Roz Kelly, an American actress who was born Rosiland Schwartz on July 29, 1943, is perhaps best remembered for her role as Carol “Pinky” Tuscadero on the Happy Days television series, which starred Henry Winkler as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli.
|Full name||Rosalind Schwartz|
|Date of birth||July 29, 1943|
|Birth place||Mount Vernon, New York, USA|
|Net worth||$5 million|
Early life and education
On July 29, 1943, Roz Kelly was born. She grew up dreaming of becoming a model and reading feminine magazines with her friends. When Roz enrolled in a local high school, she began participating in athletics and developed an interest in acting. Prior to that, she spent the majority of her free time playing with dolls and talking about boys.
After graduating from high school in 1961, Roz began working to support herself while occasionally attending casting calls for films and television shows; it wasn’t until 1968 that she was cast in a role.
After graduating from high school in 1961, Roz began working to support herself while still occasionally attending casting calls for roles in films and TV shows. It wasn’t until 1968, when she was cast to play The Photographer in the comedy-drama film “Greetings,” that she was able to officially launch her acting career.
Parents and family
Mount Vernon, New York, is where Roz was born. Her family is made up of 50% Jews and 50% Irish. . She was brought up in Mount Vernon as the sole child of a car mechanic father and a homemaker mother.
Prior to appearing on Happy Days, Roz Kelly was a staff photographer for New York Magazine, where she captured images of both unknowns and famous people, such as Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Soupy Sales, Andy Warhol, and Diane Arbus.
Kelly portrayed Carol “Pinky” Tuscadero in the television show Happy Days. Leather Tuscadero was portrayed by Suzi Quatro, a singer. Carol insisted on being called “Pinky,” and she frequently wore outfits that reflected this. After her initial appearances in episodes 64–66, Pinky was intended to be Fonzie’s long-term partner; advertisements for the following season even started to feature the character. Her character was dropped due to tensions between Kelly, the cast, and the producers; she was only briefly mentioned in two subsequent episodes.
In addition to Happy Days, Kelly also appeared as Pinky in the pilot of the 1977 Happy Days spin-off, Blansky’s Beauties. She played Diane Sullivan in the horror movie New Year’s Evil (1980) and had a minor but memorable part in the television thriller Curse of the Black Widow (1977). The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Baretta, Kojak, The Love Boat, The Dukes of Hazzard, Charlie’s Angels, and Fantasy Island were among the other shows Kelly guest starred on.
When Paul Michael Glaser, who played Starsky, decided to leave the show at the beginning of the third season, Kelly’s character, Officer Linda Baylor, was supposed to step in and take his place. Glaser was eventually convinced to remain, and Kelly’s persona showed up in three episodes: “Fatal Charm,” “Las Vegas Strangler,” and “Death Notice.” When the 1976 fall season premiered, ABC extensively advertised her appearance as Pinky Tuscadero.
In addition, Kelly had supporting roles in films like Greeti (1968), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Full Moon High (1981), and You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll Lose That Beat (1971). She also provided the voice of a character in the animated musical American Pop from 1981. “Whatever Happened to Your Favourite Television Stars?” was the title of Kelly’s guest appearance on The Jenny Jones Show. Daniel Luongo presently oversees Roz.
She isn’t dating right now. She has no romantic interests. There are rumours that she is childless.
In 2022–2023, Roz Kelly’s net worth grew considerably. She also has a current net worth of $5 million.
Height and weight
Roz Kelly is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 metres) tall and weighs about 130 lbs (59 kg).