Kim Darby - biography

Actor from United States of America

Kim Darby (born July 8, 1947) is an American actress perhaps best known for co-starring with John Wayne and country singer/actor Glen Campbell in the 1969 western True Grit. Darby was born Deborah Zerby in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of professional dancers Inga and Jon Zerby. Her father insisted on calling her "Derby" Zerby because he believed it was a great stagename. Darby began acting at age fifteen and has appeared in many films and television shows. Her first appearance was as a dancer in the 1963 film Bye Bye Birdie. Among her best known roles are True Grit (1969) playing a fourteen-year-old when she was twenty-one years old; Gunsmoke (1967 episodes "The Lure" and "Vengeance"); The One and Only (1978); Better Off Dead (1985); and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995). Her television roles included an appearance in the 1960s NBC series The Eleventh Hour, The Fugitive, Ironside and in the first season of Star Trek as the title character in "Miri". She appeared in the episode "'Tis Better Have Loved and Lost" in the 1965 NBC sitcom The John Forsythe Show. She was cast as "Angel" in the classic two-part Gunsmoke episode "Vengeance." She appeared in the 1967  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Deborah Zerby
Date of birth
Place of birth
Los Angeles
United States of America
Jon Zerby, Inga Wiere
William "Bill" Tennant James Westmoreland James Stacy


Year Performance Character
2007 Dead Letters Barbs
2000 Newsbreak Frances Johnson
1979 Flatbed Annie and Sweetie Pie: Lady Truckers Sweetiepie
1978 The One and Only Mary Crawford
1974 The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Ruby Hardgrave
1972 The People Melodye Amerson
1971 The Grissom Gang Barbara Blandish
1970 The Strawberry Statement Linda
1969 Generation Doris Bolton Owen
1967 The Karate Killers

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