Shelley Plimpton

Born Feb 27, 1947

Shelley Plimpton Carradine is an American former actress and Broadway performer. Plimpton was born in Roseburg, Oregon, to a father who ran an auto parts store. She is a "very distant" cousin of writer George Plimpton. She moved to New York with her researcher mother when she was 14, after her father died. Her acting career spanned from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on February 27, 1947.


1967 20 Years Old She created the role of "Crissy" in the original 1967 Off-Broadway production of Hair, and continued the role as a member of the original Broadway cast when the production moved to Broadway in 1968. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old Plimpton also appeared in the 1969 Robert Downey, Sr. film Putney Swope as one half of an interracial college couple ("It started last weekend at the Yale-Howard game") in a satire of a pimple cream TV spot. … Read More
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