Sally Kellerman, the actress best-known for her position as Scorching Lips Houlihan within the 1970 movie M*A*S*H, has died on the age of 84.
Information of Kellerman’s passing was confirmed by her son. The Hollywood Reporter famous that the actress died “at an assisted care facility in Woodland Hills [California] after a battle with dementia.”
Born June 2, 1937, Kellerman was interested in the leisure business at an early age. “I got here out of the womb singing and appearing,” she declared in her 2013 autobiography, Learn My Lips: Tales of a Hollywood Life.
Kellerman’s movie debut got here within the 1957 sexploitation flick Reform Faculty Lady. So began a profession that may span greater than 60 years.
It was Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H that elevated the actress’ notoriety. Kellerman’s portrayal of Main Margaret “Scorching Lips” Houlihan earned her an Academy Award nomination for Greatest Supporting Actress. It additionally set the stage for additional collaborations with Altman, because the actress would later seem in his movies Brewster McCloud (1970), Welcome to L.A. (1976), The Participant (1992) and Prêt-à-Porter (1994).
Kellerman additionally had a starring position within the basic Rodney Dangerfield comedy Again to Faculty.
“That is my one brag in life: The director mentioned he felt that I helped make Rodney human, plausible in a relationship. As a result of I simply needed to love him and be honest about it,” Kellerman defined to comic Marc Maron in 2016, with whom she’d labored on the IFC comedy collection Maron.
The actress’ different notable tv credit included roles on The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Bonanza, Dream On and Workaholics. In 2015 she obtained a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her visitor look on the long-running cleaning soap opera The Younger and the Stressed.
Kellerman additionally had a quick recording profession, releasing two solo albums: 1972’s Roll With the Feelin’ and 2009’s Sally. Grand Funk Railroad’s 1976 single “Sally” was impressed by Kellerman, who was relationship the band’s frontman, Mark Farner, on the time.
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