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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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Paris Hilton's Family -- We're Not Coke Smugglers!

Paris Hilton's Family
We're Not Coke Smugglers!

Paris Hilton's family is breaking bad -- if you believe a Costa Rican newspaper ... which reported cops had seized 400-kilos of cocaine and $1.5M in cash at a Costa Rican ranch owned by the… READ MORE >

Kim Richards -- The Post-Rehab Chow Down

Kim Richards
The Post-Rehab Chow Down

With a big smile on her face, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards hit up Mr. Chow last night ... her first public outing since checking out of rehab earlier this month.The… READ MORE >

- 983 days ago
The Hilton Family Photo -- Smile As If Everything Is Fine

The Hilton Family Photo
Smile As If Everything Is Fine

Paris, Kathy and Rick Hilton were out in Las Vegas Saturday night for son Barron Hilton's 22nd birthday ... one night after their youngest son Ferris Bueller Conrad cracked up his car in… READ MORE >

- 1037 days ago
Kathy Hilton: Conrad Murray Trial Is a 'Shame'

Kathy Hilton
Conrad Murray Trial Is a 'Shame'

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 >

- 1059 days ago
Paris Hilton's Mom at Murray Trial to Support Michael Jackson

Conrad Murray Trial
Paris Hilton's Mother In Court To Support MJ's Family

Paris Hilton's mom, Kathy Hilton, just showed up to court to show the Hilton family's support for Michael Jackson's family.The Hiltons have a longtime connection to the Jackson family -- Kathy… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
The Hiltons -- We Can Explain Our $10 Million Move!

The Hiltons -- We Can Explain Our $10 Million Move!

FEAR NOT -- the Hilton family is NOT poor ... in fact, Paris' parents tell TMZ the fact they can take a $10 million equity line out of their Bel Air mansion shows they've still got TONS of cash.… READ MORE >

- 1202 days ago
Paris Hilton's Parents -- The $10 MILLION Mystery

Paris Hilton's Parents -- The $10 MILLION Mystery

One would think Paris Hilton's parents have billions at their disposal ... but for some mysterious reason, Rick and Kathy Hilton just took a $10 million equity line out of their Bel Air mansion.… READ MORE >

- 1204 days ago
High Steaks with Brooke Mueller

High Steaks with Brooke Mueller

Brooke Mueller spent a lovely evening at Dan Tana's steakhouse in West Hollywood last night, looking a lot better than she did on Thanksgiving morning.As TMZ first reported, a disheveled Mueller… READ MORE >

- 1393 days ago
Rick and Kathy Hilton -- Do You Know Where Paris Is?

Rick and Kathy Hilton -- Do You Know Where Paris Is?

Three hours before Paris Hilton was arrested for possession of cocaine, her parents, Rick and Kathy, were all smiles as they walked into BOA steakhouse in Hollywood.  The loving parents were… READ MORE >

- 1486 days ago
Hilton to McCain: Take My Money and Shove It

Hilton to McCain: Take My Money and Shove It

Kathy Hilton has slammed John McCain for his ad featuring her precious daughter Paris -- especially, as we reported, after she and her hubby forked over $4,600 to his campaign.Kathy told the… READ MORE >

- 2240 days ago

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