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Shelley Plimpton

November 21st, 2010 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · Oregon actor

” I kept getting offered the same role,” she says. “I mean, it was ‘If you need an angelic-looking hippie who can take off her bra, call Shelley Plimpton.’ “

Shelley Plimpton originated the role of “Crissy” in the original 1967 off-Broadway production of Hair. She stayed with the production throughout the subsequent Broadway run, during which time she and Keith Carradine, a fellow cast member, collaborated on the creation of Martha Plimpton, born in 1970.

Shelley was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon.

Her screen appearances include Glen and Randa, Putney Swope and Alice’s Restaurant. The branches of her family tree include fellow Oregon film figure Bill Plympton, as well as George Plimpton, the founding editor of The Paris Review.

The above “angelic hippie bra” quote is from a profile published in the New York Times in 1993.

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