Martin, Nan 1927- (Nancy Martin)

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Martin, Nan 1927- (Nancy Martin)


Born July 15, 1927, in Decatur, IL; married Robert Emmett Dolan, March 17, 1948 (divorced); married Harry Gesner, February 14, 1970; children: (first marriage) Casey Martin Dolan, (second marriage) Zen Gesner (an actor).


Agent—House of Representatives, 400 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress. Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA, teacher of master class at repertory theater.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1959, for J. B.


Film Appearances:

Miss Polly Lawrence, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.

Eames Lounge Chair, 1956.

Edna, The Buster Keaton Story, Paramount, 1957.

Claire Townsend, The Mugger, United Artists, 1958.

Charlotte Warkins, Toys in the Attic, United Artists, 1963.

Gertrude, Hamlet, 1964.

(As Nancy Martin) Margo, The Art of Love, Universal, 1965.

Mrs. Nichols, Bus Riley's Back in Town, Universal, 1965.

Doris Austin, For Love of Ivy, 1968.

Dean Nazarin, Three in the Attic, American International Pictures, 1968.

Mrs. Patimkin, Goodbye, Columbus, Paramount, 1969.

Woman reporter, The Young Nurses (also known as Nightingale and Young L.A. Nurses), New World Pictures, 1973.

Jane Kinmont, The Other Side of the Mountain (also known as A Window to the Sky), Universal, 1975.

Number One, Film Forum, 1976.

Allison, Jackson County Jail, New World Pictures, 1976.

June Kinmont, The Other Side of the Mountain Part II, 1978.

Walter's nurse, Loving Couples, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Mrs. Baxter, A Small Circle of Friends, United Artists, 1980.

Duchess of York, Richard II (video), 1982.

Hilda Munson, Some Kind of Hero, 1982.

Margaret Skridlow, Doctor Detroit, 1983.

Divorce lawyer, All of Me, Universal, 1984.

Sister Mary Helena/Amanda Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, New Line Cinema, 1987.

Mrs. Norton, Animal Behavior, Millimeter Films, 1989.

Mrs. Hardwick, Last Gasp, Warner Bros., 1995.

Widow Thayer, Big Eden, 2000.

Lulu look-alike, Forever Lulu (also known as Along for the Ride), 2000.

Kelly's mother, Cast Away, 2000.

Nurse Tanya Peeler, Shallow Hal (also known as Schwer verliebt), Twentieth-Century Fox, 2001.

M, Greener Mountains, Waterfall, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Grace D'Angelo, Mr. Sunshine, ABC, 1986.

The Pirates of Dark Water, 1991-1993.

Abigaile Beckwithe, Santa Barbara, 1992.

Mrs. Dotty Louder, a recurring character, The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1995-2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sister Agatha, The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983.

Judge, Home Fires, NBC, 1987.

Diana Vreeland, A Woman Named Jackie, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Annie Hodges, Remember When, NBC, 1974.

The War Widow, 1976.

Doris Fleming, A Circle of Children, CBS, 1977.

Aunt Isabel, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, NBC, 1978.

Allison, Outside Chance, New World Television, 1978.

Mrs. Berson, Mrs. R's Daughter, NBC, 1979.

The Golden Honeymoon, 1980.

Sonia Lindstrom, Prime Suspect, PBS, 1982.

Doris, I Take These Men, CBS, 1983.

Mrs. Baker, The Winter of Our Discontent (also known as John Steinbeck's "The Winter of Our Discontent "), CBS, 1983.

Laura MacLeod, Proud Men, ABC, 1987.

Rose Walker, Columbo: Murder, Smoke, and Shadows (also known as Murder, Smoke, and Shadows), ABC, 1989.

Irene Page, Matters of the Heart, USA Network, 1990.

Barbara Tyler, Child of Rage, CBS, 1992.

Beatrice, Mother of the Bride, CBS, 1993.

Ivy, Terror in the Family, Fox, 1996.

Rose Morris, Murder in the Mirror, CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Nathanmeyer, The Song of the Lark, 2001.

Dancing at the Harvest Moon, 2002.

Abygail Jordan, Thicker Than Water, 2005.

Tarnower's mother, Mrs. Harris, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Karen Lipner, Dear Teacher, NBC, 1981.

Arabia Vanderway Porter, Old Money, CBS, 1988.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Henry IV," Play of the Week, 1960.

Liza Bowers, "All the Clocks Are Ticking" Ben Casey, 1962.

Stella Kurtz, "Bird in the Hand," The Untouchables, 1962.

Sophie Clayton, "Where Ignorant Armies Clash," The Eleventh Hour, 1963.

Laura, "The Incredible World of Horace Ford," The Twilight Zone, 1963.

Grave Havelock, "Climate of Evil," The Defenders, 1963.

Irene, "Rope's End," The Reporter, 1964.

Paula Decker, "Search in a Windy City," The Fugitive, 1964.

Congresswoman Snell, "The Iron Maiden," The Fugitive, 1964.

Beth Fuller, "The Case of the Fatal Fortune," Perry Mason, 1965.

Margo, "Alarums and Excursions," The Trials of O'Brien, 1966.

Maria McKinley, "Valley of the Shadow," The Invaders, 1967.

"The Fraud," The F.B.I., 1969.

Mrs. Barnes, "Hello Mother, My Name Is Julie," The Mod Squad, 1969.

Frances Jordan, "The Odds Against Donald Jordan," Mannix, 1969.

Anne Filbey, "The Crooked Circle," Medical Center, 1969.

Grand Duchess Teresa, "The Choice," Mission Impossible, 1970.

Lizzie Cramer, "Goodbye, Lizzie," Lancer, 1970.

Mrs. Berkley, "Samantha and the Troll," Bewitched, 1971.

"And the Walls Came Tumbling Down," The Young Lawyers, 1971.

"The Girl with the Broom," Longstreet, 1971.

"The Hunters," The F.B.I., 1972.

Dora Hallam, "Witness Within," The Sixth Sense, 1972.

Beatrice Cohen, "Murder in the Abstract," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1972.

Beatrice Cohen, "The Pool House," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1973.

Marie, "Can Nun Be One Too Many," Room 222, 1973.

"Most Feared in the Jungle," The Streets of San Francisco, 1973.

Catherine, "The Book of Murder," Wide World Mystery, 1974.

Olivia Burns, "The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance," Ellery Queen, 1975.

Annie, "The War Widow," Visions, 1976.

Mrs. Gregg, "The Gardener's Son," Visions, 1977.

Virgina Kabel, "Thanksgiving," Family, 1979.

Edith Tannen, R.N., "Operation Murder," Hart to Hart, 1981.

"The Needle's Eye," Insight, 1981.

"Tweety and Ralph," St. Elsewhere, 1982.

"If She Dies," The Twilight Zone, 1985.

Aunt Elsie, "The Aunt Elsie Crisis: Day One," My Sister Sam, 1986.

"A Saucer of Loneliness," The Twilight Zone, 1986.

Aunt Josephine, "One of a Kind," Valerie, 1986.

Victoria Miller, "Haven," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1987.

Mrs. Hazel Brackman, "The Bald Ones," L.A. Law, 1988.

Philomena, Foreign Exchange," The Golden Girls, 1989.

Miss Shields, Major Dad, CBS, 1989.

Mrs. Dansky, "The Ghost of a Chance Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, 1990.

"Mother-in-Law," Charlie Hoover, 1991.

Dick's wife, "The Child Inside," Baywatch, syndicated, 1993.

Lil Swill, "Mail Order Brides," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Fox, 1993.

Beverly, Harts of the West, CBS, 1993.

Nana Buchanan, "Becoming a Buchanan," The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, 1995.

Marjorie Marks, Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Grandmother, Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Curwane, "One More for the Road," ER, 1997.

Mrs. Mankiewicz, "The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen " by Proxy," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Judge Lydia Winchell, "In Deep," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Mrs. Patience Higgenbottom, "Good Dog Karl," Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Rose, "Perfect Helen," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Grandma Richmond, Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998.

Gloria Howard, "Impetus," The Invisible Man, 2000.

Woman on road, "Porno Gil," Curb Your Enthusiasm, 2000.

Mrs. Champion, "The Gift," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Aunt Flossie, "The Nursing Home," The Michael Richards Show, 2000.

Tucker, NBC, 2000.

Lydia, "The Dawn of a New Day," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001.

Rita Piper, "The Plan," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Edith Strauss, "Heartbeat," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

Adelle Coffin, "Adelle Coffin," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2003.

Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Father of the Pride, NBC, 2004.

Enid, "Old Man Quiver," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2005.

Daphne Eiger, "King Baby," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends and Les Experts), CBS, 2005.

Also appeared as Lois, "The Brother of the Bride, Monty.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Agency, CBS, 2001.


Audio Books:

(With others) Sleeping Beauty, Audio Partners, c. 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Gant, Look Homeward Angel, 1966.

A Story for a Sunday Evening, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1950.

The Constant Wife, National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1951.

Emilia, The Makropoulos Secret, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 1957.

Mrs. Topaz, The Saturday Night Kid, Provincetown Playhouse, Provincetown, MA, 1958.

J. B., American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), New York City, 1958.

Brett, I Rise in Flames, Cried the Phoenix, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1959.

The Great God Brown, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Under the Yum-Yum Tree, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Portis, The Merchant of Venice, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Gertrude, Hamlet, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Grace Easely, The Slave/The Toilet, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1964.

Come Live With Me, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Summer Brave, ANTA Playhouse, 1975.

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Mrs. Willis, Getting Frankie Married, and Afterwards, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 2002.

Grace Anne, The Carpetbagger's Children, South Coast Repertory Theatre, 2003.

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