Sarah Holcomb Says Goodbye
Actress Sarah Holcomb made her acting debut in Animal House as 13-year-old Clorette DePasto, although she was already 18 years old when filming. She subsequently went on to star in Walk Proud, Mr.Mike’s Mondo Video, and Happy Birthday, Gemini, before she signed on to star as Maggie O’Hooligan in Caddyshack.
After Caddyshack, Holcomb quit acting. She supposedly had turned to a life of drugs and alcohol following Animal House, on a path that eventually led to mental illness as she also reportedly suffered from schizophrenia. Chris Miller, who co-wrote Animal House once wrote of Holcomb: “She was young, younger than the rest of us. We were a fast crowd. Drugs were everywhere. She fell into what, for lack of a better term, you would have to call bad company.”