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      Nancy Kovack

      Nancy Kovack

      Highest Rated: 89% Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

      Lowest Rated: 54% Enter Laughing (1967)

      Birthday: Mar 11, 1935

      Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

      Nancy Kovack's acting career was short-lived for an unusual reason: not scandal, or drugs, or unpopularity, but rather, simply and sweetly, love. After only a decade of film and TV roles, Kovack formed a lasting relationship with celebrated conductor Zubin Mehta and decided to focus her life on her marriage. Even in her few years as an entertainer, though, she made an indelible mark. Novack is perhaps most recognized as Medea, the spurned (and vengeful) sorceress in 1963's "Jason and the Argonauts," a stop-motion film about the mythical quest for the Golden Fleece (though Jason's legendary abandonment of Medea is omitted from the movie, ensuring that his character stays in the good graces of theatergoing audiences). That same year, Novack played another romantic interest who is not so kindly spared from an unfortunate on-screen fate; in "Diary of a Madman," she portrayed the avaricious Odette Mallotte, whose gold-digging gets her in over her head with a magistrate possessed by an evil spirit. Years later, Kovack played a wife in another terrifying situation: fear that her astronaut husband might not return from his mission aboard a space station. Real-life astronaut Jim Lovell took his own wife to see the film "Marooned" less than a year before he went into space, and the viewing purportedly added to her anxiety about the possibility of his experiencing a similar disaster (as he indeed would, on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the Moon).

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      Jason and the Argonauts poster
      Jason and the Argonauts
      Marooned poster
      Marooned
      Enter Laughing poster
      Enter Laughing

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Suspects Monaca Grey (Character) - 1975
      86% 45% Marooned Teresa Stone (Character) - 1969
      54% 38% Enter Laughing Linda (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 7% Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Sophia Renault (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 51% The Silencers Barbara (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 49% Frankie and Johnny Nellie Bly (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 48% The Outlaws Is Coming Annie Oakley (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 14% The Great Sioux Massacre Libbie Custer (Character) - 1965
      89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Medea (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 54% Diary of a Madman Odette Mallotte (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Westerners Rose Sharon (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for Happy Camille Cameron (Character) - 1961

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Charlotte Frawley (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Barbara Sonderman (Guest Star) 1969 1972-1973
      No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Sheila Sommers (Guest Star) 1964 1968-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      80% 89% Star Trek Nona (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dina Brandt (Guest Star) 1963 1966
      72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Rita Mitchell (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964