Nina Foch

Actor, Acting coach, Teacher
Tall, blonde B-film lead of the 1940s turned character actress from the 1950s on, most typically as cool, aloof women whose surface sophistication only thinly masks their insecurity. Foch made a good impression as one ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1924 in Netherlands

Filmography

Actor (76)

The Closer 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Deal 2003 (Movie)

Grandma Halley (Actor)

Pumpkin 2002 (Movie)

Betsy Collander (Actor)

Dear John 1968 - 1980, 1990 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1972 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980, 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1968 - 1980, 1990 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

LaVyrle Spencer's Family Blessings 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1968 - 1980, 1990 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1968 - 1980, 1990 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hush 1998 (Movie)

Alice Baring (Actor)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Sophie Monroe (Actor)

It's My Party 1996 (Movie)

Brandon's Mother (Actor)

Charlton Heston: For All Seasons 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Morning Glory 1993 (Movie)

Miss Beasley (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sliver 1993 (Movie)

Mrs McEvoy (Actor)

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

Alex's Mother (Actor)

Dixie Lanes 1987 (Movie)

Hazel Laidlaw (Actor)

Chameleon 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

Literary Party Guest (Actor)

Pottsville 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer 1978 (Movie)

Mrs Calley (Actor)

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mahogany 1975 (Movie)

Miss Evans (Actor)

Oh! Baby, Baby, Baby... 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Salty 1972 (Movie)

Mrs Pettigar (Actor)

Such Good Friends 1971 (Movie)

Mrs Wallman (Actor)

Prescription: Murder 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercule Poirot 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Cash McCall 1960 (Movie)

Maude Kennard (Actor)

Spartacus 1960 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Bithiah (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant McCoy (Actor)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

Ellen Miles (Actor)

You're Never Too Young 1955 (Movie)

Gretchen Brendan (Actor)

Executive Suite 1954 (Movie)

Erica Martin (Actor)

Four Guns to the Border 1954 (Movie)

Maggie Flannery (Actor)

Gulf Playhouse 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Scaramouche 1952 (Movie)

Marie Antoinette (Actor)

The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

Milo Roberts (Actor)

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

A Song to Remember 1945 (Movie)

Constantia (Actor)

Escape in the Fog 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Name Is Julia Ross 1945 (Movie)

Julia Ross (Actor)

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Show)

Actor

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (Movie)

Sally Brown (Actor)

Child of Glass (TV Show)

Actor

Cry of the Werewolf (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

Ebony, Ivory and Jade (TV Show)

Actor

Female Artillery (TV Show)

Actor

Gidget Grows Up (TV Show)

Actor

I Love a Mystery (Movie)

Ellen Monk (Actor)

In the Arms of a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Allegro (Movie)

Glenda Chapman (Actor)

Nine Girls (Movie)

Alice Blake (Actor)

Outback Bound (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow Chasers (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of Doubt (TV Show)

Actor

Shadows in the Night (Movie)

Lois Garland (Actor)

She's a Sweetheart (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

Sombrero (Movie)

Elena Cantu (Actor)

St. Benny the Dip (Movie)

Linda Kovacs (Actor)

Strange Affair (Movie)

Freda Brenner (Actor)

The Dark Past (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

The Great Houdinis (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Vampire (Movie)

Nicki Saunders (Actor)

Universal Horror (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

The Verdict: Justice in America (TV Show)

Director
Other (6)

It's My Party 1996 (Movie)

consultant to Randal Kleiser (Consultant)

Moll Flanders 1996 (Movie)

consultant to Pen Densham (Consultant)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

(Consultant)

The Cure 1995 (Movie)

consultant to Peter Horton (Consultant)

Blown Away 1994 (Movie)

consultant to Stephen Hopkins (Consultant)

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

consultant to Ron Underwood (Consultant)

Biography

Tall, blonde B-film lead of the 1940s turned character actress from the 1950s on, most typically as cool, aloof women whose surface sophistication only thinly masks their insecurity. Foch made a good impression as one of Bela Lugosi's victims in the enjoyable "Return of the Vampire" (1943) and played another victimized heroine in cult director Joseph H. Lewis's unnerving Gothic noir, "My Name Is Julia Ross" (1945). Foch is perhaps best known for her striking performance as Milo ("as in Venus de"), the wealthy arts patron who attempts to snare painter Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) with her money in Vincente Minnelli's Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" (1951). She was also quite fine in her Oscar-nominated turn as the loyal secretary in the all-star "Executive Suite" (1954) and as one of the fleeing Israelites in Cecil B. DeMille's holiday favorite, "The Ten Commandments" (1956).

Relationships

Michael Dewell

Husband

Consuelo Flowerton

Mother
Was a famous WWI poster model

Dirk Fock

Father

James Lipton Writer

Husband
Married June 12, 1954 Divorced Feb. 2, 1959

Dennis de Brito

Husband

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

1992

Received screen credit as an acting coach for "Encino Man"

1985

Played Dr. Julianna Moorhouse on the short-lived occult drama series, "Shadow Chasers"

1975

Appeared in the film "Mahogany" starring Diana Ross

1970

Returned to films with a supporting role in Otto Preminger's black comedy, "Such Good Friends"

1967

Directed the stage play, "Ways and Means"

1962

Played Mrs. Danvers in a TV adaptation of "Rebecca" starring James Mason and Joan Hackett

1960

Last film for over a decade, "Spartacus" opposite Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier

1959

Served as George Stevens' associate director for the film, "The Diary of Anne Frank"

1956

Played Pharaoh's sister who found the baby Moses in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments"

1956

Regular on John Houseman's CBS "Playhouse 90" television series

1954

Received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Executive Suite"

1951

Panelist for the current events game show, "It's News to Me"; hosted by Walter Cronkite and John Daly

1951

Appeared with Gene Kelly in the award-winning musical "An American in Paris"

1947

Broadway debut, "John Loves Mary"

1942

Signed by Columbia Pictures; made her film debut in "Return of the Vampire"

Pursued painting and briefly worked as a concert pianist

Acted with touring and stock companies and various little theater groups

Raised in Manhattan

Bonus Trivia

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Co-founded the Los Angeles Theatre Group with John Houseman

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Named adjunct professor for the USC graduate school of cinema and TV. Taught classes from the 1960s up to her death.

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