Kathy Coleman is an American television actress possibly best known for playing Holly Marshall in the iconic 70s TV series Land of the Lost.
Coleman was born February 18, 1962 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She later moved to California and attended Sequoia Junior High School in California and Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, California. She graduated in 1979 from Canoga Park High in Canoga Park, California.
Not much is known about her career, but it is known she started out as a singer at ten years old in the Mike Curb Congregation. The group's success parlayed her into commercials, landing the role of Holly on "Land of the Lost" produced by "H.R. Pufnstuf" creators Sid and Marty Krofft, one of the most successful Saturday morning program of the decade. During the show's run, she also made an appearance in the series, "Adam 12," but she stopped acting after it ended.
At eighteen, she married Robert Louis Bell, the son of Congressman Alphonzo Bell Jr. and had two sons while working on her father-in-law's dairy farm in Fallon, Nevada with her husband for several years. They eventually divorced around 1987 after which she moved back to the Los Angeles area.
Over the years, Coleman has contributed interviews and commentary tracks on all three seasons of the-now-discontinued Land of the Lost DVDs produced by Rhino in 2004. (These commentaries were not included in the 2009 Land of the Lost DVD box set.). With cast member Wesley Eure, she filmed cameos for the 2009 film version of Land of the Lost, but those scenes were cut from the final theatrical print of the film.
In April 2015, Coleman published her autobiography, "Lost Girl: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Kathleen," with Steven Thompson. The book detailed her two abusive marriages as well as her experiences in music, TV and on the autograph circuit, notably as a singer with the Mike Curb Congregation which produced the Kelly's Heroes theme song, "Burning Bridges."