Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nina Foch

Nina Foch was born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock on April 20, 1924 in Leiden, Holland. Her mother was American actress and singer Consuelo Flowertown and her father was Dutch classical music conductor Dirk Fock.

Nina Foch's made her film debut in Wagon Wheels West (1943).

During the 1940s and 1950s, she frequently played cool, aloof, and often foreign women of sophistication.

She appeared in films such as A Song to Remember (1945), The Dark Past (1948), Johnny Allegro (1949), An American in Paris (1951), The Ten Commandments (1956), and
Spartacus (1960).

In 1954, Nina Foch played Erica Martin in the boardroom drama Executive Suite starring William Holden. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

From the late 1960s and until her death, Nina Foch was a familiar face on television. She appeared in over 100 television shows and made for television movies. Her television credits include Columbo, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Trapper John M.D., Murder She Wrote, Hunter, L.A. Law and Dharma & Greg.

In 2000, she gave a delightful performance as Nina Van Horn's former agent in an episode of Just Shoot Me in which she seduces David Spade's character and tries to get Nina's character to kill her so she can have a highly publized death.

One of Nina Foch's final roles as Dr. Ducky Mallard's elderly mother on N.C.I.S.

Nina Foch also had an active career on Broadway appearing in John Loves Mary, Twelfth Night, King Lear, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Nina Foch has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for motion pictures.

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