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Nina Varela (I) (1902–1982)


Born near St. Louis in 1902, and trained in Europe in opera as a mezzo-soprano, square-faced, lantern-jawed, full-figured Nina Varela came to the United States in the late 1930s and ended up in Hollywood. During the 40s, 50's, and 60's, she worked frequently at the Shubert Theater, accompanying plays that went on the road, including runs on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Madigan
Madigan Woman
(1968)
Love with the Proper Stranger
(1963)
Tales of Tomorrow
(1952)
Thriller
Thriller Mrs. Salerno
(1961)

Filmography

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 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
Parking Lady
 1968 Madigan
Woman
 1966 You're a Big Boy Now
Barbara's Stage Play Crew
 1963 The Triumph of Lester Snapwell (Short)
Clementine's Mother
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Mrs. Columbo
 1962 Rome Adventure
Flower Stall Vendor (uncredited)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Salerno
- The Fingers of Fear (1961) ... Mrs. Salerno
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Ma Mack
- Ma Mack (1960) ... Ma Mack
 1958-1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mamie / Ma Tennis
- Hinka Do (1960) ... Mamie
- Ma Tennis (1958) ... Ma Tennis
 1959 Laffing Time
Samancey
 1958 The Black Orchid
Aunt Millie (uncredited)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Maud Gaffney
- The Devil's Washbowl (1955) ... Maud Gaffney
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Doña Manuela
 1953 The President's Lady
Mrs. 'Peachblossom' Stark
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Mayor Delilah Courtney
 1953 Niagara
Wife (uncredited)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Diamond Lens (1952)
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Aunt (uncredited)
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- A Christmas Gift (1951)
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