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Oscar Nominee Takes Nasty Fall During Radio Appearance. Rushed to Surgery

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Appearance matters in Hollywood, no matter an actor’s or actress’ age.

Even as performers inch toward being elderly, they still turn toward various beauty treatments and outpatient procedures to buff their beauty.

But even the most aged octogenarian has to cringe at the thought of facial injury. And for one hardworking actress, a recent accident left her injured indeed.

The incident occurred during a radio show, of all places. It was on Fugelsang’s SiriusXM, and it happened on Feb. 7.

Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland had come into the studio to discuss her long-running career. But while she was there, she took a vicious tumble.

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The fall left lacerations on a knee and her face. In fact, they were so serious that an ambulance whisked her away to a local hospital.

Kirkland is probably best known by modern audiences for her appearances on the television shows “Felicity” and “Good Samaritans.”

However, she has a screen career that spans nearly six decades.

Her first role was in the 1960 crime drama “Crack in the Mirror,” but she only started to get critical and commercial attention with roles in “Hawaii Five-O” and “Police Woman.”

Robert Redford’s “The Sting” proved her big break in 1973, followed shortly thereafter by an uncredited appearance in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles.”

She even received an Oscar nod for her part in the 1987 feature film “Anna.”

Although Kirkland didn’t take home a golden statuette, the disappointment didn’t keep her from performing. She has worked steadily ever since and even has a movie currently in production.



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She has credited an obsession with Marilyn Monroe for getting her into film.

“I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, and also at 18 I had met Shelley Winters who took me under her wing, adopted me,” Kirkland said.

“She had lived with Marilyn. So she gave me Marilyn’s shoes that were open toe, open back, and … I wore them everywhere.”

Fortunately, physicians say that Kirkland should be alright. She needed a number of stitches, but she’s expected to make a full recovery.

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A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine. Most days find him crafting copy for corporate and small-business clients, but he also occasionally indulges in creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines. Loren currently lives in south Florida with his wife and three children.
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