Jeanette Nolan

Actor, Salesgirl
A veteran character actress, Jeanette Nolan capped her long career with a cameo appearance as the elderly mother of Tom Booker (played by Robert Redford) in "The Horse Whisperer" (1998), filmed in her adopted home state ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1911 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

The Horse Whisperer 1998 (Movie)

Ellen Booker (Actor)

Dear John 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Street Justice 1989 (Movie)

Edith Chandler (Actor)

Cloak and Dagger 1984 (Movie)

Eunice MacCready (Actor)

All the Way Home 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Widow Tweed (Voice)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

Mrs Spellacy (Actor)

Better Late Than Never 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

Florence Shelby (Actor)

The Manitou 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Ellie Mae (Voice)

Babe 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Law and Order 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of Autumn 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dirty Sally 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Hijack! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Smith and Jones 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Longstreet 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

F Troop 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Gallagher 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Sullivan's Empire 1966 (Movie)

Miss Wingate (Actor)

The Farmer's Daughter 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reluctant Astronaut 1966 (Movie)

Mrs Fleming (Actor)

My Blood Runs Cold 1965 (Movie)

Aunt Sarah (Actor)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

Amy Clinton (Actor)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

Nora Ericson (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Mrs McCandless (Actor)

The Great Impostor 1960 (Movie)

Ma Demara (Actor)

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

April Love 1957 (Movie)

Henrietta (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deep Six 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Austen (Actor)

The Guns of Fort Petticoat 1957 (Movie)

Cora Melavan (Actor)

Wild Heritage 1957 (Movie)

Ma Bascomb (Actor)

Everything But the Truth 1956 (Movie)

Miss Adelaide Dabney (Actor)

Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 (Movie)

Mrs Peterson (Actor)

A Lawless Street 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Dingo Brion (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Reynolds (Actor)

The Big Heat 1953 (Movie)

Bertha Duncan (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Felice Bonnard (Actor)

No Sad Songs For Me 1950 (Movie)

Mona Frene (Actor)

Abandoned 1949 (Movie)

Major Ross (Actor)

Macbeth 1948 (Movie)

Lady Macbeth (Actor)

Words and Music 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goliath Awaits (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

Hangman's Knot (Movie)

Mrs. Harris (Actor)

Lassie: The New Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Mason (TV Show)

Actor

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Show)

Actor

The Awakening Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Desperate Miles (TV Show)

Actor

The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret of Convict Lake (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

Gertie (Actor)

Biography

A veteran character actress, Jeanette Nolan capped her long career with a cameo appearance as the elderly mother of Tom Booker (played by Robert Redford) in "The Horse Whisperer" (1998), filmed in her adopted home state of Montana. The petite native of Los Angeles began her career as a teenager at the Pasadena Playhouse and by the time she was in college had begun appearing in radio dramas. Her debut was in one of the first transcontinental broadcasts, "Omar Khayyam" in 1932. Nolan went on to amass credits in such shows as "One Man's Family" and "Suspense". In the early 1930s she met and married fellow actor John McIntire; they moved to NYC in 1935 where each landed work on radio's "The March of Time". She and her husband purchased a ranch in Montana in 1937 where they spent much of their free time.

Relationships

Ada Nolan

Mother

John McIntire

Husband
married in 1935 died from cancer and emphysema on January 30, 1991 in Pasadena, California

Tim McIntire

Son
died of heart failure in 1986 at age 42

Edward Nolan

Father

Miriam Walker

Sister
survived her

Holly Wright

Daughter
formerly married to producer Michael Butler survived her

Luke Wright

Grandson
survived her

EDUCATION

Lincoln High School

Los Angeles , California

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1998

Final feature appearance in cameo as Robert Redford's elderly mother in "The Horse Whisperer"

1990

Last TV appearance in a guest shot on the NBC sitcom "Dear John"

1989

Returned to features in "Street Justice"

1987

Portrayed a woman accused of witchcraft by her neighbors in an episode of "Cagney and Lacey" (CBS)

1986

With McIntire, appeared in a memorable episode of "St. Elsewhere" as elderly patients

1985

Appeared as Alma, mother to Rose (Betty White) in an episode of "The Golden Girls"

1984

Last film with McIntire "Cloak and Dagger"; played husband and wife; last film for five years

1982

Final TV-movie, "The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch" (ABC)

1981

Supported Sally Field and William Hurt in the live NBC broadcast of "All the Way Home"

1981

Voiced Widow Tweed in Disney's animated "The Fox and the Hound"

1981

Had featured role in "True Confessions"

1978

Played the grandmother in the two-part ABC movie "Lassie: The New Beginning"

1978

Played Granny McWhirter in the NBC miniseries "The Awakening Land"; received fourth Emmy nomination

1977

Provided a character voice for Disney's animated "The Rescuers"

1975

Cast as the mother of Babe Didrikson in the CBS biopic "Babe"

1974

Starred in the short-lived CBS Western "Dirty Sally", reprising the role she created in 1972; received third Emmy nomination

1972

Introduced the character of Sally Fergus on an episode of "Gunsmoke"

1970

Portrayed the mother of "Longstreet" in the ABC TV-movie introducing the character

1966

Earned Emmy nomination for guest appearance on an episode of "I Spy"

1962

Appeared in the classic Western film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

1960

Provided the uncredited voice of Mrs. Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

1960

Cast the mother of "The Great Imposter"

1959

Played hotel manager Annette Devereaux in the CBS Western "Hotel de Paree"

1958

Appeared in the original unsold pilot for "The Virginian" (NBC)

1953

Had featured role in Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat"

1950

First onscreen teaming with husband "No Sad Songs for Me"

1948

Cast opposite Orson Welles in his film adaptation of "Macbeth"

1937

Purchased a ranch in Montana

1935

Moved to NYC; found work as a radio actress

1933

Met John McIntire

With McIntire, became regular on the NBC series "The Virginian", playing the owners of the Shiloh Ranch

Began career as a teenager appearing in productions at the Pasadena Playhouse

Acted on radio while still a student at Los Angeles City College

Was a regular player in "The Richard Boone Show" (NBC), a dramatic anthology; earned first Emmy nomination for the "Vote No on 11!" episode

Worked with McIntire (by then her husband) on the radio show "The March of Time"; the couple had initially kept the fact of their marriage hidden when both were hired for the broadcasts; only female actor in the cast

Born and raised in Southern California; family briefly lived in San Francisco but returned to the Los Angeles area

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