Heather Menzies in Red, White and Busted (1972)

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Shiloh’s notes from the comment section:

“Another Celebrity Sleuth discovery was Heather Menzies ~ Red, White and Busted (1972). Ordered the DVD 3/4 yrs ago. Made a post at SimpCity April last yr. Tried to enhance, but sadly was a lost cause.”

Shiloh’s video is here

As he implies, the video quality was so poor that it is useless to tinker with it. Here are some lame efforts:

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Heather Menzies had played one of the von Trapp children in The Sound of Music, but around the time of this movie she was trying to change her image so she could get a wider variety of roles. As part of the plan, and at about the same time this film was released, Heather also posed for Playboy. As you can see from the captures above and the pic below, she definitely had a beautiful figure.


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The “mature roles” plan wasn’t really successful. After this role, she was mostly cast in a few TV movies and TV episodes. Around 1975 she married ol’ Dan Tanna himself, Robert Urich, and it was true love. They remained together for about a quarter of a century until his death. She basically retired from acting in 1982 except for a couple of parts in episodes of Urich’s shows.

After Urich’s death, she never remarried, to my knowledge, and kept her hyphenated last name. She devoted her time to the Urich Cancer Foundation. She passed away in 2017, shortly after her 68th birthday.

3 thoughts on “Heather Menzies in Red, White and Busted (1972)

  1. Good find, Scoop, wish she’d gotten more nude roles, & altho this version sucks, sounds like the type of 70s nugget that a label like Vinegar Syndrome or Kino Lorber could remaster for blu someday

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