A good number of actors and actresses, in addition to playing their onscreen roles perfectly well, also get to become famous based on how long they have been around in the industry. Thus, it is given that an actor or actress who has steadily been featuring in both films and television series or just one of the two categories should ordinarily become famous as long as a good number of the productions turn out to be commercially successful. However, it still doesn’t mean that those who had a seemingly short career in the industry have all been forgotten. The likes of Sarah Holcomb whose acting career lasted only but 2 years from 1978 to 1980 have definitely not been forgotten.
In this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about her; background, career, and what possibly led to her sudden withdrawal from the acting industry. You should, however, bear in mind that a lot of things still remain unknown about the actress.
Who is Sarah Holcomb and How Old is She?
Sarah Holcomb is a former American actress who was born on the 11th of September, 1958 in Weston, Connecticut, the United States of America. As a result of the short-lived nature of her career, Sarah didn’t stay long enough for the media to look into and report stories about what her childhood life was like. Nevertheless, one thing we know about her background is that she is the elder sister of American actor, David Holcomb as indicated on her IMDb page. As for her education, Sarah attended the American High School in Mexico City in the mid-70s where she possibly graduated.
It is not known for certain if she thereafter attended college, however, a couple of persons who commented on a thread where her whereabouts is being discussed admitted to attending college with her in Arizona. Be that as it may, Sarah Holcomb made her acting debut in 1978.
Movies And TV Shows
Her first acting role came as Clorette DePasto in the 1978 film, Animal House. In the film, she played the 13-year-old daughter of Mayor Carmine DePasto which was played by Cesare Danova. Following this work, Sarah Holcomb landed more roles in the next few years that followed.
In the year 1979, she played the character of Sarah Lassiter in Walk Proud. She starred in the film alongside Robby Benson who played Emilio Mendez, Henry Darrow who starred as Mike Serrano, Pepe Serna as Cesar, Trinidad Silva as Dagger and many more. Also in 1979, Holcomb delighted film watchers yet again with her starring as herself in Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video. The American comedy film was written by Mitch Glazer, Dirk Wittenborn Emily Prager and directed by Michael O’Donoghue.
Coming into the 80s, it seemed like Sarah Holcomb had established a strong footing in her acting career; surprisingly, she chose to take a break from acting. Before her sudden withdrawal from the limelight, Holcomb appeared in Happy Birthday, Gemini as Judith Hastings. Afterwards, she starred as Maggie O’Hooligan in Caddyshack which had other iconic cast members like Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and more.
How Tall is Sarah Holcomb?
Sarah Holcomb stands 2 inches above the average height of American women which is 5 feet 4 inches. Her height has been listed as 5 feet 6 inches. Other details about her weight and body measurements are not available to media.
Where Has Sarah Holcomb Been Since Then?
In case you are wondering where the actress has been since her last acting role in 1980, you’d be delighted to know that she is still very much alive.
Much of Sarah’s withdrawal from the acting industry is credited to the life she chose to live after her last film role. Reports have it that she turned to alcohol and drugs which led her to suffer schizophrenia. Sarah lost touch with reality and needed help from a psychiatric hospital to get back to living a normal life. Acting jobs were extremely difficult for her to get after that.
A 2004 film, Stateside, was based on Sarah Holcomb’s career and schizophrenia diagnosis. The film narrates her descent from an obviously beautiful life which gets affected by her abuse of alcohol, drug and sex which ultimately led to her mental illness. She now goes by a new name and avoids media attention. It is most likely that she has closed everything that has to do with acting in her life.