Nancy Olson

Highest Rated:
98% Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Lowest Rated:
14% Dumbbells (2014)
Birthday:
Jul 14
Birthplace:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Bio:
The daughter of a Milwaukee physician, Nancy Olson attended UCLA, then briefly acted on stage before signing a Paramount Pictures contract in 1949. Her best screen assignment at Paramount was as self-effacing script clerk Betty Schaffer in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard. She went on to be teamed…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
14% Dumbbells
  • Bianca
-- 2014
31% Making Love
  • Christine
-- 1982
31% Airport 1975
  • Mrs. Abbott
-- 1974
Snowball Express
  • Sue Baxter
-- 1972
80% Airport
  • Actor
-- 1970
Smith!
  • Norah Smith
-- 1969
86% Son of Flubber
  • Betsy Brainard
-- 1963
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Betsy Carlisle
-- 1961
83% Pollyanna
  • Nancy Furman
-- 1960
80% Battle Cry
  • Mrs. Pat Rogers
-- 1955
So Big
  • Dallas O'Mara
-- 1953
Big Jim McLain
  • Nancy Vallon
-- 1952
Submarine Command (The Submarine Story)
  • Carol
-- 1951
Force Of Arms
  • Eleanor
-- 1951
Mr. Music
  • Katherine Holbrook
-- 1950
98% Sunset Boulevard
  • Betty Schaefer
-- 1950
Union Station
  • Joyce Willecombe
-- 1950
Canadian Pacific
  • Cecille Gautier
-- 1949


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
88% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Actor
2010

Nancy Olson Trivia

Olson was the inspiration for the song "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", from "My Fair Lady"; written by her late ex-husband, Alan Jay Lerner.
- submitted by Mauricio R (3 years ago)

Quotes from Nancy Olson's Characters

    1. Pollyanna: Well, I suppose I could be glad because...
    2. Nancy Furman: Yes, go ahead, darling.
    3. Pollyanna: No! It was a silly game! I hate it! I'll never want to play it again! Leave me alone!
    From Pollyanna. Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
    1. Nancy Furman: What did we bring her today?
    2. Pollyanna: Umm, calf's foot jelly.
    3. Nancy Furman: You wait and see. She's bound to wish she had chicken, and if we brought her chicken, she'd want she had lamb broth. She's just cantankerous!
    From Pollyanna. Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
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