Nancy Kelly

Lowest Rated: 63% The Bad Seed (1956)
Birthday: Mar 25, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of actress Nan Kelly Yorke, she first modeled while still a baby, then went on to play child roles onstage and in over 50 silent films of the '20s. She worked for a time on radio, then returned to films at 17, going on to play leads in both A- and B-movies over the next decade. With her film work drying up she returned to the stage and won a Tony Award and two Sarah Siddons Best Actress Awards. She appeared in only two more films, one of which was the screen version of The Bad Seed (film, 1956), the play for which she'd won her Tony Award; for her work in the film she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. She continued a successful stage career through the '70s, and occasionally appeared in TV roles. From 1941-42 she was married to actor Edmond O'Brien. Her brother is actor Jack Kelly.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rebels With A Cause Producer Director Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Trust: Second Acts In Young Lives Director 2011
No Score Yet Downside Up Actor Producer Director 2002
No Score Yet Fly by Night Pat Lindsey 1993
No Score Yet Thousand Pieces of Gold Director Producer 1991
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Reporter 1984
63% The Bad Seed Mrs. Christine Penmark 1956
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Mrs. Rita Morgan 1946
No Score Yet The Woman Who Came Back Lorna Webster 1945
No Score Yet Show Business Nancy Gaye 1944
No Score Yet Gambler's Choice Vi Parker 1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery Connie Bryce 1944
No Score Yet Tornado Victory Kane 1943
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Helene Hunt 1942
No Score Yet Friendly Enemies June Block 1942
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Cynthia 1940
No Score Yet He Married His Wife Valerie Randall 1940
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Eve Kingsley 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal Sarah Allen 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Zee Cobb 1939
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Susan Leeds 1938
No Score Yet Convention Girl Betty 1935

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator Director Producer
  • 2003

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