Full name, Nancy Jane Kulp; born August 28, 1921, in Harrisburg, PA; died ofcancer, February 4, 1991, in Palm Desert, CA. Actress.
Kulp was best known to television audiences as the intellectual, man-starvedbank secretary Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies, a role that earned Kulp an Emmy nomination in 1967. Kulp recreated the role for the 1981 television movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies. She began her acting career with several non-speaking film parts before appearing in a talking role in the film The Model and the Marriage Broker in 1952. After the Hillbillies Kulp appeared in the series The Brian Keith Show from 1973 to 1974. For the remainder of the seventies, throughout the eighties,and into the nineties Kulp made guest appearances on various television shows, including Sanford and Son, Simon and Simon, and Quantum Leap.Among her numerous film credits are The Three Faces of Eve and TheParent Trap. Kulp also made several stage appearances in the early eighties, including productions of Accent on Youth and Mornings at Seven. Aside from her acting career, Kulp also made a bid for Congress in PortRoyal, Pennsylvania in 1984.