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Nancy Olson (I)


She cast such a sunny, positive glow in 1950s and 1960s films that you wonder how her promising career might have turned out had it not taken a sudden family detour. Lovely Milwaukee-born Nancy (Ann) Olson was the daughter of Henry, a physician, and Evelyn Olson, and educated at the University of Wisconsin. Discovered on stage after transferring to... See full bio »
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 2010 Big Love (TV Series)
Katherine
- Strange Bedfellows (2010) ... Katherine
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series)
Marjorie Harper
- Episode #1.13 (1984) ... Marjorie Harper
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... Marjorie Harper
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Marjorie Harper
- Episode #1.10 (1984) ... Marjorie Harper
- Episode #1.9 (1984) ... Marjorie Harper
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Thelma Thompson
- Testament of Power (1977) ... Thelma Thompson
 1976 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Jessica Frazier
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Jeannie Morris
- Web of Lies (1975) ... Jeannie Morris
 1974 Banacek (TV Series)
Louise Merrick
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't (1974) ... Louise Merrick
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Ross
- Mirabelle's Summer (1973) ... Mrs. Ross
 1972 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Judge
- Death Holds the Scale (1972) ... Judge
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Henrietta Donavan
- Yankton (1972) ... Henrietta Donavan
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Ann Latham
- Beware of the Watchdog (1971) ... Ann Latham
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Julia Jenkins
- Night of the Wolf (1965) ... Julia Jenkins
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Mrs. Landon
- Collision Course (1963) ... Mrs. Landon
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Amber Baring
- Family Outing (1961) ... Amber Baring
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Peggy Thomas
- The Greatest Man Alive (1960) ... Peggy Thomas
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Jan Manning
- Total Loss (1959) ... Jan Manning
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Judith Gay
- The Last Rodeo (1958) ... Judith Gay
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Joyce Richmond
- Second Chance (1958) ... Joyce Richmond
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Judith
- High Tor (1956) ... Judith
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Peggy Day
- The Women (1955) ... Peggy Day
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lisa
- Spent in Silence (1954) ... Lisa
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Kitty O'Dare
- For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... Kitty O'Dare
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- The Teacher (1954)
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Stage Play: Mary, Mary. Comedy. Written by Jean Kerr. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Helen Hayes Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 30 Nov 1964- close): 8 Mar 1961- 12 Dec 1964 (1572 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Mar 1961). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Mary McKellaway"), Barry Nelson (as "Bob McKellaway"), Michael Rennie ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan and Nancy Livingston | Nancy Olsen | Nancy Olson-Livingston

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Although Olson hated the script to Big Jim McLain (1952), an anti-communist movie, she figured that six weeks in Hawaii and a chance to work with an iconic star like John Wayne seemed a good enough reason to accept. Besides, she thought the film would flop and nobody would see it. She didn't count on the constant TV exposure the film has had and says people stop her all the time to say they've ... See more »

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