Zerby Derby is an educational philosophy series that aims to enable children to observe the processes of scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving, while also learning about physical science concepts and seeing positive attitudes towards learning, particularly curiosity and perseverance. Each episode makes valuable educational connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Runtime: 8 minutes
Zerby Derby - Kim Darby - Netflix
Kim Darby (born Deborah Zerby; July 8, 1947) is an American actress best known for her role as Mattie Ross in the film True Grit (1969).
Zerby Derby - Early life and film career - Netflix
Darby was born Deborah Zerby in Los Angeles, the daughter of professional dancers Inga (Wiere) and Jon Zerby (the “Dancing Zerbys” or “Dancing Zerbies”). Her father nicknamed her Derby saying “I thought Derby Zerby would be a great stage name”. Her mother was from Budapest. Her mother's siblings were comedians who performed as the Wiere Brothers. She performed as a singer and dancer under the name “Derby Zerby.” Believing that she could not "hope for serious important roles in films with a name like “Derby Zerby,” she renamed herself “Kim,” because it was the name of a popular girl in her high school that she admired, and “Darby,” as a variation of “Derby.” Darby began acting at age fifteen. Her first appearance was as a dancer in the film Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Among her roles are True Grit, in which she played a fourteen-year-old when she was twenty-one years of age; Gunsmoke (1967 episodes “The Lure” and “Vengeance”); Bonanza (1967 episode “The Sure Thing”); The One and Only (1978); Better Off Dead (1985); and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).
Zerby Derby - References - Netflix