Nancy Kulp

Nancy Kulp

Highest Rated: 97% Shane (1953)

Lowest Rated: 40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1921

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Nancy Kulp is an American actress best known as the proper Miss Hathaway on the 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies." Kulp was born the daughter of a traveling salesman who moved the family to Florida during her teen years. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Florida State University, and left the University of Miami in 1944 to volunteer for United States Naval Reserve during World War II. While she was working in publicity at Twentieth Century Fox director George Cukor told Kulp that she should consider acting. She got her first onscreen credit in the 1952 drama "Steel Town" and appeared in numerous films and television programs through the '50s, including playing the mother of the mentally ill Eve in 1957's "The Three Faces of Eve." In the late '50s, Kulp had a recurring role in "The Bob Cummings Show," and played a camp counselor in the 1961 comedy "The Parent Trap" but it was her role as bank secretary Miss Jane Hathaway in the hit CBS sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" that gave Kulp an enduring fame. Nominated for an Emmy in 1967, she appeared on the show through all of its nine seasons. After the program's cancellation in 1971, Kulp had recurring roles on the sitcoms "The Brian Keith Show" in 1973 and "Sanford and Son" in 1975. She appeared infrequently by the late 70's, and ran an unsuccessful campaign for a House of Representatives seat in 1984. Kulp died of cancer at age 69.

Highest rated movies

The Three Faces of Eve
The Patsy
The Marrying Kind
Who's Minding the Store?




No Score Yet 100% Return of the Beverly Hillbillies Jane Hathaway (Character) - 1981
64% 70% The Aristocats Frou-Frou (Voice) $17.3M 1970
No Score Yet 53% The Night of the Grizzly Wilhelmina Peterson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 39% Strange Bedfellows Aggressive Woman (Character) - 1965
82% 63% The Patsy Helen (Character) - 1964
40% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Emily Rothgraber (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 75% The Parent Trap Miss Grunecker (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Miss Willoughby (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Little Bears Emily Wilkins (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Gates to Hell Susette (Character) - 1959
94% 77% The Three Faces of Eve Secretary (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Is My Partner Maxine Spelvana (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 47% Forever Darling Amy (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% You're Never Too Young Marty's Mother (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Three and Pray Matty Miller (Character) - 1955
93% 89% Sabrina Jenny (maid) (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
97% 81% Shane Mrs. Howells (Character) - 1953
57% 63% The Marrying Kind Edie (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Town Dolores (Character) - 1952


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Cummings Show Unknown (Character) 1955-1959 2021
No Score Yet 95% Quantum Leap Sister Sarah (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Jane Hathaway (Character) 1962 1965 1967-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Eloise (Guest Star) 1958 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Louise Kincaid (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Agnes Gann (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Katherine Collins (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Helen (Character) 1958
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1956