enjoyed leading a lavish lifestyle, staying at expensive hotels and dining at expensive restaurants.
Summer is still Roz’s favorite season, as she likes the feeling of sun on her skin and is also keen on swimming in the ocean.
She travelled all around the US during her acting career to shoot for her movies and TV series, and she has also had many opportunities to visit several European countries.
Roz is a lover of animals and has several pet cats.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Angelina Jolie, and a few of her favorite movies are “Pulp Fiction”, “Reservoir Dogs” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”.
Age and height
Roz’s age is 77. She has ginger hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of September 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.