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Jeanette Nolan

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Heat (1953)
Lowest Rated:   43% The Manitou (1978)
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California-born Jeanette Nolan racked up an impressive list of radio and stage credits in the 1930s, including a stint with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe. She made her film debut in 1948 in Welles' MacBeth; her stylized, Scottish-burred interpretation of Lady MacBeth was almost universally panned by contemporary critics, but her performance holds up superbly when seen today. Afterwards, Ms. Nolan flourished as a character actress, her range extending from society doyennes to waterfront hags. She appeared in countless TV programs, and played the rambunctious title role on the short-lived Western Dirty Sally (1974). Nolan made her final film appearance playing Robert Redford's mother in The Horse Whisperer (1998). From 1937, Jeanette Nolan was married to actor John McIntire, with whom she frequently co-starred; she was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Avalanche
  • Florence Shelby
1999
No Score Yet Words and Music
  • Mrs. Hart
1998
74% The Horse Whisperer
  • Ellen Booker
1998
No Score Yet Street Justice
  • Edith Chandler
1990
64% Cloak and Dagger
  • Eunice MacCready
1984
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits
  • Mrs. Bartholomew
1981
69% The Fox and the Hound
  • Widow Tweed
1981
75% True Confessions
  • Mrs. Spellacy
1981
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never
  • Lavinia Leventhal
1979
43% The Manitou
  • Mrs. Winconis
1978
83% The Rescuers
  • Ellie Mae
1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
  • Essie Cargo
1976
No Score Yet The Winds of Autumn
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
  • Mrs. Downey
1972
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut
  • Mrs. Fleming
1967
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors
  • Mrs. Ewing Perryman
1966
No Score Yet My Blood Runs Cold
  • Aunt Sarah
1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • Amy Clinton
1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Nora Ericson
1962
No Score Yet Two Rode Together
  • Mrs. McCandless
1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Ma Demara
1961
96% Psycho
  • Norma Bates (uncredited)
1960
No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap
  • Mrs. Colt
1959
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Mrs. Austen
1958
No Score Yet April Love
  • Henrietta
1957
No Score Yet The Guns of Fort Petticoat
  • Cora Melavan
1957
No Score Yet The Halliday Brand
  • Nante
1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry
  • Charlotte Reynolds
1956
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man
  • Mrs. L.A. Peterson
1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street
  • Mrs. Dingo Brion
1955
100% The Big Heat
  • Bertha Duncan
1953
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Felice
1952
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot
  • Mrs. Harris
1952
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake
  • Harriet
1951
100% Kim
  • Foster Mother
1951
88% Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Mona Frene
1950
No Score Yet Abandoned
  • Maj. Ross
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Homeless Woman
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Rachel Simpson Granny Hart
  • 1963
  • 1962

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