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Date of Birth 22 July 1936New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 25 May 2016Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameNancy Ellen Dow

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy Dow was born on July 22, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as Nancy Ellen Dow. She was an actress, known for Pure (2004), The Ice House (1969) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). She was married to John Aniston and John Tunis Melick, Jr. She died on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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John Aniston (11 December 1965 - 20 August 1980) (divorced) (1 child)
John Tunis Melick, Jr. (25 August 1956 - 1961) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Daughter of Gordon McLean Dow and Louise Grieco.
Younger sister of Joan Dow and Jean Dow. Older sister of Linda Dow, Martha Dow and Sally Dow.
Her maternal grandfather, Louis Grieco, was an Italian immigrant (who was possibly of Arbëreshë origin; the Arbëreshë are ethnic Albanians who live in Italy). Nancy's other ancestry includes Scottish and English.
Her mother left the family when she was about twelve.
She's the fourth of six children.
Ex-mother-in-law of Brad Pitt.
Was estranged from her daughter Jennifer Aniston from 1999, when Dow published her memoir "From Mother and Daughter to Friends" which charted their relationship, until 2005, when Aniston reached out to her mother following her public divorce from Brad Pitt.
Grandmother of Eilish K. Melick and John T. Melick IV.
Mother-in-law of Shannon Melick.
Sister-in-law of Alphonse Labieniec.
In 2011, Dow suffered a series of strokes. These affected her ability to speak and walk. In the early hours of May 23, 2016, she was taken by ambulance from her home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles. She died three days later. She was 79.
Granddaughter of Francis Dow, Ellen Sarah Dow, Michael Grieco and Carmela Grieco.

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