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Birth information

16 August 1927 Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Death information

18 January 2008 Woodland Hills, California, USA

Given Name

Lois June Nettleton

How tall is Lois Nettleton?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jean Shepherd

Life Story of Lois Nettleton

A singularly consummate, vibrant and versatile actress, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation on the stage, in films and on TV. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was impoverished and her parents divorced early on. Young Lois used make-believe to escape her reality by creating small plays in her backyard which led to an affinity with the idea of acting. Having set her sights on the stage she joined a community theatre at the tender age of eleven and appeared on local radio and television. She later continued her training at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then studied 'the method' at the Actors' Studio in New York City, eventually making her Broadway debut in Dalton Trumbo's "The Biggest Thief in Town" (1948) using the stage moniker "Lydia Scott" (her given name, she felt, was too plain and sounded "schoolmarmy").

Lois was understudy to Barbara Bel Geddes in the role of "Maggie the Cat" in the original 1955 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer-Prize winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", staged by Elia Kazan. Occasionally, she got to play "Maggie",...

What movies did Lois Nettleton play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Christmas Card (2006) Rosie Spelman, House of Mouse (2002) Maleficent, Mickey's House of Villains (2001) Maleficent, Crossing Jordan (2001) Evelyn, The Pretender (1999) Gloria, Herc's Adventures (1997) Athena, Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1997) Nora, Charlie Grace (1996) , The Making of a Hollywood Madam (1996) Katherine, The Feminine Touch (1995) Pigeon, Baywatch Nights (1995) Frances Sandreen, Coach (1995) Lois, University Hospital (1995) Sarah McCormick, The Cosby Mysteries (1995) Mrs. Adams, Babylon 5 (1994) Daggair, Seinfeld (1994) Mrs....

Birth information

16 August 1927 Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Death information

18 January 2008 Woodland Hills, California, USA

Given Name

Lois June Nettleton

How tall is Lois Nettleton?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jean Shepherd

Life Story of Lois Nettleton

A singularly consummate, vibrant and versatile actress, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation on the stage, in films and on TV. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was impoverished and her parents divorced early on. Young Lois used make-believe to escape her reality by creating small plays in her backyard which led to an affinity with the idea of acting. Having set her sights on the stage she joined a community theatre at the tender age of eleven and appeared on local radio and television. She later continued her training at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then studied 'the method' at the Actors' Studio in New York City, eventually making her Broadway debut in Dalton Trumbo's "The Biggest Thief in Town" (1948) using the stage moniker "Lydia Scott" (her given name, she felt, was too plain and sounded "schoolmarmy").

Lois was understudy to Barbara Bel Geddes in the role of "Maggie the Cat" in the original 1955 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer-Prize winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", staged by Elia Kazan. Occasionally, she got to play "Maggie",...

What movies did Lois Nettleton play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Christmas Card (2006) Rosie Spelman, House of Mouse (2002) Maleficent, Mickey's House of Villains (2001) Maleficent, Crossing Jordan (2001) Evelyn, The Pretender (1999) Gloria, Herc's Adventures (1997) Athena, Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1997) Nora, Charlie Grace (1996) , The Making of a Hollywood Madam (1996) Katherine, The Feminine Touch (1995) Pigeon, Baywatch Nights (1995) Frances Sandreen, Coach (1995) Lois, University Hospital (1995) Sarah McCormick, The Cosby Mysteries (1995) Mrs. Adams, Babylon 5 (1994) Daggair, Seinfeld (1994) Mrs....

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Maximilian Schell and Lois Nettleton in The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

She was the first caller to Jean Shepherd's late-night radio program on WOR-AM. He answered the call on the air and she became a frequent guest, known to listeners as "The Caller". Together, they created the call-in radio show.

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Lois Nettleton in The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "They Knew What They Wanted."

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Robert Mitchum and Lois Nettleton in Die Letzten vom Red River (1969)

Semi-finalist at the 1948 Miss America Pageant

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Charles Bronson and Lois Nettleton in Die Leute von der Shiloh Ranch (1962)

Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.

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Charles Bronson and Lois Nettleton in Die Leute von der Shiloh Ranch (1962)

Was making up her own mini-plays and acting them out in her backyard at age 7.

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Charles Bronson and Lois Nettleton in Die Leute von der Shiloh Ranch (1962)

Attended the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.

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James Coburn and Lois Nettleton in The Honkers (1972)

Lois was a consummate theatrical performer, on record stating, that she would have preferred treading the boards of the New York stage to acting in television. However, the need to looking after her ailing mother in Los Angeles in the end overrode all personal concerns.

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Burt Reynolds and Lois Nettleton in Das schönste Freudenhaus in Texas (1982)

She was a lifelong liberal Democrat.

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Burt Reynolds and Lois Nettleton in Das schönste Freudenhaus in Texas (1982)

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Robert Mitchum, Martin Balsam, David Carradine, George Kennedy, Tina Louise, etc.

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Dolly Parton, Gail Benedict, Valerie Leigh Bixler, Terry Calloway, Leslie Cook, etc.

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