Rosanne Katon, playmate and humanitarian actress
The American actress, top model and humanitarian Rosanne Katon is borned the 5th of February 1952 in New - York City in a Jamaica's family. She began to perform at 13 years old in a short film for the Metropolitan insurances but she really begins her career at the beginning of the 1970's in Hollywood. She appears alternatively in R. Rated movies and in famous TV series ("Sandford and Son", "What's Happening ?", "Good Times", "Starsky and Hutch"). Rosanne seemed to have the reputation to be only a R Rated movie actress ("Chesty Anderson, Us army" (1976), "Lunch Virgin" (1981)). This reputation is solidified by her appearance in September 1978 as September playmate in the Playboy magazine. Shooted by Mario Caselli she will also appear in the famous Playboy number of June 1991 who will be a tribute for the female comedians. This sulfurous aspect of her actress career was invoked in 2001 during the famous TV show "Politically Incorrect" when she was face to face with the Jerry Falwell reverend.
The Rosanne Katon purpose isn't to be considered as a R Rated actress all the time. At the beginning she performs with Denzel Washington in the drama TV serie "St Elsewhere" and plays in two films directed by UCLA students. The first "Illusion" deals with the story of an African - American singer Julie Dash doubling a white actress in the Hollywood of the 1940's. In the second "Rich" she performs the story of a young sport girl. Rosanne Katon is known as playmate but few knows that she is also an humanitarian. In 1984 she gets married with the president of the NGO "Operation USA" Richard Walden. This NGO helps foreign countries (Rwanda, Cambodia, ...) but also areas ravaged in the USA (New - Orleans, ...). Rosanne Katon is an active participant and served in the advisory board based on California. She never hesitate to go on TV sets and TV shows for promoting the NGO. In 2001 she has written a biographical entitled "Whispered histories" and included in the book "Becoming American, personal essays by first generation immigrant women" published in New - York City.