The Lovely, Lost, Late Lisa Robin Kelly

lisaDo you still watch those tired reruns of That 70s Show starring Ashton Kutcher. The show was always kind of stupid and Kutcher made it even worse. I dislike that man intensely for reasons too numerous to mention here. Anyhow this blog is dedicated to Lisa Robin Kelly, (Laurie Forman), the gorgeous blonde promiscuous sister of Eric Forman. She was that quintessential copy of Farrah Fawcett that every girl in America wanted to be. She was the girl that every boy in high school wanted to date and many girls hated just because she was hot. There must have been a few like that in your high school too.

Ironically a girl named Laurie was the incredible blonde bombshell in my high school. Her hair was naturally platinum blonde, she had a pin-up girl figure and many boys in the school dissed her because they knew they didn`t stand a chance. Anyhow.

Lisa_Robin_KellyLisa made her debut in a brief exchange with Christina Applegate in a 1992 episode of Married… with Children entitled “Kelly Doesn’t Live Here Anymore“, launching her television career. She appeared in 1997 in the episode, Charmed and Silk Stalkings Lisa lasted for 5 seasons on 70s. She was written out  in an episode where Laurie Forman left home to go to beauty school. In reality, Lisa was heavily addicted to crack cocaine and had a drinking problem. The producers insisted she enter rehab for 6 weeks but she was fired in 2002. She briefly returned to the show in the fifth season in four episodes, but was replaced with Christina Moore in the sixth season. Lisa`s last role onscreen was in the 2005 film The Food Chain: A Hollywood Scarytale.

In August 2010, Lisa was arrested in North Carolina on a charge of driving under the influence. In November 2010, she pleaded guilty, was fined and sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation.  On March 31, 2012, Lisa was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury upon a spouse, and was released on $50,000 bail. The charge was based on a complaint filed by her ex-boyfriend, John Michas. She later made public statements saying that she was the one who had been assaulted, and denied Michas’ claim that she assaulted him

Pantages TheatreMacKenzie Phillips who was Julie Horvath on One Day at a Time is another actress who was fired for her drug addiction. During the show’s third season in 1977, Phillips was arrested for public drunkenness and possession of cocaine. Because of her drug and alcohol abuse, Phillips began arriving late and was incoherent for rehearsals. The producers ordered her to take a six-week break to overcome her addiction. In 1980, she was fired from the show. In recent years Phillips informed the press that she was her father`s victim of incest for years beginning at age 11. That would explain the drug addiction.

Between 2012 – 2013 Lisa was arrested for a variety of crimes including DUIs and spousal abuse. Her life was in a downward spiral. At time of a 2012 arrest she had just suffered a miscarriage. On Good Morning America Lisa admitted she had a miscarriage as a result of her drinking. “I had lost a baby, as a result of that, I lost everything,” she said at the time. “And I was abusing alcohol, which I no longer do.” 

lisaDuring 2013 Lisa was barely recognizable. Alcohol had taken its toll. She looked years older than she was and it was hard to believe she was a celebrity. Suddenly Lisa died on the evening of August 14, 2013, at the Pax House substance abuse facility in Altadena, California. Her manager Craig Wyckoff said Lisa voluntarily checked herself into the facility several days earlier to receive treatment. The cause of her death was not immediately known. The LA Coroners office is waiting on tests to come back. Sources have said she overdosed. Other sources are saying that she passed away in her sleep from cardiac arrest. What a waste.

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One Response to The Lovely, Lost, Late Lisa Robin Kelly

  1. Anonymous says:

    Smart people make dumb choices.

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