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Nina Foch

Highest Rated:   100% Executive Suite (1954)
Lowest Rated:   5% 'Til There Was You (1997)
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Blonde, ice cool, and sophisticated actress Nina Foch has worked steadily in feature films and television since making her film debut in Return of the Vampire (1943). As a contracted starlet for Columbia Pictures, Foch spent several years appearing in many B-films before she was able to prove herself ready for bigger fare. Born to Dutch conductor/composer Dirk Fock and an American chorine/WWI-era pin-up girl, Foch was born in Holland but raised in Manhattan. Before enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting, she had briefly been a concert pianist and an amateur painter. As an actress, Foch gained experience with local theater and touring companies until signing with Columbia in 1943. In 1947, Foch made the first of many forays on Broadway. By the early '50s, she was being cast in secondary but better roles in such films as An American in Paris (1951) and Scaramouche (1952). In 1954, Foch appeared in Executive Suite for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. But for a few television appearances and some stage work, Foch took a respite from acting in 1960 that lasted over ten years. She made a comeback in Such Good Friends (1971) and continued to appear sporadically in films as a character actress. Foch also worked steadily in television, was a respected drama coach in Hollywood, and taught at UCLA's School of Cinematic Arts for 40 years before her death in late 2008.

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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
37% 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
32% Skin Deep
  • Alex's Mother
1989
30% Nomads
  • Real Estate Agent
1986
60% 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
32% 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
86% 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
50% 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
  • 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
  • 1989
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
78% 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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