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Nydia Westman (1902–1970)


This adorable character actress tended to play older than she really was on stage, screen and TV. Petite and quite pretty in her youth, Nydia Westman was born in 1902 to vaudevillian parents, actor-composer Theodore Westman and actress-playwright Lily Wren, and was thrust into the limelight at an early age as part of the family act ("Troubles of ... See full bio »

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(age 68) in Burbank, California, USA

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Known For

Bulldog Drummond's Peril Gwen Longworth
(1938)
The Late George Apley Jane Willing
(1947)
(1966)

Filmography

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 1970 Rabbit, Run
Mrs. Smith
 1970 The Murdocks and the McClays (TV Movie)
Grandma Murdock
 1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Mrs. Quigley
- Samantha's Secret Is Discovered (1970) ... Mrs. Quigley
 1967-1970 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Martha Anderson / Myrtle Perriwinkle / Mrs. Morrison / ...
- Burglary: Helpful Woman (1970) ... Martha Anderson
- Bunco: $9,000 (1969) ... Myrtle Perriwinkle
- B.O.D.: DR-27 (1969) ... Mrs. Morrison
- Police Commission: DR-13 (1968) ... Phoebe Kensington
- The Phony Police Racket (1967) ... Jennifer Salt
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie)
Mae
 1969 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (TV Series)
Bessie
- The Pixilated Man (1969) ... Bessie
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Alice Hoyt
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Bridget McGloin
- The Black McGloins (1969) ... Bridget McGloin
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
 1967-1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Heather Davis / Mrs. McClusky
- Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live (1968) ... Heather Davis
- Confessional (1967) ... Mrs. McClusky
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Woman
- Out of the Blue (1968) ... Woman
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Elkins
- The Candy Striper (1967) ... Mrs. Elkins
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Maud Finch
- The Ungathered Moss (1967) ... Maud Finch
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Aunt Zana
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Lady
- Rain, Snow and Rice (1967) ... Lady
 1965-1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Aunt Alice / Emma
- The Guardian (1966) ... Aunt Alice
- Somewhere George Is Calling (1965) ... Emma
 1966 The Swinger
Aunt Cora
 1966 The Chase
Mrs. Henderson
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Mrs. Cobb
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mrs. Petrie / Mrs. Lieber
- Jewel Beyond Compare (1965) ... Mrs. Petrie
- The Woman Behind the Man (1965) ... Mrs. Lieber
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Matilda
- Avenue C Mob (1965) ... Matilda
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Mama Dobbs
- She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage (1965) ... Mama Dobbs
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- Munsters on the Move (1965) ... Elderly Woman
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Robbins
- The Gift Shop (1965) ... Mrs. Robbins
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mrs. Simmons
- A Disease of the Heart Called Love (1964) ... Mrs. Simmons
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Martha Washburn
- Square Deal Sam (1964) ... Martha Washburn
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Ivy Stanton
- The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (1964) ... Ivy Stanton
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Aunt Ida Maye
- Return of Verge Likens (1964) ... Aunt Ida Maye
 1964 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Miss Morrison
- The Addams Family Goes to School (1964) ... Miss Morrison
 1964 Mail Order Bride
Salvation Army Band Member (uncredited)
 1963 For Love or Money
Martha (uncredited)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mrs. LeMay
- Shadows of an Afternoon (1963) ... Mrs. LeMay
 1962-1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Featherstone
- A Tough Act to Follow (1963) ... Mrs. Featherstone
- Hear No Evil (1963) ... Mrs. Featherstone
- Florence, Come Home (1963) ... Mrs. Featherstone
- Custody of the Child (1963) ... Mrs. Featherstone
- Reformation of Willie (1963) ... Mrs. Featherstone
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist
Amy - the Dressmaker
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Elsie
- Asparagus Tips (1961) ... Elsie
 1961 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Aunt Mary
- Mel Torme, Carol Haney, Jackie Mason (1961) ... Aunt Mary
 1961 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Peattie
- A Cup of Kindness (1961) ... Mrs. Peattie
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Mrs. Pendleton
- The Night of the Storm (1961) ... Mrs. Pendleton
 1960 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Andrea Adair
- The Three Sisters (1960) ... Andrea Adair
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Armande Mangebois
- The Enchanted (1960) ... Armande Mangebois
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Miss Prism
- Who's Earnest? (1957) ... Miss Prism
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hogan - Joan's Mother
- Bilko's Valentine (1957) ... Mrs. Hogan - Joan's Mother
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Lansing
- Whereabouts Unknown (1957) ... Mrs. Lansing
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Serena Applegate
- Bloomer Girl (1956) ... Serena Applegate
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Penny
- The Fabulous Sycamores (1955) ... Penny
 1953-1955 Studio One (TV Series)
Miss Twink / Cora Kinney
- Sane as a Hatter (1955) ... Miss Twink
- Cinderella '53 (1953)
- Hound-Dog Man (1953) ... Cora Kinney
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Weston
- Emma (1954) ... Mrs. Weston
- Split Level (1954)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Book Overdue (1954)
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Kitty Doone (1954)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Hammond
- Listen, He's Proposing! (1953) ... Mrs. Hammond
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Aunt Minnie Stickney
- Her Master's Voice (1953) ... Aunt Minnie Stickney
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "Lord Byron's Love Letter")
- Lord Byron's Love Letter (1953) ... (segment "Lord Byron's Love Letter")
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Wall (1952)
 1951-1952 Young Mr. Bobbin (TV Series)
Aunt Bertie
- Episode dated 9 March 1952 (1952) ... Aunt Bertie
- Premiere Show (1951) ... Aunt Bertie
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Aunt Virginia
- The Touchstone (1951) ... Aunt Virginia
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- The Veranda (1950)
 1949 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Sara Sloan
- Reclusive Sisters ... Sara Sloan
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Susan Crane
 1948 Mickey
Miss Mabel Adams (uncredited)
 1947 Mary Kay and Johnny (TV Series)
Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
- Episode #1.2 (1947) ... Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
- Episode #1.300 ... Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
- Episode #1.299 ... Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
- Episode #1.298 ... Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
- Episode #1.297 ... Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950)
 1947 The Late George Apley
Jane Willing
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Aunt Penelope
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Mrs. Bowers (uncredited)
 1943 Hers to Hold
Nurse Willing
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Secretary
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Miss Van Buren
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier
Liesel - Maid
 1941 The Bad Man
Angela Hardy
 1940 Hullabaloo
Lulu Perkins
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Madamoiselle Cynthia Cliche
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Cicily
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Lulu
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Gwen Longworth
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Ada
 1937 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
Gwen Longworth
 1937 When Love Is Young
'Dotty' Leonard
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Slavey - Hotel Maid
 1936 Rose Bowl
Susie Reynolds
 1936 Craig's Wife
Mazie
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Maybelle
 1936 The Invisible Ray
Briggs (uncredited)
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
Peggy 'Peg' Woofers
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Emily Judson
 1935 Dressed to Thrill
Anne Trepied
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Gertie (uncredited)
 1934 Sweet Adeline
Nellie
 1934 One Night of Love
Muriel
 1934 Ladies Should Listen
Susie Flamberg
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
Annette
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Carmela Ramirez
 1934 Success at Any Price
Dinah
 1934 Two Alone
Corie Slag
 1933 Cradle Song
Sister Sagrario
 1933 Little Women
Mamie
 1933 The Way to Love
Annette
 1933 Bondage
Irma
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Sue Wells
 1933 Should Crooners Marry (Short)
 1933 King of the Jungle
Sue
 1932 Manhattan Tower
Miss Wood
 1932 Strange Justice
Gwen
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Midgie Purvis. Written by Mary Chase. Incidental music by Sol Kaplan. Directed by Burgess Meredith. Martin Beck Theatre: 1 Feb 1961- 18 Feb 1961 (21 performances). Cast: Tallulah Bankhead (as "Midgie Purvis"), Jean Bruno, William Callan, Mary Farrell, Red Granger, Joseph Grassi, Russell Hardie (as "Edwin Gilroy Purvis"), John ... See more »

Spouse:

Robert Sparks  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Kate Williamson
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Trivia:

Mother-in-law of Al Ruscio. See more »

Trademark:

Best known for saying "They used Bon-Ami!" over and over in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1966)

Star Sign:

Pisces

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