Nan Martin

Best remembered for her maternal character roles on film and series television, actor Nan Martin enjoyed a nearly five-decade career spanning everything from the Broadway stage to Emmy-winning sitcoms. Martin amassed a ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1927 in Decatur, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Crossing Jordan 2001 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Six Feet Under 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Thicker Than Water 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

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Big Eden 2001 (Movie)

Widow Thayer (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Gideon's Crossing 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

Nurse Tanya Peeler (Actor)

The Michael Richards Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Tucker 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

Kelly's Mother (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Suddenly Susan 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Major Dad 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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ER 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Last Gasp 1994 (Movie)

Mrs Hardwick (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Animal Behavior 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Nortan (Actor)

Murder, Smoke and Shadows 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Old Money 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Home Fires 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Mr. Sunshine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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All of Me 1984 (Movie)

Divorce Lawyer (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Prime Suspect 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Some Kind of Hero 1982 (Movie)

Hilda Munson (Actor)

Dear Teacher 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

Margaret Skridlow (Actor)

Loving Couples 1980 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

A Small Circle of Friends 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Baxter (Actor)

Jackson County Jail 1976 (Movie)

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The Other Side of the Mountain - Part 2 1976 (Movie)

June Kinmont (Actor)

The Other Side of the Mountain 1973 (Movie)

June Kinmont (Actor)

The Young Nurses 1972 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Goodbye, Columbus 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Patimkin (Actor)

For Love of Ivy 1968 (Movie)

Doris Austin (Actor)

Three in the Attic 1967 (Movie)

Dean Nazarin (Actor)

Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 (Movie)

Mrs Nichols (Actor)

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

Margo (Actor)

Toys in the Attic 1963 (Movie)

Charlotte Warkins (Actor)

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

Edna (Actor)

The Mugger 1957 (Movie)

Claire Townsend (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Miss Lawrence (Actor)

A Circle of Children (TV Show)

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A Woman Named Jackie (TV Show)

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Child of Rage (TV Show)

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Dancing at the Harvest Moon (TV Show)

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I Take These Men (TV Show)

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Matters of the Heart (TV Show)

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Mother of the Bride (TV Show)

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Mrs. Harris (TV Show)

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Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

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Outside Chance (TV Show)

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Proud Men (TV Show)

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Remember When (TV Show)

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Terror in the Family (TV Show)

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The Song of the Lark (TV Show)

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murder in the mirror (TV Show)

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Biography

Best remembered for her maternal character roles on film and series television, actor Nan Martin enjoyed a nearly five-decade career spanning everything from the Broadway stage to Emmy-winning sitcoms. Martin amassed a slew of credits on New York's Great White Way--most notably a Tony-nominated role in Archibald MacLeish's modernist play "J.B."--while also appearing in small movie parts. While the theater afforded her more substantial roles, Martin, in later years, became better known for playing comic characters on series television, making frequent guest appearances on shows such as "Mr. Sunshine", "The Golden Girls", and "The Drew Carey Show". Able to tackle a surprisingly wide range of older, motherly types--from the cantankerous to the sweet--Martin worked consistently in TV and film until the mid '00s. Her final role was on the Golden Globe-nominated HBO film "Mrs. Harris" (2005) as the grieving mother of murdered Scarsdale Diet doctor Herman Tarnower.

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1977

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