Nina Foch Biography (1924-)

Born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock, April 20, 1924, in Leyden, Holland; daughter ofDirk (a conductor) and Consuelo (an actress and singer; maiden name, Flowerton) Fock; married James Lipton, June 6, 1954 (divorced, 1959); married DennisBrite, November 27, 1959 (divorced, 1963); married Michael Dewell, October 31, 1967 (divorced, 1993); children: (second marriage) Dirk de Brito. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA90212-2775.; Office: P.O. Box 1884, Beverly Hills, CA 90213-1884.

Nationality
Dutch
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, teacher, director, acting coach, consultant
Birth Details
April 20, 1924
Leyden, Holland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Mary McKinley, John Loves Mary, Booth Theatre, 1947
  • Countess Olivia, Twelfth Night, Empire Theatre, New York City, 1949
  • Congressional Baby, Albany, NY, 1950
  • Dynamene, A Phoenix Too Frequent, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • The Philadelphia Story, summer stock production, 1950
  • Light Up the Sky, summer stock production, 1950
  • Cordelia, King Lear, National Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • Isabella, Measure for Measure, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1956 , then Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Katharine, The Taming of the Shrew, American Shakespeare Festival,Stratford, 1956 , then Phoenix Theatre, 1957
  • Jane, A Second String, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City,1960
  • Masha, The Three Sisters, University of California at Los Angeles,1960
  • USA Revue, University of California at Los Angeles, 1962
  • Brecht on Brecht, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965
  • Freda Lawrence, "I Rise in Flames Cried the Phoenix," and Frances, "Windows," An Evening of Williams, Pinter and Schisgal, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965
  • The Seven Deadly Sins, San Francisco Ballet and Opera, CA, 1966
  • The Wife, All Over, Seattle Repertory Theatre, WA, 1972
  • Madame Arkadina, The Seagull, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1974
  • Major Tours
  • Stage debut, Western Union, Please, U.S. cities, 1941
  • Stage Director
  • "Ways and Means," Tonight at 8:30, National Repertory Theatre, American National Theatre Academy Theatre, New York City, and U.S. cities, 1966-67
  • Film Appearances
  • Jan Colburn, Wagon Wheels West, 1943
  • Alice Blake, Nine Girls, Columbia, 1944
  • Niki Saunders, Return of the Vampire, 1944
  • Princess Celeste LaTour, Cry of the Werewolf (also known as Daughter of the Werewolf), 1944
  • Lois Garland, Shadows in the Night, 1944
  • Frieda Brenner, Strange Affair, 1944
  • Jeanne, She's a Sweetheart (also known as Hello Mom), 1944
  • Cabbie, She's a Soldier Too, 1944
  • Constantia, A Song to Remember, Columbia, 1945
  • Title role, My Name Is Julia Ross, Columbia, 1945
  • Eileen Carr, Escape in the Fog, Columbia, 1945
  • Ellen Monk, I Love a Mystery, 1945
  • Anne Graham, Prison Ship, 1945
  • Sally Brown, Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (also known as Blackie's Rendezvous), 1945
  • Harriet Hobbs, Johnny O'Clock, 1947
  • Susie Pearson, The Guilt of Janet Ames, 1947
  • Betty, The Dark Past, 1948
  • Glenda Chapman, Johnny Allegro (also known as Hounded), 1949
  • Judith Warren, The Undercover Man, 1949
  • Milo Roberts, An American in Paris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951
  • Linda Kovacs, St. Benny the Dip (also known as Escape If You Can), 1951
  • Marie Antoinette, Scaramouche, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1952
  • Joyce Laramie, Young Man with Ideas, 1952
  • Elena Cantu, Sombrero, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Mercedes Bellway, Fast Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Erica Martin, Executive Suite, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1954
  • Maggie Flannery, Four Guns to the Border, Universal, 1954
  • Ellen Miles, Illegal, Warner Bros., 1955
  • Gretchen Brendan, You're Never Too Young, Paramount, 1955
  • Lieutenant McCoy, Three Brave Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Bithiah, The Ten Commandments, Paramount, 1957
  • Helena Glabrus, Spartacus, Universal, 1960
  • Maude Kennard, Cash McCall, Warner Bros., 1960
  • Mrs. Wallman, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971
  • Miss Evans, Mahogany, Paramount, 1975
  • Mrs. Calley, Jennifer (also known as Jennifer the Snake Goddess), 1978
  • Literary party guest, Rich and Famous, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981
  • Indian Summer, 1986
  • Hazel Laidlaw, Dixie Lanes (also known as Relative Secrets), 1988
  • Alex's mother, Skin Deep, 1989
  • Mrs. McEvoy, Sliver (also known as Sliver-Gier der Augen),1993
  • Miss Beasley, Morning Glory, 1993
  • Brandon's mother, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Sophia Monroe, 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997
  • Alice Baring, Hush, TriStar, 1998
  • Film Work
  • Associate director, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959 . Acting coach, The Encino Man (also known as California Man), 1992
  • Consultant to Ron Underwood, Speechless, 1994
  • Consultant to Stephen Hopkins, Blown Away, 1994
  • Consultant, The Grass Harp, 1995
  • Consultant to Peter Horton, The Cure, 1995
  • Consultant to Randal Kleiser, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Consultant to Pen Densham, Moll Flanders, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Panelist, Q.E.D., ABC, 1951
  • Panelist, That Reminds Me, 1952
  • Panelist, It's News to Me, CBS, 1954
  • Moderator, Let's Take Sides, 1957-59
  • Mrs. Pettigar, Salty, 1974
  • Dr. Juliana Moorehouse, Shadow Chasers, ABC, 1985-86
  • Movies
  • Carol Flemming, Prescription: Murder (also known as Columbo: Prescription Murder), 1968
  • Bibi Crosby, Gidget Grows Up, 1969
  • Goodby Rickby, The Scarecrow, 1972
  • Amelia Craig, Female Artillery, 1972
  • Reverend Le Veyne, The Great Houdini (also known as The Great Houdinis), 1976
  • Lavinia, Child of Glass, 1978
  • Dr. Adela Teba, Ebony, Ivory and Jade, 1980
  • Samantha's mother, Outback Bound, CBS, 1988
  • Mrs. Venible, In the Arms of a Killer, NBC, 1992
  • Burak, Alien Nation: Dark Horizon, Fox, 1994
  • Peg Miller, Family Blessings (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Family Blessings"), CBS, 1999
  • Sylvia Saxon, Shadow of Doubt (also known as Reasonable Doubt), Reasonable Doubt Productions, Cinemax, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Comtesse de Chambrun, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1989
  • Ellen Scott, Sidney Sheldon's The Sands of Time, CBS, 1992
  • Frances "Frannie" Halcyon, Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City), PBS, 1993
  • Specials
  • Mrs. Davenham, Hercule Poirot, 1962
  • Ceil, Oh! Baby, Baby, Baby ... , 1974
  • Gardy Farraday, Pottsville, 1980
  • Hannah Kingsley, Chameleon, CBS, 1986
  • Charlton Heston, Arts and Entertainment, 1995 .Universal Horror, TCM, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Juliana Moorehouse, Shadow Chasers, 1985
  • Episodic
  • Performer, The Chevrolet Tele-Theater, 1948
  • "Three Cornered Moon," The Philco Television Playhouse, 1949
  • "The House of Dust," Lights Out, 1951
  • Your Show of Shows, 1951-53
  • Performer, Gulf Playhouse, 1952
  • "The Rise of Carthage," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1954
  • "State of the Union," Producer's Showcase, NBC, 1954
  • The Steve Allen Show, CBS, 1956
  • "A Double Life," The Alcoa Hour, 1957
  • Clara Beauchamp, "The Clara Beauchamp Story," Wagon Train, 1957
  • "Whisper of Evil," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1959
  • "Incident of the Judas Trap," Rawhide, 1959
  • "The Case of Julia Walton," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1959
  • "A Time to Decide," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1960
  • "The Fingers of Henri Tourelle," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Lillian, "A Bridge Across Five Days," Route 66, CBS, 1961
  • "The Sweetly Smiling Face of Truth," Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • Autumn Ely, "Across Walnuts and Wine," Route 66, CBS, 1962
  • "Vengeance is the Spur," The Virginian, 1963
  • Eva, "The Borderland," The Outer Limits, syndicated, 1963
  • Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964
  • The mother, "The Casket," Combat!, 1965
  • "Marlee," A Man Called Sheandoah, 1966
  • Clarissa, "Clarissa," Bonanza, 1967
  • "Child out of Time," I Spy, 1967
  • Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1968
  • Duchess Sophia, "The Night of the Cossacks," The Wild, Wild West,1969
  • Agatha Corey, "Coreyville," Gunsmoke, 1969
  • "The Dollar," The F.B.I., 1970
  • McCloud, 1970
  • Sylvia Mitchell, "A Lesson in Loving," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1973
  • Madame Trevi, "The Trevi Collection," Kolchak: The Night Stalker,1975
  • Mrs. Polk, "Hollywood," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979
  • Lawyer Camille Carlton, "Smoke Gets in Your Thighs," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990
  • Leslie Maynard, "Acapulco Holiday," Hunter, 1990
  • Charlotte Lacey, Dear John, NBC, 1990-91
  • Katie Emhardt, "Tainted Lady," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Carmela Kaufman, Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992
  • Rebecca Kinkaid, "Death in Hawaii," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Beatrice, "Death & Violins," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999
  • Catherine DuChamp, "Dial 'N' for Murder," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2000
  • Also appeared in Danger, CBS; Lux Video Theatre, CBS; Philip Morris Playhouse, CBS; Studio One, CBS; Kraft Suspense, CBS; Playhouse 90, CBS; Burke's Law, ABC; Bus Stop, syndicated; The Trailmaster, ABC; Arrest and Trial, ABC; Pulitzer Playhouse; Playwrights 56; Mike Hammer; The Dinah Shore Show; Merv Griffin Show; Today Show; Dick Cavett; The Tonight Show.
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Family Blessings (also known as LaVyrle Spencers "Family Blessings"), CBS, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • (With Earl Holliman and Denver Pyle) Program 3--If the Two of Them AreDead Hosted by Rod Serling, 1996

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