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Nina Foch

Highest Rated:   100% Executive Suite (1954)
Lowest Rated:   5% 'Til There Was You (1997)
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Nina Foch's parents were Dutch composer/conductor Dirk Fock and American show girl and actress Consuelo Flowerton, a famous World War I pin-up girl. Foch was raised in Manhattan; in her teens she was a concert pianist and amateur painter. After studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts she appeared with little theater groups, in stock, and with touring companies; very soon she signed a contract with Columbia, debuting onscreen in Return of the Vampire (1943). Her early career was marred by low-quality films, but gradually her screen presence and talent helped her land better roles. In 1947 she debuted on Broadway; ultimately she appeared onstage in several Shakespeare productions. For more than a decade she sustained a fairly busy film career, usually playing chic, cool, aloof, sophisticated women who were often fragile and occasionally neurotic. For her work in Executive Suite (1954) Foch received a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar nomination. She appeared in few films after 1960. Foch has appeared in many TV productions, and was John Houseman's assistant on the TV special A Night At Ford's Theater. She also continued performing onstage; in 1967 she directed the play Ways and Means. Among her other directing credits, she was associate director of George Stevens' The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). More recently, Nina Foch has become one of Hollywood's most respected drama coaches.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Hazel Laidlaw
2004
No Score Yet Back When We Were Grownups
  • Mrs. Holmes
2004
27% How to Deal
  • Grandma Halley
$14.2M 2003
36% Pumpkin
  • Betsy Collander
$0.2M 2002
12% Hush
  • Alice Baring
1998
No Score Yet Shadow of Doubt
  • Sylvia Saxon
1998
5% 'Til There Was You
  • Sophia Monroe
1997
47% It's My Party
  • Brandon's Mother
1996
No Score Yet Morning Glory
  • Miss Beasley
1993
11% Sliver
  • Mrs. McEvoy
1993
No Score Yet In the Arms of a Killer
  • Mrs. Venible
1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time
  • Actor
1992
38% Skin Deep
  • Alex's Mother
1989
22% Nomads
  • Real Estate Agent
1986
57% Rich and Famous
  • Literary Party Guest
1981
No Score Yet Child of Glass
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Jennifer (Jennifer the Snake Goddess) (Jennifer Power)
  • Mrs. Calley
1978
No Score Yet The Great Houdini
  • Actor
1976
24% Mahogany
  • Miss Evans
1975
No Score Yet Salty
  • Mrs. Penninger
1973
No Score Yet Scarecrow
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Such Good Friends
  • Mrs. Wallman
1971
No Score Yet Columbo: Prescription Murder
  • Actor
1967
93% Spartacus
  • Helena Glabrus
1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Maude Kennard
1960
No Score Yet Ten Little Indians
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Lt. Mary Jane McCoy
1956
89% The Ten Commandments
  • Bithiah
1956
No Score Yet Illegal
  • Ellen Miles
1955
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young
  • Gretchen Brendan
1955
100% Executive Suite
  • Erica Martin
1954
No Score Yet Four Guns to the Border
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Scaramouche
  • Marie Antoinette
1952
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas
  • Joyce Laramie
1952
96% An American in Paris
  • Milo Roberts
1951
No Score Yet St. Benny the Dip
  • Linda Kovacs
1951
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro
  • Glenda Chapman
1949
57% The Dark Past
  • Betty
1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man
  • Judith Warren
1949
33% Johnny O'Clock
  • Harriet Hobbs
1947
96% My Name Is Julia Ross
  • Julia Ross
1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
  • Sally Brown
1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember
  • Constantia
1945
No Score Yet Escape In The Fog
  • Eileen Carr
1945
No Score Yet Cry of the Werewolf
  • Marie Latour
1944
75% The Return of the Vampire
  • Nicki Saunders
1944

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
  • Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Victoria Mallard
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
  • Catherine DuChamp
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
  • Mrs. Montgomery
  • 1999
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Katie Emhardt Rebecca Kinkaid
  • 1994
  • 1991
100% Tales of the City
1993
  • Frances `Frannie' Alicia Ligon Halcyon
  • 1993
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Gloria Morrell
  • 1990
No Score Yet Lou Grant
1977-1982
  • Actor
  • 1979
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Agatha
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Sophia
  • 1969
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Carol Flemming
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Clarissa
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Madrina Wilcox
  • 1959
75% More Tales Of The City
1998
  • Frances `Frannie' Alicia Ligon Halcyon
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
  • Comtesse de Chambrun

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