Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly

Highest Rated: 63% The Bad Seed (1956)

Lowest Rated: 63% The Bad Seed (1956)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1921

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Child actress of the stage and several features of the 1920s and 30s who, after playing in Broadway's "Susan and God" (1937), began her film career in earnest. Pretty without being beautiful, with brunette hair and full lips, Kelly was signed by 20th Century-Fox and played opposite Richard Greene in a lesser John Ford, "Submarine Patrol" (1938). She did the best she could with her modest role as Spencer Tracy's requisite romantic interest in the superior biopic "Stanley and Livingstone" (1939) and also acted in the big Westerns "Frontier Marshal" and "Jesse James" (both 1939). Unlike the similarly utilized Olivia de Havilland, however, Kelly never quite established herself as a major star. The female aviator romantic drama "Tail Spin" (1939), in which, cast opposite Alice Faye and Constance Bennett, she more than held her own while carrying the bulk of the melodrama, didn't quite come off, and "He Married His Wife" (1940) saw Kelly a bit strained in her big bid to be a screwball heroine. She played second fiddle to Maureen O'Hara in "To the Shores of Tripoli" (1942) and she and Fox parted company soon thereafter.

Highest rated movies

The Bad Seed

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series Alice Dakso (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impostor Victoria Kent (Character) - 1975
63% 82% The Bad Seed Christine Penmark (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Mrs. Rita Morgan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 33% The Woman Who Came Back Lorna Webster (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow That Woman Nancy Boone (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayal From the East Peggy Harrison (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambler's Choice Mary Hayes (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Exposure Pat Marvin (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in Bondage Toni Hall (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 25% Tarzan's Desert Mystery Connie Bryce (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tornado Victory Kane (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 56% To the Shores of Tripoli Helene Hunt (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fly by Night Pat Lindsey (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friendly Enemies June Block (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Lady Sandra Lasher (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Young Lady Alice Carter (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parachute Battalion Kit Richards (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sailor's Lady Sally Gilroy (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Married His Wife Valerie Randall (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 39% One Night in the Tropics Cynthia Merrick (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Affairs Jane Bullerton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Spin Lois Allen (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 69% Frontier Marshal Sarah Allen (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 52% Stanley and Livingstone Eve Kingsley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% Jesse James Zerelda 'Zee' Cobb (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Susan Leeds (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convention Girl Betty (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953