Jeanette Nolan Biography (1911-1998)

Born December 30, 1911, in Los Angeles, CA; died after a stroke, June 5, 1998, in Los Angeles, CA; buried in Montana; married John McIntire (an actor), 1935 (deceased); children: Tim (an actor; deceased). Career: Actress. Began acting career at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Awards, Honors:Emmy Award nominations, best actress in a single performance, 1963, for "Vote No on 11!," The Richard Boone Show, best supporting actress in a drama, 1966, for "The Conquest of Maude Murdock," best actress in a drama series, 1974, for Dirty Sally, and best actress in a single performance in acomedy or drama series, 1978, for The Awakening Land..

Birth Details
December 30, 1911
Los Angeles, California, United States
Death Details
June 5, 1998
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Republic, 1948
  • Mrs. Hart, Words and Music, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948
  • Major Ross, Abandoned (also known as Abandoned Woman), Universal, 1949
  • Ma Higgins, Saddle Tramp, Universal, 1950
  • Mona Frene, No Sad Songs for Me, Columbia, 1950
  • Foster mother, Kim, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Harriet Purcell, The Secret of Convict Lake, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951
  • Felice, The Happy Time, Columbia, 1952
  • Mrs. Harris, The Hangman's Knot, Columbia, 1952
  • Bertha Duncan, The Big Heat, Columbia, 1953
  • Mrs. Dingo Brion, A Lawless Street, Columbia, 1955
  • Mrs. L. A. Peterson, Tribute to a Bad Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Miss Adelaide Dabney, Everything but the Truth, Universal, 1956
  • Mrs. Reynolds, Seventh Cavalry, Columbia, 1956
  • Nante, The Halliday Brand, United Artists, 1957
  • Mrs. Austen, The Deep Six, Warner Bros., 1957
  • Henrietta, April Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Cora Melavan, The Guns of Fort Petticoat, Columbia, 1957
  • The Rabbit Trap, United Artists, 1958
  • Ma Bascomb, Wild Heritage, Universal, 1958
  • Ma Demara, The Great Imposter, Universal, 1960
  • Voice of Mother, Psycho (also known as Wimpy), 1960
  • Mrs. McCandless, Two Rode Together, Columbia, 1961
  • Nora Ericson, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Paramount, 1962
  • Amy Clinton, Twilight of Honor (also known as The Charge Is Murder), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Aunt Sarah, My Blood Runs Cold, Warner Bros., 1965
  • Mrs. Ewing Perryman, Chamber of Horrors, Warner Bros., 1966
  • Mrs. Fleming, The Reluctant Astronaut, Universal, 1967
  • Miss Wingate, Sullivan's Empire, Universal, 1967
  • Ma Webb, Did You Hear the One about the Traveling Saleslady?, Universal, 1968
  • Nightmare Honeymoon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Gertie, The Sky's the Limit, 1975
  • The Winds of Autumn, 1976
  • Mrs. Winconis, The Manitou, Avco Embassy, 1977
  • Voice of Ellie Mae, The Rescuers (animated), Buena Vista, 1977
  • Florence Shelby, Avalanche, New World Pictures, 1978
  • Voice of Widow Tweed, The Fox and the Hound (animated), Buena Vista, 1981
  • Mrs. Spellacy, True Confessions, United Artists, 1981
  • Eunice MacCready, Cloak and Dagger, Universal, 1984
  • Edith Chandler, Street Justice, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Ellen Booker, The Horse Whisperer, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Appeared in the film Words and Music.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Annette Devereaux, Hotel de Paree, CBS, 1959-60
  • Jessie McCoony, The Richard Boone Show, NBC, 1963-64
  • Holly Grainger, The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), 1968-70
  • Sally Fergus, Dirty Sally, CBS, 1974
  • Miniseries
  • Granny McWhirter, The Awakening Land, NBC, 1978
  • Mrs. Bartholomew, Goliath Awaits, Operation Prime Time, 1981
  • Pilots
  • Miss Birdie, Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971
  • Alice Longstreet, Longstreet, ABC, 1971
  • Ada Stratton, Lassie: The New Beginning, ABC, 1978
  • Movies
  • Mrs. Downey, Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole, ABC, 1972
  • Mrs. Briscoe, Hijack!, ABC, 1973
  • Mrs. Peck, Columbo: Double Shock, NBC, 1973
  • Hanna Marie Didrikson, Babe, CBS, 1974
  • Mrs. Larkin, The Desperate Miles, ABC, 1975
  • Margaret O'Malley, Law and Order, NBC, 1976
  • Essie Cargo, The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1976
  • Kate O'Connell, Columbo: The Conspirators, NBC, 1978
  • Lavinia Leventhal, Better Late Than Never (also known as Darn You, Harry Landers and Never Too Young), NBC, 1979
  • Rose MacIntosh, The Hustler of Muscle Beach, ABC, 1980
  • Gertrude, The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch, ABC, 1982
  • Specials
  • When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion, ABC, 1979
  • Jessie, "All the Way Home," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1981
  • Episodic
  • "The Final Performance of Sarah Bernhardt (November 30, 1922)," You Are There, CBS, 1955
  • "The Last Day of an English Queen (Lady Jane Grey, Executed February 12,1554)," You Are There, CBS, 1955
  • "Escape from Oak Lane," Richard Diamond, Private Detective, CBS, 1957
  • Ma Grilk, "Potato Road," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1957
  • Aunt Mae, "The Young One," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1957
  • Mrs. Kirby, "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse," Perry Mason, CBS, 1958
  • Sadie Grimes, "The Right Kind of House," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1958
  • Amy Slater, "Amy's Good Deed," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1958
  • Mrs. Trotter, "The Morning After," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS,1959
  • "Family Affair," Richard Diamond, Private Detective, CBS, 1959
  • Emma Benson, "The Case of the Nine Dolls," Perry Mason, CBS, 1960
  • La Curandera, "Witch Woman," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1960
  • Rose, "Love Thy Neighbor," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1961
  • Janet Hale, "The Janet Hale Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1961
  • Edith Beggs, "Coming Home," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1961
  • Rachel, "The Hunt," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1962
  • Martha Blair, "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank," Perry Mason, CBS, 1962
  • Erna Norden, "The Case of the Hateful Hero," Perry Mason, CBS, 1962
  • Granny Hart, "Jess-Belle," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963
  • Bella McKavitch, "Charlie Wooster-Outlaw," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963
  • Nellie, "The Case of the Betrayed Bride," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964
  • Aunt Thede, "Aunt Thede," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • Chottsie Gubenheimer, "The Chottsie Gubenheimer Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1965
  • "Danny Was a Million Laughs," I Spy, NBC, 1965
  • Emma Ritter, "The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965
  • Maude Murdock, "The Conquest of Maude Murdock," I Spy, NBC, 1966
  • Naomi, "Ill Wind," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966
  • Miss Wattle, "The Housekeeper," Night Gallery, NBC, 1970
  • "The Last Job," The F.B.I., ABC, 1971
  • Aunt Ada, "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971
  • "Weird Wednesday," Emergency!, NBC, 1972
  • Letty, "The Last Heir," Harry O, ABC, 1974
  • "The Calling," The Waltons, CBS, 1978
  • Lydia Danvers, "Angels on Vacation," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979
  • "To Tell the Truth," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986
  • "The Black Dahlia," Hunter, NBC, 1988
  • Clara, Dear John, NBC, 1989
  • Carol, "The Madonna," MacGyver, ABC, 1989
  • Appeared as Sister Mary in "The Peter Bartley Story," The Millionaire, CBS; as Granny in "Parasite Mansion," Thriller, NBC; and as Rose's mother Alma Lindstrom in "Blanche and the Younger Man," The Golden Girls, NBC; appeared on Laredo, NBC.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Omar Khayyam, 1932
  • Young Dr. Malone, 1939-40
  • Cavalcade of America, 1940-41
  • Nicolette Moore, One Man's Family, 1947-50
  • The Great Gildersleeve, 1949-52
  • Episodic
  • Appeared in episodes of Big Sister, Crime Doctor, Frontier Gentleman, Lux Radio Theatre, Manhattan at Midnight, March of Time, The Railroad House, Tarzan, and This Is My Best.

Further Reference

Obituaries and Other Sources

    • Entertainment News, June 9, 1998,
    • Time, June 22, 1998, p. 23.*

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