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Jeanette Nolan

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Heat (1953)
Lowest Rated:   20% Words and Music (1948)
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California-born Jeanette Nolan racked up an impressive list of radio and stage credits in the 1930s, including a stint with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe. She made her film debut in 1948 in Welles' MacBeth; her stylized, Scottish-burred interpretation of Lady MacBeth was almost universally panned by contemporary critics, but her performance holds up superbly when seen today. Afterwards, Ms. Nolan flourished as a character actress, her range extending from society doyennes to waterfront hags. She appeared in countless TV programs, and played the rambunctious title role on the short-lived Western Dirty Sally (1974). Nolan made her final film appearance playing Robert Redford's mother in The Horse Whisperer (1998). From 1937, Jeanette Nolan was married to actor John McIntire, with whom she frequently co-starred; she was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Avalanche
  • Florence Shelby
1999
74% The Horse Whisperer
  • Ellen Booker
1998
No Score Yet Street Justice
  • Edith Chandler
1990
64% Cloak and Dagger
  • Eunice MacCready
1984
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits
  • Mrs. Bartholomew
1981
70% The Fox and the Hound
  • Widow Tweed
1981
71% True Confessions
  • Mrs. Spellacy
1981
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never
  • Lavinia Leventhal
1979
33% The Manitou
  • Mrs. Winconis
1978
80% The Rescuers
  • Ellie Mae
1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
  • Essie Cargo
1976
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Winds of Autumn
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
  • Mrs. Downey
1972
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut
  • Mrs. Fleming
1967
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors
  • Mrs. Ewing Perryman
1966
No Score Yet My Blood Runs Cold
  • Aunt Sarah
1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • Amy Clinton
1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Nora Ericson
1962
80% Two Rode Together
  • Mrs. McCandless
1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Ma Demara
1961
96% Psycho
  • Norma Bates (uncredited)
1960
No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap
  • Mrs. Colt
1959
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Mrs. Austen
1958
No Score Yet April Love
  • Henrietta
1957
No Score Yet The Guns of Fort Petticoat
  • Cora Melavan
1957
No Score Yet The Halliday Brand
  • Nante
1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry
  • Charlotte Reynolds
1956
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man
  • Mrs. L.A. Peterson
1956
No Score Yet Everything but the Truth
  • Miss Adelaide Dabney
1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street
  • Mrs. Dingo Brion
1955
100% The Big Heat
  • Bertha Duncan
1953
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Felice
1952
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot
  • Mrs. Harris
1952
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake
  • Harriet
1951
78% Kim
  • Foster Mother
1951
85% Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Mona Frene
1950
No Score Yet Abandoned
  • Maj. Ross
1949
20% Words and Music
  • Mrs. Hart
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Homeless Woman
  • 1989
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Edith
  • 1988
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Mrs. Smith Dan's Mom
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • Althea
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Dorothy
  • 1984
  • 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Lydia Danvers
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Mrs. Peck Kate O'Connell
  • 1978
  • 1976
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Sister Scholastica
  • 1978
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Judge Millie Cox
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
  • Old Woman Miss Wattle
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Thede Emma Grundy Rose Amy Ma Grilk Sally Fergus
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Annie
  • 1971
  • 1966
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Mrs. Tibbett
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Mrs. Matling
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Naomi
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • Edith
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Erna Martha Benson Emma Martha Angela Kirby
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Mary
  • 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Rachel Simpson Granny Hart
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Aunt May Mrs. Totter Edith Beggs Sadie
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957

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