Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Nancy Andrews Biography (1924-1989)
Full name, Nancy Currier Andrews; born December 16, 1924, in Minneapolis, MN;died of a heart attack, July 29, 1989, in New York, NY; daughter of James Currier (a hotel owner and grain executive) and Grace Ella (a drama coach; maiden name, Gerrish) Andrews; married Parke N. Bossart, 1945 (divorced, 1952); children: Tanima Cynthia.
- Birth Details
- December 16, 1924
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- Death Details
- July 29, 1989
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor,Beverly Hills Shakespeare Theatre, Los Angeles, 1938.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Ensemble, Touch and Go (revue), Broadhurst Theatre, 1949.
- Nicki, Break It Up, Theatre By the Sea, Matunuck, RI, 1950.
- Mrs. Sally Adams (understudy), Call Me Madam, Imperial Theatre, New YorkCity, 1950.
- Julie, Show Boat, Lambertville Music Circus, Lambertville, NJ, 1951.
- Laura Carew, Hazel Flagg, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Sister Bessie, Tobacco Road, La Cienega Playhouse, Los Angeles, then Grist Mill Playhouse, Andover, NJ, both 1954.
- Emma Miller, Plain and Fancy, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1955.
- Fauna, Pipe Dream, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- title role, Panama Hattie and Lavinia, Hit the Deck, both Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA, 1956.
- Grace, Bus Stop, Robin Hood Theatre, Arden, DE, 1957.
- Mrs. Brady, Juno, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Mother Grieg, Song of Norway, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MO, 1959.
- Amanda, The Glass Menagerie, Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA, 1959.
- Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1959.
- Auntie, Christine, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Theatre De Lys, 1960.
- Mother Cadman, Madame Spig-Eye, and Irish washerwoman, The Tiger Rag, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- title role, Madame Aphrodite, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Helen, A Taste of Honey, Emma, Look Out, Sailor, and Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, all Red Barn Theatre, Northport, NY, 1962.
- Belle Poitrine, Little Me, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Mrs. Mister, The Cradle Will Rock, Theatre Four, New York City, 1964.
- Mrs. Bailie, Say Nothing, Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1965.
- Dragoon, The Day the Lid Blew Off, Jan Hus Playhouse, 1968.
- Mrs. Venzenzio, A Likely Story, Kennebunkport Theatre, Kennebunkport, ME,1968.
- Inez, In the Summer House, Southampton College, Southampton, NY, 1968, then Dublin International Theatre Festival, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1969.
- Marion Hollender, Don't Drink the Water, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1969.
- Sister Bessie, Tobacco Road, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, 1970.
- Ida, 70, Girls, 70, Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 1970.
- Peggy Monash, How Much, How Much?, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City,1970.
- Aunt Demetria, On Borrowed Time, Bucks County Playhouse, 1973.
- Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night Music, Mall Playhouse, North Bergen, NJ,1975.
- Aunt Eller, Oklahoma!, Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, NY, 1975.
- Mrs. Murray, Dearest Enemy, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1976.
- Lil, Broadway, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1978.
- Also appeared in Hilarities, Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1948; as anunderstudy, 70, Girls, 70, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1971; in Mademoiselle Colombe, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1977; and as Miss Tweed,Something's Afoot, 1978.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Dorothy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, California cities, 1950.
- Songs and Laughter (one-woman show), European cities, 1954.
- Emma Miller, Plain and Fancy, U.S. cities, 1956.
- Mrs. Livingston, Happy Hunting, U.S. cities, 1959.
- Bloody Mary, South Pacific, U.S. cities, 1960.
- Madame Liang, Flower Drum Song, U.S. cities, 1961.
- Mrs. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, U.S. cities, 1963.
- Belle Poitrine, Little Me, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1964, then U.S.
- cities, 1965.
- Rosie Brice, Funny Girl, U.S. cities, 1965-66.
- Marion Hollender, Don't Drink the Water, U.S. cities, 1970.
- Esther, Two By Two, U.S. cities, 1972.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Mrs. Hudson, The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker (also known as Pigeons), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Plaza, 1970.
- Dr. Seaton, Made for Each Other, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
- Mrs. Pat Hungerford, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, Columbia, 1973.
- Mrs. Captree, Werewolf of Washington, Diplomat, 1973.
- Rosie, W.W. and the Dixie Dance Kings, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
- Mrs. Logan, Night of the Juggler, Columbia, 1980.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; PILOTS
- Amy Kibbe, Kibbe Hates Finch, CBS, 1965.
- Mrs. Burgess, Kangaroos in the Kitchen, NBC, 1982.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS, 1950.
- Aunt Hagatha, Bewitched, ABC, 1966.
- Maggie Baker, Hawk, ABC, 1966.
- Mrs. Potts, Pistols and Petticoats, CBS, 1966.
- Miss Peterson, As the World Turns, CBS, 1971.
- Mrs. Johnson, Faith for Today, syndicated, 1971.
- Also The Perry Como Show, NBC, 1950; The Ray Milland Show, CBS, 1954; Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1954; The Spike Jones Show, NBC, 1954; The BettyWhite Show, ABC, 1954; The Tonight Show, NBC, 1963; Girl Talk, ABC, 1963, 1965, and 1969; The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1964; Queen for a Day, ABC, 1964; "E.E. Cummings' Fairy Tales," Camera Three, CBS, 1968; The Joe FranklinShow, WOR-TV (New York City), 1968 and 1969; Dinah's Diner.
- Margie, Twirl, NBC, 1981.
- Nurse Carswell, "I'm with Ya, Duke," Happy Endings, ABC, 1975.
- Also TV Telethon, Cincinnati, OH, 1962.
- Music and lyrics, Bright Champagne, Melrose Theatre, Los Angeles, 1943.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- New York Times, July 31, 1989.
- Variety, August 2-8, 1989.
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