Sally Kellerman

(Actress - M*A*S*H; Back to School; Brewster McCloud; A Little Romance; Star Trek)
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Sally Kellerman


Sally Kellerman is an American actress and singer known for her role as Major Margaret Hot Lips Houlihan in the film MASH (1970), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Sally Claire Kellerman was born in Long Beach, California to Edith Baine (ne Vaughn) and John Helm Kellerman. She attended Hollywood High School, and went on to Los Angeles City College. She also studied at the Actor's Studio in New York City with Jeff Corey, Shirley Knight, Jack Nicholson, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake.

Kellerman already had a recording contract with Verve Records when she was eighteen. After giving a performance in Robert Altman's Brewster McCloud, she recorded her first demo with Lou Adler then went into the recording studio with arranger/producer Gene Paige to record Roll With The Feelin, an album by Decca Records. She also contributed to the musical film, Lost Horizon (1973) in which she collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Liv Ullman and Olivia Hussey, the soundtrack was released by Razor & Tie.

Kellerman sang again in the independent film, Open House (2004) opposite Ann Magnuson, Anthony Rapp and Kellie Martin. She was a hit in Teatro ZinZanni in the same year.

In September 2008, Kellerman contributed to the song I Thought About You in a duet with singer Ray Brown, Jr. (son of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Brown) on Brown, Jr.'s duets CD entitled Friends and Family. She also released a jazz and blues album, Sally, in 2009.

Kellerman was married to director Rick Edelstein from 1970-1971, and, since 1980, to producer Jonathan D. Krane. She has one daughter, Claire, her niece whom she adopted in 1976, when Sally's sister, Claire's birth mother, moved to France and Claire's father died two days after giving permission for the adoption. She and Krane are parents to adopted twins, Jack and Hannah.