- Dec 3, 1949
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio: Beautiful, sunny, and engaging blonde actress Heather Menzies was born on December 3, 1949, in Toronto, Canada. Her family moved to the United States when Heather was eleven. She graduated from Hollywood High School and subsequently attended the Falcon Studio's University of the Arts in Hollywood. Heather made a strong and promising film debut as Louisa von Trapp… More
Bio: Beautiful, sunny, and engaging blonde actress Heather Menzies was born on December 3, 1949, in Toronto, Canada. Her family moved to the United States when Heather was eleven. She graduated from Hollywood High School and subsequently attended the Falcon Studio's University of the Arts in Hollywood. Heather made a strong and promising film debut as Louisa von Trapp in the delightful classic musical The Sound of Music (1965). Menzies also appeared with The Sound of Music (1965) star Julie Andrews in the epic drama Hawaii (1966). After initially establishing herself as an innocent ingénue in the 1960s, Heather reinvented herself with a much sexier image in the 1970s. She did a nude pictorial for the August 1973 issue of "Playboy." Heather gave an extremely sweet and appealing performance as mad scientist Strother Martin's lovely and loyal daughter in the enjoyably oddball horror feature SSSSSSS (1973). Menzies was likewise quite spirited and personable as a feisty skip tracer in the terrific fright film cult favorite Piranha (1978). On television, Heather achieved her greatest fame as scantily clad fugitive Jessica in the short-lived, but still popular "Logan's Run" (1977) science fiction TV series. Among the numerous TV shows Menzies did guest spots on are "The Farmer's Daughter" (1963), "Dragnet 1967" (1967), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969), "The Love Boat" (1977), "T.J. Hooker" (1982), "Bonanza" (1959), "S.W.A.T." (1975), and "Love, American Style" (1969). Heather appeared with her late actor husband Robert Urich on several occasions: she acted in three episodes of "Vega$" (1978) and one episode of "Spenser: For Hire" (1985), plus had a small role in the offbeat science fiction mystery thriller Endangered Species (1982). Moreover, Menzies first met Urich on the set of a TV commercial they acted in together. An ovarian cancer survivor, Heather Menzies resides in Los Angeles with her three children and currently works for the Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Heather is an ovarian cancer survivor.
Sister-in-law of Tom Urich.
Children: Ryan (23), Emily (21), and Allison (4), as of April 2002.
She was godmother to the son of Kym Karath, her co-star in The Sound of Music (1965). They had become close friends despite the fact that while filming that movie's rowboat scene, Kym swallowed too much water and threw up on Heather -- who had been designated to catch her.
Met late husband Robert Urich when they appeared together in a Libby's Corned Beef Hash commercial.
Has two grandchildren Michelle (born 2004) and Lana (born 2005).
Has a production company with her The Sound of Music (1965) co-star Angela Cartwright.
Distant cousin of Ewan McGregor.
Where Are They Now:
(April 2002) Lives in California with her 3 children.
(December 2005) Lives in Los Angeles with her youngest daughter Alison.
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