Kay Lenz

Kay Ann Kemper, later to go by the name Kay Ann Lenz, or Kay Lenz, appeared in one episode of TAGS: Opie's Group. She played the part of Phoebe, but in the credits the role was listed as "Joy" by mistake.


Kay was born March 4, 1953 and is an American actress. A former child performer, Lenz has worked primarily in television and has won two Emmy Awards. She was born in Los Angeles CA, and is the daughter of a producer/commentator father and a model/radio engineer mother. She began working as a child actress, appearing in such television shows as The Andy Griffith Show; Opie's Group (1967) as well as in stage productions. She made a brief appearance in a small role in American Graffiti (1973) as Jane, a girl at a dance. She achieved recognition for her title-role performance as the free spirit who captivates William Holden in Breezy, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Lenz made many, many guest appearances. Some but not all include: The streets Of San Fransisco, Gunsmoke,  Macgyver, McCloudCannon, and Petrocelli, and played a lead role in the film White Line Fever (1975) before being cast in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man in 1976, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. She reprised her role for the sequel, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II (1977). Since the 1980s, she has played guest roles in numerous television series, such as Hillstreet Blues,  Magnum PI, Cagney and Lacy, Murder She Wrote, Hunter, Mr. Belvedere, Moonlighting, Simon and Simon.

She also starred with Lee Marvin and Oliver Reed in the 1976 comedy western, The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday.

In the 90's, she was also well known for being in the show: Reasonable Doubts with Mark Harmon. She has constantly been working, and some of her latest appearances, have been in CSI 2013, and Bones 2014.

Lenz was the first wife of singer-actor David Cassidy. They married on April 3, 1977, and divorced on December 28, 1983, She has no children.


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