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Actress Kellerman gives other career a turn

Joyce Rudolph

The resurgence of 1930s and ‘40s music has given highly acclaimed

actress Sally Kellerman a chance to do what she enjoys most -- sing.

Best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan in


the 1970 film “MASH,” Kellerman has continued performing in comedy

and drama on film, stage and TV. What many fans don’t know is that

she has also enjoyed a singing and recording career for the past 25



“I’ve had this secret career over the years, but it’s only been

over the last few years my focus has been on music and singing,” she


Along with a busy entertainment career, she’s also been raising

her 14-year-old twins in her home in the Hollywood Hills.

She brings her one-woman show Thursday and Friday to The Alex

Theatre as the kickoff for “Hattie & Harold’s Onstage Cabaret”

series. What’s special about this series is the audience sits on


stage surrounding the performer. It is co-produced by The Alex,

actress-singer Hattie Winston (CBS Television’s “Becker”) and her

husband, orchestrator-composer Harold Winston (Broadway’s


The show, titled “In One Era and Out the Other,” is lush and

beautiful, and there is a contemporary touch to the standards,

Kellerman said.

“It makes me feel good -- whooooo,” she cried out in jubilation.


Cris Caswell is her musical director and arranger and will be

playing the piano for Kellerman. Band members playing synthesizer,

saxophone, bass and drums will join Caswell.

After The Alex, Kellerman takes the show on national tour, and she

has just completed the vocals for a new CD of original songs.

“This is the most exciting time for me,” she said. “My singing is

receiving the best response from audiences and people I admire and


Tickets For The Alex performance are $45 for Thursday and $55 for

Friday. The theater advises that seating is very limited, and that

patrons must be 18 and older. Tickets may be purchased at The Alex

box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, by calling 243-2539, or

online at

Next in the series is Hattie Winston herself, who will perform

Nov. 13 and 14. Additional shows and their stars are to be announced

later this year.