Basinger Was Born In Athens Georgia

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Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia. Her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager who as a U.S. Army soldier landed in Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Her mother, Ann (née Cordell), was a model, an actress, and a swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films. She competed in the national Junior Miss pageant and was offered a modeling contract with Ford Modeling Agency. She had guest roles on TV shows such as Charlie’s Angels and The Six Million Dollar Man, as well as a starring role on the short-lived series Dog and Cat (1977). in 1978, Basinger played the lead role in the made-for-TV movie Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, as a smalltown young woman who goes to Hollywood to become an actress and winds up a famous centerfold for a men’s magazine. She recevied a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Barry Levinson’s The Natural (1984), opposite Robert Redford.
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger