Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 29, 1943
FactPleaded no contest in the car alarm shooting incident; sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, but may be reduced to probation after 90-day diagnostic evaluation. [July 1999]


Roz Kelly is an Australian actress, best known for her role as the tough and tomboyish Pinky Tuscadero on the hit television series Happy Days.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 18, 1944, Roz Kelly was the eldest of four children. Her parents were both schoolteachers. As a child, Roz was very active, participating in a wide variety of sports and hobbies. She began acting in school plays in high school and soon realized that she wanted to pursue a career in acting.

After graduating from high school, Roz Kelly moved to Sydney to pursue her acting career. She landed her first professional acting job in the Australian television series Homicide. She then went on to appear in a number of other Australian television series and films, including Division 4, The Box, and The Sullivans.

In 1974, Roz Kelly moved to the United States to pursue her acting career. She landed her first American acting role in the television series The Rockford Files. She then went on to guest star on a number of popular television series, including Charlie’s Angels, Kojak, and The Love Boat.

In 1976, Roz Kelly landed her most famous role, that of Pinky Tuscadero on the hit television series Happy Days. She played the role for two seasons before leaving the show to pursue other acting opportunities.

After leaving Happy Days, Roz Kelly appeared in a number of films and television series, including The Blues Brothers, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Magnum, P.I. She also had a successful career as a voice actress, lending her voice to a number of animated television series and films, including The Transformers and G.I. Joe: The Movie.

Roz Kelly retired from acting in the early 1990s. In recent years, she has made occasional appearances at fan conventions and other events.

Roz Kelly has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Robert Carradine in 1969. The couple had two children together before divorcing in 1977. Her second marriage was to actor Roger Perry in 1984. The couple remained married until Perry’s death in 2018.

Roz Kelly has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameRoz Kelly
Date Of BirthJuly 29, 1943
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

NominationsTV Land "Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good" Award
MoviesFull Moon High, American Pop, New Year's Evil, Okay Bill, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, The Owl and the Pussycat, Greetings
TV ShowsHappy Days, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I hear that some people think I'm abrasive. I'm just myself. Sure I talk loud once in a while, but that doesn't mean people can chew me up and spit me out.

Facts

#Fact
1Her most famous role was as Fonzie's girlfriend Pinky Tuscadero on Happy Days (1974).
2Jailed for an alleged probation violation (20 August 2000) Arrested in Los Angeles after her ex-boyfriend told police that she hit him on the back with a cane. [August 2000]
3Arrested for shooting up cars and a neighbors apartment after a car alarm went off in the early morning and woke her up. [November 1998]
4Pleaded no contest in the car alarm shooting incident; sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, but may be reduced to probation after 90-day diagnostic evaluation. [July 1999]

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trapper John, M.D.1983TV SeriesMary
Fantasy Island1980-1982TV SeriesDenise / Olivia
Full Moon High1981Jane
Nero Wolfe1981TV SeriesCorey Baylor
American Pop1981Eva Tanguay
New Year's Evil1980Diane Sullivan
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieVirgina Trickwood
Charlie's Angels1979-1980TV SeriesJade Allen / Gert
The Love Boat1978-1979TV SeriesLola LaShane / Reverend Whitney's girlfriend
The Dukes of Hazzard1979TV SeriesAmy Creavy
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill1979TV MovieDoreen Reese
Sword of Justice1978TV SeriesMelissa David
Baretta1978TV SeriesAlice
Kojak1976-1978TV SeriesMillie / Susan
Starsky and Hutch1975-1977TV SeriesIris Thayer / Officer Linda Baylor / Francine
Curse of the Black Widow1977TV MovieFlaps
Blansky's Beauties1977TV SeriesPinky Tuscadero
Happy Days1976TV SeriesPinky Tuscadero
The Female Response1973Gilda
Okay Bill1971Roz
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat1971Girl in Park
The Owl and the Pussycat1970Eleanor
Utterly Without Redeeming Social Value1969Title Girl
Greetings1968Photographer (Vietnam Film)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimi Hendrix1973Documentary acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain Kangaroo1979TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHerself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731976TV SeriesHerself
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV SpecialHerself / Hinky Pinky (as Roz 'Pinky Tuscadero' Kelly)
The Hollywood Squares1976TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHerself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHerself
The Owl and the Pussycat: On Location With - 'The Owl and the Pussycat'1970Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryPinky Tuscadero
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHerself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsBreak Up That Was So Bad It Was GoodHappy Days (1974)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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