• Sarah Holcomb is a retired American actress best known for her role in National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978.
• She achieved international fame after her acting debut, but her career ended abruptly after two years due to drug and alcohol abuse.
• She was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 20 and was effectively locked up in a mental institution.
• She now lives a peaceful life in Connecticut.
• She has changed her name and is often the subject of media anniversaries of films in which she starred.
Who is Sarah Holcomb?
Sarah Holcomb is a retired American actress, probably best remembered for her role as Clorette DePasto in the comedy film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” in 1978. Her career ended abruptly after only two years in the entertainment industry, and not much has been heard about it hair since the eighties.
Where is Sarah Holcomb today?
Sarah rose to international fame after her acting debut and continued her career with a few more appearances before it came to an abrupt end.
She was diagnosed with schizophrenia, caused by drug and alcohol abuse, when she was only 20 years old. Her drug abuse started while working on the movie “National Lampoon”, and along with Chris Miller, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi and others, she didn’t know how to stop. She was much younger than the rest of the cast, which made Sarah struggle to find a place for herself, and one way to join the company of such stars was through drugs.
However, she took it too far and two years later after her diagnosis, she was effectively locked up in a mental institution.
Now, years later, Sarah lives a peaceful life, far from media attention and the melting pot that is Hollywood, and is based somewhere in the state of Connecticut.
Sarah Holcomb Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Sarah Holcomb was born on September 11, 1958. in Weston, Connecticut, USA; she has a brother, David Holcomb, who is also an actor and who appeared in the movie “Stateside”, which was somewhat based on Sarah’s life.
She attended Grayson College, but there is no information about whether she received her degree or not, but it is unlikely that she was in Hollywood since she was 20 years old.
Sarah Holcomb career
The moment Sarah entered show business, she left people in awe of her – young, beautiful, and already at least metaphorically half-naked. She was the star of the comedy film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” in which she portrayed Clorette DePasto, the 13-year-old daughter of shady mayor Carmine DePasto, played by Cesare Danova.
In fact, Sarah was 18 years old when the scene was shot and 20 when the movie was released.
After this initial success, Sarah moved on to prominent roles, starring in the award-winning film “Walk Proud” (1979), and then another prominent role as Judith Hastings in the romantic comedy film “Happy Birthday, Gemini” (1980) . The same year, she starred as Maggie O’Hooligan in yet another successful movie, “Caddyshack” alongside Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray.
Unfortunately, after this movie, Sarah started having mental health issues and hasn’t appeared in a single project since.
Sarah Holcomb Net Worth, Height, Weight & Appearance
Even though Sarah was inactive for over 40 years, she left a big mark on the industry and is always remembered for her role in “National Lampoon”. Sarah Holocomb’s net worth is estimated to be $50,000 as of mid 2020.
Sarah is 1.68 m tall while she weighs about 143 lbs ~ 65 kg.
She has brown eyes and her hair used to be blonde, but has now turned gray.
Sarah Holcomb Personal Life, Dating, Is She Married?
Who knows what Sarah could have accomplished had she not fallen under the influence of alcohol and drugs – an Academy Award winner, perhaps? Never mind, let’s save that for another occasion.
Now Sarah is living a reclusive life in Connecticut, apparently she has changed her name so there is no information on whether she is married or has children. She used to be linked to a few of her movie co-stars, including Tom Hulce, among others, but nothing has been confirmed.
She is still best known to the world for that toga party scene and is often the subject of the media when it’s anniversaries of movies she starred in, most recently the 40th anniversary of “Caddyshack”.