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Nancy Kelly

Lowest Rated:   68% The Bad Seed (1956)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Rebels With A Cause
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Trust: Second Acts In Young Lives
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Downside Up
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Producer
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
68% The Bad Seed
  • Mrs. Christine Penmark
1956
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

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

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