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Also Known As: Deborah Zerby, Derby Zerby Died:
Born: July 8, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, dancer, singer

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Kim Darby rose to fame as the young woman who asks John Wayne to help her avenge her father's murder in "True Grit" (1969), but while Wayne won an Academy Award for his efforts, Darby's spunky quality did not translate into ingenue status and she proved hard to cast. By the 1980s, her work had become sporadic.

Kim Darby rose to fame as the young woman who asks John Wayne to help her avenge her father's murder in "True Grit" (1969), but while Wayne won an Academy Award for his efforts, Darby's spunky quality did not translate into ingenue status and she proved hard to cast. By the 1980s, her work had become sporadic.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last Best Sunday, The (1999) Mrs Summers
3.
 Teen Wolf Too (1987) Professor Brooks
4.
 Better Off Dead (1985) Jenny Myer
5.
 First Steps (1985) Sherry Petrofsky
6.
 Embassy (1985) Sue Davidson
7.
 Summer Girl (1983) Mary Shelburne
8.
 Capture of Grizzly Adams, The (1982) Kate Brady
9.
 Enola Gay (1980) Lucy Tibbets
10.
 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (1979) Ginny "Sweetiepie" Larosa
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1963:
Made first film appearance as extra in "Bye Bye Birdie"
1964:
Made TV debut in an episode of "Mr. Novak" (date approximate)
1965:
Had first speaking role in film, "Bus Riley's Back in Town"
1969:
Co-starred with John Wayne in "True Grit"
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"
1976:
Appeared in ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
1981:
Co-starred in "The Last Convertible", an NBC miniseries
1995:
Appeared in ABC children's special, "Secret of the Lizard Woman"
1999:
Had small role as an overprotective mother in "The Last Best Sunday"
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Education

Van Nuys High School: Van Nuys , California -
Desilu Workshop: Hollywood , California -
Swanson's Ranch School: -

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husband:
James Stacy. Actor. Married in March 1968; divorced in June 1969; previously wed to actor Connie Stevens; involved in near fatal motorcycle accident in September 1973; arrested and sentenced in 1996 to six-year prison term for molesting an 11-year old girl.
husband:
James Westmoreland. Actor.

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daughter:
Heather Elias. Born c. 1968; father, James Stacy; Stacy gained custody of her in 1979; has son born c. July 1995.

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