Nancy Kulp

Highest Rated: 97% Shane (1953)
Birthday: Aug 28, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
The politically incorrect term for the sort of roles played by actress Nancy Kulp is "spinsterish." The daughter of a stockbroker, Kulp served as a WAVE lieutenant during World War II, specializing in electronics. A graduate of Florida State and the University of Miami, she worked as a newspaper and radio reporter before entering television as a continuity editor and news director at Miami's first TV station. Through the auspices of her then-husband, a New York television producer, Kulp began picking up small film and TV acting assignments, usually playing frontierswomen, stern maiden aunts or lovelorn professional girls. Impressed by her gift for comedy, producer Paul Henning cast Kulp in the 1950s TV sitcom Love That Bob as birdwatcher Pamela Livingston. This in turn led to a longer (1962-71) stint on the Henning-produced Beverly Hillbillies, in which Kulp played ultraefficient bank secretary Jane Hathaway. After the cancellation of Hillbillies, Nancy Kulp did a great deal of summer stock and dinner theater, returning to television to re-create "Miss Jane" for a 1981 Beverly Hillbillies reunion special.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies Actor 1981
66% The Aristocats Frou Frou 1970
No Score Yet The Night of the Grizzly Wilhelmina Peterson 1966
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows Aggressive Woman 1965
73% The Patsy Theatergoer 1964
40% Who's Minding the Store? Mrs. Rothgraber 1963
No Score Yet Moon Pilot Nutritionist 1962
90% The Parent Trap Miss Grunecker 1961
No Score Yet Five Gates to Hell Susette 1959
No Score Yet Kiss Them for Me Wave at Switchboard 1957
93% The Three Faces of Eve Mrs. Black 1957
No Score Yet Forever, Darling Amy 1956
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young Marty's mother 1955
92% Sabrina Jenny the Maid 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Washwoman 1953
97% Shane Mrs. Howell 1953
67% The Marrying Kind Edie 1952
No Score Yet Steel Town Dolores 1952
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker Hazel 1951

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Sister Sarah
  • 1989
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
May. Hopkins May Hopkins May
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Jane Hathaway
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Mrs. Gann
  • 1962
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Waitress
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Nurse
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Maid
  • 1956

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