Mostly Credited As: Roz Kelly
Date Of Birth: July 29, 1943 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York
Roz Kelly was born and raised in New York City and was looking forward to growing up in Hollywood.
She made her stage debut at age five, understanding very early that there was no place for her in real life. Singing and dancing her way through childhood, she commenced slinging hash in her late teens and has a list of restaurant and coffee shop credits as long as that of her independently unreleased movies. They alone would constitute a retroactive career. Her school — NYS (New York Streets) — has much to do with her style of of acting. . 'Early Irish" . . .Cagney, O'Hara and Tracy. "Hey, I'm from New York, where's da work?" No one told her. Then one day she met (agent) James McHugh over luncheon. She was serving it. A fluffy white mound of cottage cheese and coffee, basic black. He was perusing a script. Still on jet lag and having left her manners in New York, she subtly inquired if he was a director, and with the same finesse whipped out her portfolio which just happened to be under the counter. History was in the making.
She was featured as Barbra Streisand's roommate in "The Owl and the Pussycat," and also appeared in the films, "Greetings," "Sweet Dreams" and "The Female Response." She has also had roles in various theatrical productions, including "Rain." One role that brought her fame on TV was that of Pinky Tuscadero in Happy Days.