Nina Foch

Nina Foch

Leiden, Leiden Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 5 Dec 2008 (aged 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 32004654 · View Source
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Actress. A performer of motion pictures, television and stage since the early 1940s, she had memorable roles in the films "An American in Paris" (1951), "Executive Suite" (1954, for which she received an Academy Award-nomination), "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "Spartacus" (1960). A native of the Netherlands, she was born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock. Her father was the renowned conductor and composer Dirk Fock, her mother Consuelo Flowerton was an actress who had a successful stage career. After moving to New York, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was later mentored by Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. Her first major big screen role was in the 1943 picture "Return of the Vampire", where she appeared opposite Bela Lugosi. In 1947, she made her Broadway debut in the production "John Loves Mary" (1947 to 1948), and would later appear in the plays "A Phoenix Too frequent" (1950) and "King Lear" (1950 to 1951). Among her other film credits are 'A Song to Remember" (1945), "Scaramouche" (1952), "The Dark Past" (1948), "Three Brave Men" (1956), "Such Good Friends" (1971), "Mahogany" (1975) and "Skin Deep" (1989). Her many television appearances include "Suspense," "Studio One," "Route 66," "I Spy," "The Wild, Wild West," "That Girl," "Barnaby Jones" and "Hunter." In addition, she was an acting and directing teacher for many years. She continued to appear in films and television until her death from myelodysplasia.

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