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Lois Nettleton

Highest Rated:   92% A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Lowest Rated:   20% Deadly Blessing (1982)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
20% 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
No Score Yet 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
92% A Face in the Crowd
  • Actor
1957

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