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About Kim Richards
Kim Richards is an actress best known for films roles during the 1970's such as "Escape to Witch Mountain", "No Deposit, No Return" and the sequel, "Return from Witch Mountain". Richards will be joining her sister Kyle as cast members of the newest incarnation of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which will be airing on Bravo in October 2010.
Richards was born in Mineola, New York to Kenneth and Sharon Kathleen Richards. Richards has two siblings, Kathy and Kyle who are also actresses.
At the age of four months, Richards appeared in a diaper commercial and would go on to make twenty more before the age of five.
From 1970—1971, Richards starred as Prudence Everett in the television series Nanny and the Professor, with costars Richard Long, Juliet Mills, Trent Lehman and David Doremus. Richards' first role in a television movie was in the 1973 "Alvin the Magnificent".
The next few years brought about appearances in television shows such as, "Here We Go Again", "The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie", "Temperatures Rising", "Emergency!" and "Little House on the Prairie" with Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon.
In 1975, Richards was cast in her first film role as "Tia Malone" in the fantasy flick entitled, "Escape to Witch Mountain" with Donald Pleasence. The following year, Richards appeared in a few episodes of, "Disneyland". She also appeared in the comedy film, "No Deposit, No Return" with Don Knotts. Several more guest starring roles ensued including, "Medical Center", "The Rockford Files" with James Garner, "Police Woman" with Angie Dickinson, "ABC Afterschool Specials", "James at 15" and "Police Story". She also played a child who was murdered in the 1976 John Carpenter film Assault on Precinct 13.
Richards and her sister Kyle both appeared as the daughters of James Brolin in the 1977 film The Car. By 1978, Richards teamed up once again with Witch Mountain co-star Ike Eisenmann for the made-for-television movie Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.
She later starred in the short-lived series Hello, Larry and appeared as a guest on numerous episodes of popular American television shows including Diff'rent Strokes, Alice, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, CHiPs, Magnum, P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard and The Rockford Files.
While in her young adulthood, Richards appeared in the films Meatballs Part II, Tuff Turf and Escape. In addition, she also co-produced Escape along with then-husband G. Monty Brinson. After 1990, Richards went into semi-retirement.
It has been announced that Kim will join her sister Kyle as full cast members of the newest incarnation of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which will be airing on Bravo in October 2010.
Richards has been married twice. Her first marriage was to G. Monty Brinson, with whom she had one daughter, Brooke Ashley, born on February 21, 1986. Richards was then married to Gregory Davis, with whom she had two children, Whitney and Chad. Both marriages ended in divorce. She also has a daughter, Kimberly, with former boyfriend John Jackson.
Richards began dating Maine entrepreneur Todd Jason Voisine in 2009. Voisine has been instrumental in Richards' "comeback career" as she has begun appearing in public more frequently of late.