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Kristy McNichol

Kristy McNichol

Kristy McNichol is an American actress, most known for her role as Letitia Buddy Lawrence on the TV drama Family. She is the sister of former child actor Jimmy McNichol. They are of Scottish and Palestinian Lebanese extraction.

She began her career with guest appearances on such series as Starsky and Hutch and The Bionic Woman. Her first stint as a series regular came with the role of Patricia Apple in Apple's Way.

In 1976, she was cast as Buddy in Family, for which the actress earned Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series in 1976 and 1978. In 1988, she started playing the character of Barbara Weston on Empty Nest, but she had to leave in 1992, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Kristy McNichol is host of the annual Kristy McNichol Celebrity Tennis Tournament, benefitting the H.E.L.P. group for abused children in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Kristy McNichol Facts

Birth NameChristina Ann McNichol
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Kristy McNichol compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Pirate Movie, The
The End
Only When I Laugh
Little Darlings
White Dog
Little Girl Lost
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