Mimi Kennedy

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Mimi Kennedy (born September 25, 1948) is an American actress, author, and activist. Kennedy was born Mary Claire Kennedy in Rochester, New York, the daughter of Nancy Helen (née Colgan) and Daniel Gerald Kennedy. She got her start in theater with the Rochester Community Players, appearing in Agatha Christie's "Spider Web" in October 1960 when she was 12 years old. Mimi was raised in the Browncroft neighborhood of Rochester, NY. She was a 1966 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School. In the 1970s she was in a musical production called Rhinegold, featuring songs by her friend Jim Steinman. Kennedy made her television debut in March 1977 in the short-lived television variety series 3 Girls 3, with Debbie Allen and Ellen Foley as the other two "girls". Her most notable television roles, however, were as Dharma's mother, Abby O'Neil, on the series Dharma & Greg and as Ruth Sloan on Homefront. She also appeared in the Broadway and road companies of the show Grease. In March and April 2009, she was seen at the Cleveland Play House in Ohio as the newspaper columnist Ann Landers in the stage play "The Lady with All the Answers" by David Rambo.
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