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Denise Nickerson

Denise Nickerson was best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and as a member of the Short Circus on The Electric Company (1971). She left the acting business at the end of 1978, and she worked as a nurse since then. Now, she spends time at home as a full-time mom. She will be remembered as ... See full bio »
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 1978 Zero to Sixty
'Larry' Wilde
 1978 Child of Glass (TV Movie)
Connie Sue Armsworth
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Connie Sue Armsworth
- Child of Glass (1978) ... Connie Sue Armsworth
 1976 The Dark Side of Innocence (TV Movie)
Gabriela Hancock
 1975 Smile
Shirley - Young American Miss
 1974 If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? (TV Movie)
Sophie Pennington
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Pamela Phillips
- Two Petes in a Pod (1974) ... Pamela Phillips
 1973 The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (TV Movie)
Dena Pingitore
 1972-1973 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Allison - Member of the Short Circus
- 260 (1973) ... Allison - Member of the Short Circus
- 259 (1973) ... Allison - Member of the Short Circus
- 258 (1973) ... Allison - Member of the Short Circus
- 257 (1973) ... Allison - Member of the Short Circus
- 256 (1973) ... Allison - Member of the Short Circus
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Ardis Carpenter
- Words of Summer (1972) ... Ardis Carpenter
 1971-1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Liza Walton Kaslo Sentell Kendall
- Episode dated 18 January 1972 (1972) ... Liza Walton Kaslo Sentell Kendall
- Episode dated 10 December 1971 (1971) ... Liza Walton Kaslo Sentell Kendall
 1971 The Neon Ceiling (TV Movie)
Paula Miller
 1965 Flipper (TV Series)
- Bud Minds Baby (1965) ... Tina
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Auditioned for the part of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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