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Kathy Hilton

Kathleen Elizabeth "Kathy" Hilton (née Avanzino, later Richards; born March 13, 1959) is an American actress. She is the mother of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. Hilton was born Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino. She is the daughter of Sharon Kathleen Richards (née Dugan; 1938–2002) and Laurence K. Avanzino (1935–1997). Her paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Her other ancestry is Irish. Hilton's parents later divorced, and her mother remarried Kenneth E. Richards. Through her mother's remarriage, she has two half-sisters: actresses Kim and Kyle Richards. Hilton also has five half-siblings from her father's remarriage. She met Hilton Hotel heir Richard Hilton at age 15. They married in 1979. Rick and Kathy Hilton have four children: daughters Paris Hilton (born 1981) and Nicholai "Nicky" Hilton (born 1983), and sons Barron Hilton II (born 1989) and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (born 1994). Hilton attended private school, where she met singer Michael Jackson. The two remained lifelong friends, and she attended his funeral in 2009. In 1968, when Hilton was eleven years old, she began working as an actress, retiring in 1974. Notable appearances include Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy

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- 957 days ago
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Kathy Hilton is torn to pieces over the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial -- claiming, "I love [Michael] and I miss him. This is a shame. I can't believe what we're going through."As we… READ MORE >

- 2008 days ago
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