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Nancy Dussault Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 June 1936Pensacola, Florida, USA
Height 5' 1¾" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy Dussault was born on June 30, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Too Close for Comfort (1980), The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971) and The In-Laws (1979). She has been married to Valentine Mayer since February 24, 1985. She was previously married to Jim Travis.

Spouse (2)

Valentine Mayer (24 February 1985 - present)
Jim Travis (1959 - 1982) (divorced) (separated 1982)

Trivia (8)

Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Awards: in 1961 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Do Re Mi" and in 1965 as Best Actress Musical) for "Bajour."
Married twice, she has no children.
Best remembered as the late Ted Knight's wife on the hit TV sitcom Too Close for Comfort (1980).
Daughter of George Adrian and Sarah Isabel (Seitz) Dussault. Her father was a naval captain and pilot and she was raised all over the world.
Headed the Ray Bolger School of Musical Performance at UCLA where she taught for six years and initiated their Musical Theater Program.
Broadway veteran whose vast musical theater leads include Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific," Maria in "The Sound of Music," the title role in "Peter Pan," Carrie in "Carounsel," Daisy in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," Sharon in "Finian's Rainbow," the title role in "Irene" and the Witch in "Into the Woods," in addition to scores of musical revues and one-evening special tributes.
Graduated from Northwestern University receiving the Young Artist's Award and was twice soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Lives in LA, and teaches theatre at UCLA (June 2000)

Personal Quotes (2)

I think the role did pigeonhole me for awhile, to the point where many people never realized I could sing. That was always very odd to me, 'cause I always thought of myself as a singer. But it was all right, because whatever helped me get a job was just fine ... whether that job was acting on a sitcom or singing on Broadway. -- ND, reflecting on her wifely role in "Too Close for Comfort"
This was nothing I planned on as a child, but it has become a very interesting career for me.

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