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Overview (4)

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameNancy Ellen Dow
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy Dow was born on July 22, 1936 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA as Nancy Ellen Dow. She was an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Ice House (1969) and Mr. Terrific (1966). She was married to John Aniston and John Tunis Melick, Jr. She died on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

John Aniston (11 December 1965 - 20 August 1980) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
John Tunis Melick, Jr. (25 August 1956 - 1961) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (14)

Daughter of Gordon McLean Dow (1908-1977) and Louise Grieco (913-1914).
Younger sister of Joan Dow and Jean Dow. Older sister of Linda Dow, Martha Dow (1942 - 1947), and Sally Dow.
Dow was born in Connecticut, one of six daughters of Louise (née Grieco) and Gordon McLean Dow. Her maternal grandfather, Louis Grieco, was an Italian immigrant; her other ancestry includes English, Scottish and Irish. Dow was also married to John T. "Jack" Melick, Jr., a pianist-bandleader currently based in Dallas, Texas, from 1956 to 1961. The couple had one son, John T. Melick III, an assistant director and second-unit director.
Her mother left the family when she was about twelve.
She's the fourth of six children.
Ex-mother-in-law of Brad Pitt.
Dow and her daughter Jennifer Aniston were estranged for nine years, partially because Dow wrote a book about their relationship, entitled From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1999). In 2005, after Aniston's divorce from Brad Pitt, she and her mother reportedly reconciled. Aniston described the gradual progress of her new relationship with her mother:.
Grandmother of Eilish K. Melick and John T. Melick IV.
Mother-in-law of Shannon Melick.
Sister-in-law of Alphonse Labieniec.
In 2011 and 2012, Dow had a couple of strokes, which affected her ability to speak and walk. On the morning of May 23, 2016, she was taken by ambulance from her home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles. She died two days later at 79 years old.
Granddaughter of Francis Dow (1876-1950), Ellen Sarah Dow (1880-1913), Michael Grieco (1869-1948) and Carmela Grieco (1879-1956).
She was a Christian.

Personal Quotes (5)

Yes, I shouted a lot, But I had to get my husband out of bed to get him to do anything. Then he left me, and I was a single parent, responsible for my child. Imagine what my nerves were like. Yes, I did scold Jennifer.
This has been extremely painful for me, You spend all this time raising a child, with a lot of good intentions, and you feel you have failed. It makes you feel very ashamed.
I do not accept this blame-the-parents theory. But I do see that a mother and a daughter have to learn to have a different relationship, a relationship between mature women.
So I lost my temper. I'm sorry. I don't do it anymore, I've overcome that- I have. And I've forgiven other people. I've forgiven myself, too.
If Jen needed to regain her power, why was she being pointed in the direction of me? Was being close to one's mother regarded as pathology? Had mom-bashing found its home in the current psychoanalytic rhetoric?

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