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The Life and Times of Sarah Holcomb
Known for her performance in classics of American cinema, Sarah Holcomb may not have amassed the wealth and stardom that some Hollywood actors always dream of, but her contributions to the industry, particularly in her early years, are notable and have earned her quite the following.
Born in 1958, Saras Holcomb grew up in Weston, Connecticut. Not much is known about her early years, save for the fact that she had a passion for acting and was quite talented. It was no surprise to her family and friends when she decided to move to New York City to pursue a career in the arts.
Animal House and Her Early career
In 1978, with no prior professional acting experience, Sarah Holcomb landed a role in the hit comedy film Animal House. Despite the controversial nature of the film, it was a massive success that set records at the box office and is considered a cult classic today.
Her role in Animal House as Clorette DePasto put her name on the map and led to numerous offers to appear on various TV shows and films; however, most of her follow-up work was not as successful. She had a small part in Walk Proud (1979), starred as Judith Hastings in the 198 movie Happy Birthday, Gemini, and played Maggie O’Hooligan in Caddyshack (198)
Listed among the most annoying fake accents though it brought about a nomination for The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Most Annoying Fake Accent: Female.
While she landed various roles after 198, nothing quite captured people’s attention like Animal House did. Eventually, Sarah stopped acting altogether and moved away from New York City.
Net Worth Detail: Sarah Holcomb’s Wealth
With a net worth of $150,000, Sarah Holcomb amassed most of her wealth through film appearances and appearances on various TV shows. Aside from Animal House, she never headlined any other successful production. While that might be seen as a letdown for some other celebrities, Sarah Holcomb left behind a legacy as a talented actress who made us laugh on screen and tried to make it in the tough world of Hollywood.
Despite only having a few film credits to her name, Sarah Holcomb’s portrayal of Clorette DePasto at age 18 in her first-ever role was so impressive that she managed to win hearts across the world. What’s more, it placed her on the radar of some of the most historically significant film industry movers and shakers. She played in Caddy Shack opposite comedy icons like Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase and Ted Knight.
Like many young stars, even though trying for years, who couldn’t sustain her acting career post-Caddyshack. But that did not mean her career had ended not mattered how short-lived it was. Her laughing face when Boon answers flawlessly in a quiz game still makes us nostalgic of memories from an infamous fraternity house and its inhabitants who managed to make us laugh in tandem with them.
Sarah Holcomb may not have achieved the mega-stardom many people wanted; however, her performances still had an impact that people remember fondly today. You can catch her performances anytime on media streaming platforms and watch the magic of an actor who was good but could have been a little luckier.
Interesting Facts about Sarah Holcomb
- Best remembered as the girlfriend who passes out half naked on top of Tom Hulce in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).
- Her film career consisted of only four films in a two year period. Two of those films turned out to be the most successful low budget comedies of the era, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Caddyshack (1980).
- According to the director, Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence, of the film Stateside (2004) was based on a real actress in the 1970s who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio. The actor is David Holcomb leading many to believe that the actress is Sarah Holcomb of National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Caddyshack (1980). Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits.
- Attended the American High School in Mexico City in the mid-1970s.
- Older sister of David Holcomb.