Kim Darby

About Kim Darby

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: July 08, 1947
Birth Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1962–present
Spouse(s): James Stacy (m. 1968; div. 1969) James Westmoreland (m. 1970; div. 1970)
Children: 1

Kim Darby

Kim Darby was born on July 08, 1947 in  Los Angeles, California, United States, is Actress. The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness, honesty, emotional readiness and focus that convinced him to bring her into his adult class. These traits have become the signature of her work in a career that has now spanned a period of more than forty years.As a teenager, she earned her first acting roles in episodes of television shows, including Mr. Novak (1963), Dr. Kildare (1961), The Eleventh Hour (1962), Star Trek (1966) and The Fugitive (1963). Her reputation continued to grow with more work in film and television.She was twenty-one when producer Hal B. Wallis saw her in an episode of Run for Your Life (1965) and decided to offer her the coveted role of "Mattie Ross", opposite John Wayne's "Rooster Cogburn", in True Grit (1969). The classic western earned Wayne his only Oscar and made Kim Darby a film star.Ms. Darby went on to star in a variety of productions, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Generation (1969), and an Emmy Nomination for her role in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). Her feature films include The Strawberry Statement (1970), The Grissom Gang (1971), Better Off Dead... (1985) and Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001); television movies include The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (1974), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) and Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980).Still acting, since 1990, she has also been teaching her craft and is asked to give seminars at universities and film schools throughout the country. Her own training and lifelong experience over the last four decades has provided her with a rich perspective as well as a diverse collection of skills which she enjoys sharing with enthusiastic students.
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Popular As Kim Darby
Occupation Actress
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 08, 1947 ( Los Angeles, California, United States)
Birthday July 08
Town/City  Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Kim Darby’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Kim Darby was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Darby's 1960s television roles included two appearances on the NBC series Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus; she was cast as Julie Dean in "To Lodge and Dislodge" (1963) and as Judy Wheeler in "The Silent Dissuaders" (1965). Darby also appeared about this time on The Eleventh Hour, The Fugitive, The Donna Reed Show, Ironside, and in the first season of Star Trek as the title character in "Miri".


Darby began acting at age fifteen. Her first appearance was as a Dancer in the film Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Among her roles are True Grit, in which she played a fourteen-year-old when she was twenty-one years of age; Gunsmoke (1967 episodes "The Lure" and "Vengeance"); Bonanza (1967 episode "The Sure Thing"); The One and Only (1978); Better Off Dead (1985); and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).


Darby was cast in an episode of the NBC sitcom The John Forsythe Show ("'Tis Better Have Loved and Lost", 1965). and as Angel in the two-part Gunsmoke episode "Vengeance." She appeared in the episode "Faire Ladies of France" (1967) of the NBC western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan and a Bonanza episode "A Sure Thing" (1967) as Trudy Loughlin, guest starring Tom Tully as Burt Loughlin, her father. She also appeared in 3 episodes of Gunsmoke: "The Lure" (1967) as Carrie Neely, "Vengeance: Part 1" (1967) as Angel, and "Vengeance: Part 2" (1967) again as Angel. She was cast in the 1972 movie, The People, which also starred william Shatner, reuniting them from their Star Trek appearance. She also played the unhinged Virginia Calderwood in the first television miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man with Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, and Susan Blakely in 1976.


Darby has been married twice. In 1968, she married James Stacy, with whom she had one child: Heather Elias (Stacy) (born 1968) Their marriage ended in divorce in 1969. In 1970, she married James Westmoreland; the marriage ended in divorce later that same year.


Darby admitted her career declined after the 1970s partly because she became an amphetamine addict. In 1990, she began to teach acting in the Los Angeles area and has been an instructor in the Extension Program at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1992. Darby also appeared as a female convict in an episode of The X-Files ("Sein und Zeit", 1999) who falsely confesses to the murder of her son who disappeared under mysterious circumstances that are being investigated by Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.


Darby also had the central role of Sally Farnham in the made-for-TV horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973). Her subsequent television roles included guest appearances on Crazy Like a Fox, Family, The Love Boat, The Streets of San Francisco, Riptide, and Becker.


In 2014, she played Stacia Clairborne, a partially blind witness to a crime, in the episode "Prologue" of the show Perception.

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