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Nancy Kelly

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Model (person) | * 03/25/1921 († 73, 01/02/1995) | Lowell, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Nancy Kelly (March 25, 1921 – January 2, 1995) was an American actress in film, theater and television. A child actress and model, she was a repertory cast member of CBS Radio's The March of Time and appeared in several films in the late 1920s. She became a leading lady upon returning to the screen in the late 1930s, while still in her teens, and made two dozen movies between 1938 and 1946, including portraying Tyrone Power's love interest in the classic Jesse James (1939), which also featured Henry Fonda, and playing opposite Spencer Tracy in Stanley and Livingstone later that same year. After turning to the stage in the late 1940s, she had her greatest success in a character role, the distraught mother in The Bad Seed, receiving a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the 1955 stage production and an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for the 1956 film adaptation, her last film role. Kelly then worked regularly in television until 1963, then took over the role of Martha in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Nancy Kelly

Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Nancy Kelly as Actress(32)

as Alice Dakso1977 Murder at the World Series
as Janet Willsom1962 The Storm
as Christine Penmark1956 The Bad Seed
as Louise Heath1956 Crowded Paradise
as Mrs. Rita Morgan1946 Murder in the Music Hall
as Sharon1945 Song of the Sarong
as Peggy Harrison1945 Betrayal from the East
as Nancy Boone1945 Follow That Woman
as Lorna Webster1945 Woman Who Came Back
as Nancy Gaye1944 Show Business
as Pat Marvin1944 Double Exposure
as Mary Hayes / Vi Parker1944 Gambler's Choice
as Toni Hall1943 Women in Bondage
as Victory Kane1943 Tornado
as Connie Bryce1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
as Helene Hunt1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
as Pat Lindsay1942 Fly-By-Night
as Lady Sandra Lasher1941 Scotland Yard
as Kit Richards1941 Parachute Battalion
as Alice Carter1941 A Very Young Lady
as Cynthia Merrick1940 One Night in the Tropics
as Valerie1940 He Married His Wife
as Jane Bullerton1940 Private Affairs
as Sally Gilroy1940 Sailor's Lady
as Eve Kingsley1939 Stanley and Livingstone
as Lois Allen1939 Tail Spin
as Zerelda 'Zee' Cobb1939 Jesse James
as Sarah Allen1939 Frontier Marshal
as Susan Leeds1938 Submarine Patrol
as Betty, Singer-Call Girl1935 Convention Girl

TV Shows/Series with Nancy Kelly as Actress(9)


Full Name: Nancy Kelly
Born: Friday, 03/25 1921 (March) in Lowell, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 01/02 1995 (January) in Bel Air (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Edmond O'Brien
Nancy Kelly frequently works together with these people:
James Gregory (7x, Actor)
Nina Foch (7x, Actress)
Constance Ford (7x, Actress)
Thomas Little (7x, Crew)
Robert H. Harris (7x, Actor)
Cloris Leachman (6x, Actress)
Otto Kruger (6x, Actor)
Everett Sloane (6x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (6x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (6x, Actor)
James Daly (6x, Actor)
Edward Binns (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:78380, Added: 05/24/2018, Last updated: 09/03/2021