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Remembering Lois Nettleton

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Jan 18, 2020 - 12:52:19 PM
1226 posts since 7/14/2004

The name may not be familiar to you but if you watched TV at all during the 1950's through the 1970's you have likely seen her on numerous occasions. She passed away Jan 18, 2008. She was one of the most prolific actresses in TV during that time period. A great actress and a beautiful woman.

From Wiki:
She performed in dozens of guest-starring roles on television shows. Early roles included The Twilight Zone (episode "The Midnight Sun", 1961); Naked City; Route 66; Mr. Novak; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (episode "The Dark Pool", 1963); The Eleventh Hour; Dr. Kildare; Twelve O'Clock High; The Fugitive; The F.B.I.; Bonanza; Gunsmoke; The Virginian; and Daniel Boone.[6] In 1973, she appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Lou Grant's new boss, Barbara Coleman, where she had a crush on Mr. Grant. She appeared in the pilot episode of The Eddie Capra Mysteries in 1978, as well as hit TV miniseries such as Washington: Behind Closed Doors and Centennial, as the murderous Maude Wendell.
In 1987, she portrayed the role of Penny VanderHof Sycamore on the TV series version of the classic Kaufman and Hart comedy play You Can't Take It with You with Harry Morgan and Richard Sanders. She was a regular celebrity guest on various versions of the game show Pyramid from the 1970s through 1991.[6]
Nettleton won two Emmy Awards during her career. She won one for her role as Susan B. Anthony in the television film The American Woman: Profiles in Courage (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), which was an episode of the religious anthology Insight. She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for an episode of The Golden Girls. She also received Emmy nominations for her work in the TV movie Fear on Trial (1975) (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special) and for a recurring role on the series In the Heat of the Night in 1989 (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series). Nettleton appeared in a 2006 Christmas TV movie special titled The Christmas Card.

Edited by - Sheenjack on 01/18/2020 12:54:53

Jan 18, 2020 - 4:50:44 PM

9013 posts since 8/22/2006

I wasn’t aware who she was Sheenjack so I did some internet sleuthing and found some images and at first she reminded me of Helen Crump you know Andy Griffith’s main squeeze. And in my sleuthing I came across I guess it to be the very first time Andy Taylor shows up on TV.

Don’t mean to high jack your topic but the episode kind of had a modern theme to it. Now back to our regular standard programming

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 01/18/2020 16:51:32

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