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Kyle Richards' long and varied acting career has seen her appear in everything from '80s horror films to reality TV shows (the latter alongside her niece, socialite Paris Hilton). In the late '70s, Richards continued to pursue her interest in acting, and after several minor TV roles, she made her film debut in the supernatural horror film "The Car." The film, about a possessed car that stalks its victims, has since become a minor cult classic, paving the way for Richards' later roles in horror films like "Eaten Alive," Tobe Hooper's backwater thriller about a crazed redneck who feeds his victims to his pet crocodiles, and John Carpenter's Michel Myers frightfest, "Halloween." Richards landed one of her most famous roles in the 1980 Disney fantasy thriller, "The Watcher in the Woods," where she played Ellie Curtis, a young woman terrorized by an unseen spirit that has haunted a country home for many years. From 1975 to 1982, she portrayed Wilder family friend Alicia Sanderson Edwards on the award-winning family series "Little House on the Prairie," garnering acclaim for her portrayal of a young woman struggling with her father's alcoholism. Her career slowed down in the '80s and early '90s, and it...

Kyle Richards' long and varied acting career has seen her appear in everything from '80s horror films to reality TV shows (the latter alongside her niece, socialite Paris Hilton). In the late '70s, Richards continued to pursue her interest in acting, and after several minor TV roles, she made her film debut in the supernatural horror film "The Car." The film, about a possessed car that stalks its victims, has since become a minor cult classic, paving the way for Richards' later roles in horror films like "Eaten Alive," Tobe Hooper's backwater thriller about a crazed redneck who feeds his victims to his pet crocodiles, and John Carpenter's Michel Myers frightfest, "Halloween." Richards landed one of her most famous roles in the 1980 Disney fantasy thriller, "The Watcher in the Woods," where she played Ellie Curtis, a young woman terrorized by an unseen spirit that has haunted a country home for many years. From 1975 to 1982, she portrayed Wilder family friend Alicia Sanderson Edwards on the award-winning family series "Little House on the Prairie," garnering acclaim for her portrayal of a young woman struggling with her father's alcoholism. Her career slowed down in the '80s and early '90s, and it wasn't until 1998 that she landed another major role, as sympathetic Nurse Dori on the graphic medical drama "ER." She has also appeared in several reality shows, including "Paris Hilton's My New BFF," and the popular cable TV series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Escape (1990) Lydia
2.
 Curfew (1989) Stephanie Davenport
3.
 This Is Kate Bennett... (1982) Jennifer Bennett
4.
 Halloween II (1981) Lindsey
5.
 Hellinger's Law (1981) Julie Braden
6.
 Watcher in the Woods, The (1980) Ellie Curtis
7.
 Once Upon a Family (1980) Liz Demerjian
8.
 Friendships, Secrets, and Lies (1979) Livia Macintosh
10.
 Halloween (1978) Lindsey
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