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Kathy Hilton (born Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino, stage name and later renamed Kathy Richards; March 13, 1959) is an American socialite, television host and actress. She is the mother of socialites Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton.

Hilton was born in Whittier, California, daughter of Laurence K. Avanzino (December 26, 1935 - February 18, 1997) and Kathleen Dugan (April 7, 1938 - March 2, 2002). Her parents later divorced, and her mother went on to marry Kenneth E. Richards (1917 - 1998). Her maternal half-siblings are the actresses Kim Richards (born on September 19, 1964) and Kyle Richards (born on January 11, 1969). She also has two half-brothers and three half-sisters from her biological father's re-marriage.

Hilton had a small part in one theatrical movie, the sci-fi horror The Dark (1979) starring William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel, and Keenan Wynn.

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