Foch, Nina (1924–)

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Foch, Nina (1924–)

Dutch-born stage, tv, and screen actress and acting coach. Born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock, April 20, 1924, in Leyden, Holland, Netherlands; raised in New York; dau. of Dirk Fock (Dutch conductor-composer) and Consuelo Flowerton (American actress); m. James Lipton, 1954 (div. 1959); m. Dennis Brite (div. 1963); m. Michael Dewell, 1966 (div. 1993).

Made film debut in The Wagon Wheels (1943), followed by An American in Paris, Scaramouche, Sombrero, Executive Suite, The Ten Commandmants, Cash McCall, Spartacus, Such Good Friends, Mahogany and Shadow of a Doubt, among others; made Broadway debut as Mary McKinley in John Loves Mary (1947) and later spent a season with the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre; appeared frequently on tv and was a panelist on several quiz shows; as an acting teacher, worked at USC and the American Film Institute and conducted the Nina Foch Studio in Hollywood.