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Karen Valentine

Karen Valentine (born May 25, 1947, Sebastopol, California) is an American actress best known for her role as the idealistic schoolteacher "Alice Johnson" in the television series Room 222. Valentine grew up in Northern California and won a spot representing California at the Miss Teenage America pageant where she was awarded the Talent Award. Valentine was Miss Sonoma County and Top 10 at Miss California, state finals to Miss America. When Ed Sullivan saw her act (where she would comically dance in a flamboyant costume while lip-syncing to Eydie Gormé's "Blame it on the Bossa Nova"), he was quoted as saying, "I want that girl on my show." In 1969, Valentine won her breakthrough role as a new teacher on the ABC television series Room 222, with Lloyd Haynes and Michael Constantine. She was discovered by Gene Reynolds, the director of Room 222, who saw her lip syncing in rehearsal and saw that she was funny. She was nominated twice for an Emmy and once for a Golden Globe, winning an Emmy in 1970 for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. The actress later starred in the critically acclaimed true story Muggable Mary, Street Cop, as Gidget in the film Gidget Grows Up, and on her own

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Actress Karen Valentine became famous as student teacher Alice Johnson in the '70s TV series "Room 222." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

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