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Lucy Lee Flippin Birthday Highlights

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Place Of Birth
80 years old
Birth Date
July 22 1943

Lucy Lee Flippin Facts

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Education & Qualifications
Net Worth

Lucy Lee Flippin 

Lucy Lee Flippin was born and raised in Pennsylvania, United States of America, with her family.

Lucy Lee Flippin is a famous American actress with a long and decorated career spanning almost five decades. Lucy was born on July 23, 1943, and spent many years working and living in Los Angeles, California.

Lucy Lee Flippin began her career in the '70s, with small roles in the 1976 film 'The Front', and an episode of the 'Bob Newhart Show'. Most notably famous for her role in the 'Little House on the Prairie' as Eliza Jane Wilder. Lucy Lee Flippin is also popular for her role as Fran Castleberry on the sitcom, 'Flo'.

After years of living and working in Los Angeles, Lucy Lee Flippin currently lives in her home city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She leads a relatively private life.

Lucy Lee Flippin's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lucy Lee Flippin’s net worth?

According to Forbes, as a famous television actress, Lucy Lee Flippin has an estimated net worth of over $3 million, as of 2022. Acting is her primary source of income, even though Lucy retired from acting in 2008.

How much does Lucy Lee Flippin earn per year?

Lucy Lee Flippin has not revealed her exact annual income, but one can believe that this star earns sufficiently well. She prefers to live a quiet and modest lifestyle.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lucy Lee Flippin?

Lucy Lee Flippin's height is 5 ft 7 in (170.18 cm). Many remember her as a beautiful person with brown hair and striking green eyes.

How old is Lucy Lee Flippin?

Lucy Lee Flippin is currently 78 years old, as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Lucy Lee Flippin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an only child raised by her father who worked as a professor, and her mother, a housewife. It is unknown what high school she went to, although it is reported that Lucy expressed an interest in acting from a young age.

A dedicated student, Lucy often appeared in school plays with lead roles. With an interest in arts, she went on to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree, obtained from Northwestern University, in 1965.

After graduating, Lucy began practicing ice skating, going on to tour around the U.S.A. for a year with the song 'Holiday on Ice'. Once the tour was over, she began practicing acting under Uta Hagen, a well-known American-German actress.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lucy Lee Flippin’s partner?

For such a well-known actress, Lucy has been quite secretive about her personal love life. Not much is known about her romantic past. However, it is widely accepted that she was married to Tom Tarpey, a fellow actor based in New York City.

The two met on the set of a movie they were to be cast for in 1972 and married three years later in a small, private ceremony on October 25, 1975.

In 1978, Lucy gave birth to her son Christopher. Tom and Lucy divorced several years after for unknown reasons. As of 2022, Lucy is single.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

With such an extensive career, Lucy is best known for the lead role in the American historical TV series, 'Little House on the Prairie', by Eliza Jane Wilder. This show was based on a book of the same name.

She launched her career in 1971 when she appeared in the movie 'The Telephone Book'. After a five-year break, she played a nurse on the show 'The Front'.

Being versatile was her skill, and she played a waitress in the romantic-comedy movie 'Annie Hall'.

Lucy was invited to play the supporting role in 'Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment' (1985). In the same year, she appeared in two films: 'Private Resort'. In 1987, she starred in 'Summer School'.

She was part of a lot of cameo appearances and supporting cast in several films. One of her notable performances was in the critically acclaimed comedy movie named 'Rat Race' in 2001. Her notable appearances in TV series include 'The Edge of Night' (1976), 'The Ropers' (1979), and 'Flo' (1980-81).

It seems her chosen genre was comedy. Lucy went on to appear in comedy series during the '80s such as 'The Golden Girls', 'Santa Barbara' and science fiction comedy 'Small Wonder'.

Lucy Lee Flippin’s Hobbies And Interests

Apart from acting, Lucy was also into sports. She was an ice skater. She doesn't actively play all sports, but she is reported to have been very good at tennis, golf, and soccer.

Lucy is also a writer and has written amazing stories.

Other Interesting Lucy Lee Flippin Facts And Trivia

  • Her zodiac sign is Leo.
  • She played Nancy in the 'Golden Girls'.
  • Lucy Lee Flippin is an avid traveler and two of her dream destinations are Tokyo and Paris.
  • She is an animal lover and owns several pets including cats and dogs.
  • Some of her favorite movies are 'I, Robot', 'Patch Adams', and 'The Last Samurai'.
  • Lucy's favorite actors include Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, and the late Robin Williams.

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