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Kim Darby



Kim Darby's assertive acting style was likened by one film historian to "a 1938 Judy Garland forever waiting to burst into song." The daughter of "The Dancing Zerbies," Kim was a stage performer from childhood, when she was billed as Derby Zerby. Her short stature and cherubic face enabled Kim to play teenagers well into her twenties. After several TV appearances, she began her film career in 1965, reaching a peak with the role of Maddie Ross in True Grit (1968). Forever feisty, Kim earned one of the biggest laughs in 1977's The One and Only when she decked Henry Winkler with a one-two punch. Kim Darby has continued in secondary roles into the 1990s, recently making a guest appearance on that crowded way-station for former celebrities, TV's Murder She Wrote.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mockingbird Don't Sing
  • Louise
2001
No Score Yet Newsbreak
  • Frances Johnson
2000
No Score Yet Hollywood Screen Tests
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Last Best Sunday
  • Mrs. Summers
1999
6% Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6)
  • Debra Strode
1995
7% Teen Wolf Too
  • Prof. Brooks
1987
82% Better Off Dead
  • Jenny Meyer
1985
No Score Yet Embassy
  • Sue Davidson
1985
No Score Yet The Capture of Grizzly Adams
  • Kate Brady
1982
No Score Yet Enola Gay
  • Lucy Tibbets
1980
No Score Yet Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers
  • Sweetiepie
1979
No Score Yet The One and Only
  • Mary Crawford
1978
67% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Sally Hurst
1973
No Score Yet The People
  • Melodye Amerson
1972
67% The Grissom Gang
  • Barbara Blandish
1971
No Score Yet The Strawberry Statement
  • Linda
1970
No Score Yet Generation
  • Doris Bolton Owen
1969
90% True Grit
  • Mattie Ross
1969
No Score Yet The Karate Killers
  • Sandy True
1967
No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town
  • Gussie
1965
92% Bye Bye Birdie
  • Actor
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Miri
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Kathy Lee Tencate
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Doris

Quotes from Kim Darby's Characters