Kellerman attended Hollywood High School where she was bitten by the acting bug. She went on to Los Angeles City College. She also studied at the Actor's Studio in New York City. As a singer, Kellerman already had a recording contract with Verve Records when she was 18.
Kellerman made her film debut in Reform School Girl (1959). She reportedly almost talked herself out of her most famous role. She had an argument with M*A*S*H director Robert Altman after reading the script. She was incensed about the way her would be character, Hot Lips, was humiliated. Altman said that her attitude and passion was exactly what he was looking for in the character.
Kellerman supplements her ongoing film career with stints as a nightclub singer, television and radio narrator and voice-overs.
She married director Rick Edelstein in 1970 but subsequently divorced. In 1980 she married Jonathan Krane. They separated in 1997.
Sally Kellerman Facts
|Birth Name||Sally Claire Kellerman|
|Birthday||June 2, 1936 (82)|
|Birthplace||Long Beach, California, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Sally Kellerman compared to you?|
|Boynton Beach Club (2006)|
|Not for Ourselves Alone (1999)|
|Happily Ever After (1993)|
|Back to School (1986)|
|Moving Violations (1985)|
|Sesame Street Presents (1985)|
|A Little Romance (1979)|
|The Boston Strangler (1968)|