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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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Known For

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
(1971)
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Amy Jennings / Nora Collins / Amy Collins
(1968-1970)
The Electric Company
The Electric Company Allison - Member of the Short Circus
(1972-1973)
The Neon Ceiling
The Neon Ceiling Paula Miller
(1971)

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 1978 Zero to Sixty
'Larry' Wilde
 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)
Tina
- Bud Minds Baby (1965) ... Tina
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Though most people remember her as the gum-chewing brat Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Denise played a very different character in a famous stage disaster--a musical production of Lolita (1962) (called "Lolita, My Love," which also starred Leonard Frey and Dorothy Loudon). The musical was written by John Barry and Alan Jay Lerner, and although it failed, ... See more »

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