Lois Nettleton

Highest Rated: 93% A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Lowest Rated: 17% Deadly Blessing (1982)
Birthday: Aug 6, 1927
Birthplace: Not Available
The very feminine Lois Nettleton made her first stage appearance as "The Father" in a grade-school production of Hansel and Gretel. After studying at the Goodman Theatre and the Actors' Studio, 20-year-old Lois made her Broadway boy in 1949's The Biggest Thief in Town, very briefly adopting the stage name of Lydia Scott (she found her given name too plain and "schoolmarmy"). She understudied Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie the Cat in the original 1955 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, occasionally getting to play the role herself. For her work in the stage play God and Kate Murphy, Lois won the Clarence Derwent Award. While her official film debut was 1962's Period Adjustment, she previously played a minor role in director Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957). Lois' film work, while extensive, has not been as rewarding as her stage and TV endeavors. Bypassing her co-starring stints in the short-term sitcom Accidental Family (1967) and You Can't Take It With You (1987), Lois Nettleton was seen as a regular on the NBC soap opera Brighter Day (1954), enjoyed a healthy two-season run as Joann St. John on the weekly TV version of In the Heat of the Night, and has won two Emmies, the first for the 1977 daytime special The American Woman: Profiles in Courage, and the second for "A Gun for Mandy," a 1983 episode of the syndicated religious anthology Insight. She died of lung cancer at age 80 in January 2008.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Christmas Card Rosie 2006
No Score Yet The November Conspiracy Pigeon 1995
No Score Yet Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance Sister Marion 1994
No Score Yet Manhunt for Claude Dallas Dee Pogue 1986
No Score Yet Brass Claire Willis 1985
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Dulcie Mae 1982
17% Deadly Blessing Louisa 1982
No Score Yet Butterfly Belle Morgan 1982
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A. Molly 1981
No Score Yet Centennial Maude Wendell 1978
No Score Yet Echoes of a Summer Ruth Striden 1976
No Score Yet The Man in the Glass Booth Miriam Rosen 1975
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Prudence Frost 1970
20% Good Guys and the Bad Guys Mary 1969
No Score Yet Bamboo Saucer Anna Karachev 1968
No Score Yet Mail Order Bride Annie Boley 1964
No Score Yet Come Fly with Me Hilda Bergstrom 1963
67% Period of Adjustment Dorothea Baitz 1962
No Score Yet The Bull of the West Mary Justin 1962
93% A Face in the Crowd Actor 1957

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Evelyn
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Gloria
  • 1999
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Lois
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Daggair
  • 1994
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Lindsay's Mom
  • 1994
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Nedra Nedra Donaldson
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Amelia Browne Deidre French Ginny Blanchard
  • 1991
  • 1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Noreen Stickle
  • 1987
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Jean
  • 1986
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Delonia
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Amy Todd
  • 1975
  • 1967
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Barbara Coleman
  • 1973
No Score Yet Medical Center
1969-1976
Marian Palmer
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Elizabeth Anne
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Susan Lucey Marcia
  • 1966
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Norma
  • 1961

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