“Forgotten Hollywood”- Hot Lips…

Posted on February 24, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Sally Kellerman was the  Oscar and Emmy nominated actress, who played Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in director Robert Altman’s 1970 film M*A*S*H. She had a career of more than sixty years in film and television.

“`Kellerman was born in 1937 in Long Beach, California, the daughter of a piano teacher and an oil executive.  She moved to Los Angeles as a child and attended Hollywood High School. Her initial interest was in jazz singing and she was signed to a contract with Verve records at age eighteen. She opted to pursue acting, instead.

“`She took a drama class at  Los Angeles City College and appeared in a stage production of Look Back in Anger with classmates Jack Nicholson, Shirley Knight, Dean Stockwell, and Robert Blake. She worked in television, with a lead role in Cheyenne and guest appearances on The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Bonanza. Her appearance in the original Star Trek pilot as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner is the most memorable of her early efforts.

“`In addition to working with Altman, Kellerman co-starred in Last of the Red Hot LoversThe Boston Strangler, Brewster McCloud, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins, Slither, A Little Romance, Foxes, and Back to School.

“`Sally Kellerman (above right) was eighty-four.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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