Tiffany Bolling

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Tiffany Bolling
Tiffany Bolling 1969.JPG
Bolling in a 1969 Bonanza guest appearance.
Born
Tiffany Royce Kral

OccupationActress, model, singer
Years active1967-1998
Spouse(s)Richard G. Casares (1983-present) 1 child
Children1 [1]
Parent(s)
Relatives Irene Kral (aunt)

Tiffany Bolling (born Tiffany Royce Kral) is a retired American actress, model and singer, best known for her appearances in cult movies.

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Early years

Bolling was born in Santa Monica, California. [2] Her father was singer/pianist Roy Kral [3] and her mother was singer/comedian Bettie Miller.[ citation needed ]

Singer Irene Kral was her aunt. [3]

Her parents divorced shortly after her birth. Her mother then married businessman William Bolling, who adopted her. His business ventures brought his new family to southern Florida, where she grew up [4]

Career

In the late 1960's, Bolling had bit parts in the comedy Birds Do It (1966) and the detective drama Tony Rome (1967), starring Frank Sinatra. She starred in the television series The New People , but it only lasted on season (1969-70). She guest-starred on a number of other television series, including Ironside ("The Wrong Time, the Wrong Place", 1970, as a film actress who falls in love with Don Galloway's Sgt. Ed Brown), Marcus Welby, M.D. (as a leprosy victim engaged to Don Galloway's character, shot the same year as the "Ironside" episode), and The Sixth Sense (as Damaris in "Witch, Witch, Burning Bright", 1972).

In April 1972, she did a pictorial for Playboy magazine. She later called that exposure "the worst experience of my life" and said she was not paid a fee. [5] The Playboy photographs led to her appearing in exploitation films, including Bonnie's Kids (1972); The Candy Snatchers (1973); Wicked, Wicked (1973); The Centerfold Girls (1974); [5] and a bit part as Kate in the "Woman in the Wilderness" episode of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977). She was dismissive of The Candy Snatchers and took the role solely for the money, elaborating "I was doing cocaine...and I didn't really know what I was doing, and I was very angry about the way that my career had gone in the industry... the opportunities that I had and had not been given... The hardest thing for me, as I look back on it, was I had done The New People , and so I had a lot of young people who really respected me and... revered me as something of a hero, and then I came out with this stupid Candy Snatchers movie... it was a horrendous experience." [6]

Bolling continued to win roles throughout the 1970's. She had a supporting role in the Raquel Welch movie The Wild Party (1975) She also appeared in the children's television program Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976) and the sci-fi show Man from Atlantis (1977) and co-starred with William Shatner in the science fiction film Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). She had guest roles in The Mod Squad , Bronk , Charlie's Angels , Bonanza , Mannix , Barnaby Jones , and Vega$ as well.

Family

Twice divorced, she has been married to production administrator Richard G. Casares since October 8, 1983; the couple have one child, a daughter.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1966 Birds Do It DancerUncredited
1967 Tony Rome Photo GirlUncredited
1970TriangleSharon McClure
1971 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Girl in the Rain
1972 Bonnie's Kids Ellie
1973 Wicked, Wicked Lisa James
1973 The Candy Snatchers Jessie
1974 Centerfold Girls Vera(segment "The Third Story")
1975 The Wild Party Kate
1977 Kingdom of the Spiders Diane Ashley
1983The ValsSam's Mother - Valley Attorney
1984Love ScenesVal
1987 Open House Judy Roberts
1998VisionsLt. Jeffries

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