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Kathy Kersh Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Katherine Kersh
Place Of Birth
Los Angeles, USA
81 years old
Birth Date
December 15 1942

Kathy Kersh Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Devera Edwards

About Kathy Kersh 

Kathy Kersh is an American actress who was popular in TV series in the '60s.

The Californian television actress began her career in the '60s and had a lot of success. Two of her most loved roles include Cornelia in the TV series, 'Batman', and Marian Billington in 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.

Kersh's career has slowed in recent years, but her appearances have cemented her position in television history. The actress appears to have stepped away from the entertainment world of her own volition. She appeared on television numerous times in the '60s and '70s, but her last role was in 1975 and she hasn't appeared on the screen since.

Kathy Kersh Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kathy Kersh’s net worth?

Despite her absence from the acting scene for nearly four decades, Kathy Kersh's net worth has been estimated to be between $1.2-2.5 million by various sources. It is unknown how she earned her income following her retirement from acting.

How much does Kathy Kersh earn per year?

The annual income of Kathy Kersh is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kathy Kersh?

The height of the actress is unknown.

How old is Kathy Kersh?

Kathy Kersh was born on December 15, 1942, in California. She is currently 79 years old and will celebrate her 80th birthday in December 2022.

Childhood And Education

Kathleen Kroeger Kersh was born on December 15, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, America. Details about her family are not available, so the names of her parents and siblings are nto known, nor is it known where she completed her schooling.

Kathy Kersh grew up in Los Angeles, so was in the right place to pursue an acting career.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kathy Kersh’s partner?

Kathy Kersh has been married twice. She first married Vince Edwards, a fellow actor, in 1965. The marriage with Vince Edwards lasted less than a year, before the couple separated.

Kersh then married another actor, Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 'Batman' series. Kathy Kersh was a guest star on 'Batman', and met Burt Ward on set. Three months after meeting, the pair married. The marriage between the couple took place in 1967, but by 1969, they were divorced.

Vince Edwards' first wife was Kathy Kersh. The couple was only married for a year and they had a daughter named Devera Edwards. Kersh cited mental pain as the reason for their divorce in 1965.

She dated Max Bae Jr, her co-star who played Jethro, for a short time while performing in 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kathy Kersh worked for 12 years in the entertainment industry, making quite a name for herself in Hollywood. Before fame, she worked as a model, according to reports. She transitioned to acting in 1963, with her debut appearance in the American crime investigation TV series, 'Burk's Law'.

Because of her distinct acting abilities, Kathy Kersh began to attract the attention of producers and directors. She also appeared in other prominent TV series and films of the time, including the TV series, 'Batman'. She played Cornelia in 'Batman', before appearing in the TV series, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.', in which she played Sophie, and 'Gemini Affair', in which she played Jessica. Among her other credits are the TV series, 'The Beverly Hillbillies', 'The Americanization of Emily', 'Wendy And Me', 'Ben Casey', and 'Nut House'.

Before the actress departed from the entertainment industry, she also released a single that she had recorded, named 'Hurt So Bad'.

'Gemini Affair', Kathy Kersh's final film, was released in 1975. Marta Kristen also appears in the film alongside Kersh. Both ladies play aspiring actors whose aspirations of stardom are rapidly dashed by Hollywood's dark underbelly. Even though the film was not commercially successful, it has become a cult classic.

It is not known what Kathy Kersh has been doing since her retirement from the acting industry.

Other Interesting Kathy Kersh Facts And Trivia

  • Kathy Kersh was set to become a major star in the entertainment industry, with several directors and producers interested in casting her. However, Sharon Tate soon came onto the scene and quickly overshadowed Kersh.
  • Rheingold Beer conducted an annual pageant-style contest from 1941 to 1964, in which voters could 'elect' one woman who would represent Rheingold in its marketing efforts. The victor would be dubbed 'Miss Rheingold' and her image would appear in beer commercials. Finalists were frequently featured on major radio and television programs during the contest's run. In 1962, Kathy Kersh won the competition. Only two years later, the competition came to an end.
  • Kathy Kersh may have never achieved A-list status, but she was nevertheless well-liked and respected in her own right. She was on the front covers of 'Australasia Pos Magazine' in February 1964, 'Sunday TV Magazine' in January 1964 and 'TV Guide Magazine' in April 1965, during her time working as a model.
  • On April 3rd, 1965, Kathy Kersh and Vince Edwards (her ex-husband) were featured on the front cover of the 'TV Guide Magazine'.
  • When Martin Ransohoff first met Kathy Kersh in the '60s, he had enormous ambitions for her. He planned to turn her into a great celebrity, but his focus rapidly moved to Sharon Tate, who became one of the most well-known names of her generation.
  • Some of the TV series that Kersh appeared in, include 'My Favorite Martian', 'The Americanization of Emily', 'Burke's Law', and 'Love, American Style'.
  • Kersh appeared in two movies during her career, 'The Nut House' in 1964 and 'Gemini Affair' in 1975.
  • Kathy Kersh was born on December 15, 1942, in California. She is currently 79 years old and will celebrate her 80th birthday in December 2022.

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