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Nina Foch

Nina FochAKA Nina Consuelo Maud Fock

Born: 20-Apr-1924
Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 5-Dec-2008
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Illness [2]
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Executive Suite

Nina Foch (her last name pronounced "Fosh") was born in Holland to a Dutch father and American mother. The family moved to New York City, and as a toddler she was the subject of a child custody battle in her parents' high-profile divorce. She attended the American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts and also studied acting under Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. The 1940s saw her in a string of B movies, and in 1947 she appeared on Broadway, given a prominent part in Norman Krasna's farce John Loves Mary. In the early 1950s roles allocated to her improved markedly. She was cast as Milo Roberts in the 1951 MGM musical An American in Paris, which won the Oscar for Best Picture that year, and as Marie Antoinette in Scaramouche the next year. In 1955, Foch was nominated for an Academy Award in Executive Suite. Other highlights from her lengthy resumé include the role of Bithiah, who raised the baby Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), and patrician Helena in Spartacus (1960). For decades, Foch taught classes at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She died in 2008 from myelodysplasia complications, at UCLA Medical Center.

[1] Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

[2] Myelodysplasia (blood disorder).

Father: Dirk Fock (orchestra conductor)
Mother: Consuelo Flowerton (singer, b. 9-Aug-1900, d. 21-Dec-1965)
James Lipton (interviewer, m. 1954, div. 1959)
Husband: Dennis Brite (div. 1963, one son)
Husband: Michael Dewell (m. 1966, div. 1993)

    University: American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts
    Teacher: Drama, University of Southern California (1968-2008)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6322 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

    How to Deal (18-Jul-2003) · Grandma Halley
    Pumpkin (14-Jan-2002)
    Universal Horror (8-Oct-1998) · Herself
    Shadow of Doubt (9-Apr-1998)
    Hush (06-Mar-1998)
    'Til There Was You (30-May-1997)
    It's My Party (11-Jan-1996)
    Morning Glory (17-Sep-1993)
    Sliver (21-May-1993)
    Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (8-May-1993)
    Skin Deep (3-Mar-1989) · Alex's Mother
    War and Remembrance (13-Nov-1988)
    Nomads (7-Mar-1986) · Real Estate Agent
    Rich and Famous (23-Sep-1981)
    Child of Glass (14-May-1978)
    Jennifer (13-May-1978)
    Mahogany (25-Mar-1976)
    The Scarecrow (10-Jan-1972)
    Such Good Friends (21-Dec-1971)
    Gidget Grows Up (30-Dec-1969)
    Spartacus (6-Oct-1960) · Helena Glabrus
    Cash McCall (27-Jan-1960) · Maude Kennard
    Three Brave Men (Dec-1956)
    The Ten Commandments (5-Oct-1956)
    Illegal (28-Oct-1955) · Ellen Miles
    You're Never Too Young (25-Aug-1955)
    Four Guns to the Border (3-Nov-1954) · Maggie Flannery
    Executive Suite (6-May-1954) · Erica Martin
    Fast Company (22-May-1953) · Mercedes Bellway
    Sombrero (22-Apr-1953)
    Scaramouche (8-May-1952) · Marie Antoinette
    Young Man with Ideas (2-May-1952) · Joyce Laramie
    An American in Paris (4-Oct-1951) · Milo Roberts
    St. Benny the Dip (24-Aug-1951)
    Johnny Allegro (26-May-1949) · Glenda Chapman
    The Undercover Man (21-Mar-1949) · Judith Warren
    The Dark Past (22-Dec-1948)
    The Guilt of Janet Ames (6-Mar-1947) · Susie Pearson
    Johnny O'Clock (23-Jan-1947) · Harriet Hobson
    My Name Is Julia Ross (8-Nov-1945) · Julia Ross
    Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (5-Jul-1945) · Sally Brown
    Escape in the Fog (5-Apr-1945)
    I Love a Mystery (25-Jan-1945) · Ellen Monk
    A Song to Remember (18-Jan-1945) · Constantia
    Cry of the Werewolf (17-Aug-1944)
    Shadows in the Night (27-Jul-1944)
    Nine Girls (17-Feb-1944)
    The Return of the Vampire (1-Jan-1944) · Nicki Saunders

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