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Nan Martin

1927-07-15 Decatur, Illinois, USA

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nan Martin (July 15, 1927 – March 4, 2010) was an American actress who starred in movies and on television. Born in Decatur, Illinois and raised in Santa Monica, California, her first film role was The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Her other film roles included The Mugger (1958), Doctor Detroit (1983), All of Me (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) where she played the role of Amanda Krueger, the mother of killer Freddy Krueger. Her last film role is in 2005's Thicker than Water. Martin starred on Mr. Sunshine. Her other well known roles were in the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds and on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She had a recurring role on the ABC hit TV series The Drew Carey Show as Mrs. Lauder. She made many guest appearances on various television series, some of those appearances range from Ben Casey, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Victoria Miller in the season 1 episode "Haven", and she played Rose, the secretary of murderer Alex Brady in the Columbo television movie, Murder, Smoke and Shadows. She appeared on two episodes of The Golden Girls: first as the mean-spirited and nasty Frieda Claxton, who was told to drop dead by Rose Nylund, which she did. She also portrayed Philomena, a friend of Sophia Petrillo's from Sicily, who claimed that Dorothy was really her daughter and not Sophia's. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nan Martin,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Mrs. Harris Mama Tarnower 2006-02-25
Thicker Than Water Abygail Jordan 2005-08-05
Greener Mountains M 2005-06-25
Dancing at the Harvest Moon Harriet Finnigan 2002-10-20
Shallow Hal Tanya Peeler 2001-11-01
Murder in the Mirror 2000-01-19
Forever Lulu Lulu Look-Alike 2000-07-07
Big Eden Widow Thayer 2000-04-18
Cast Away Kelly's Mother 2000-12-22
Terror in the Family Ivy 1996-04-16
Last Gasp Mrs. Hardwick 1995-08-30
Mother of the Bride Beatrice 1993-02-27
Child of Rage Barbara 1992-09-24
Matters of the Heart Irene Page 1990-12-26
Animal Behavior Mrs. Norton 1989-10-27
Proud Men Laura 1987-10-01
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Nun 1987-02-27
All of Me Divorce Lawyer 1984-09-21
I Take These Men Doris 1983-01-05
The Winter of Our Discontent Mrs. Baker 1983-12-06
Doctor Detroit Margaret Skridlow 1983-05-06
Some Kind of Hero Hilda 1982-04-02
Prime Suspect Sonia Lindstrom 1982-01-20
A Small Circle of Friends Mrs. Baxter 1980-03-12
Loving Couples Walter's Nurse 1980-10-24
The Golden Honeymoon Cora Hartsell 1980-02-04
Mrs. R's Daughter Mrs. Bergson 1979-09-19
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II June Kinmont 1978-02-10
Outside Chance Allison 1978-01-01
Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold Aunt Isabel 1978-10-23
Visions: The Gardener's Son Mrs. Gregg 1977-01-06
A Circle of Children Doris Fleming 1977-03-10
The War Widow Annie 1976-10-28
Jackson County Jail Allison 1976-03-31
The Other Side of the Mountain June Kinmont 1975-11-14
The Book of Murder Catherine 1974-03-19
Remember When Annie Hodges 1974-03-23
The Young Nurses Woman Reporter 1973-03-01
Goodbye, Columbus Mrs. Ben Patimkin 1969-01-01
For Love of Ivy Doris Austin 1968-07-17
Three in the Attic Dean Nazarin 1968-12-20
The Art of Love Margo 1965-06-30
Bus Riley's Back in Town Mrs. Nichols 1965-03-24
Toys in the Attic Charlotte Warkins (uncredited) 1963-07-31
The Mugger Claire Townsend 1958-11-01
The Buster Keaton Story Edna 1957-05-01
Eames Lounge Chair 1956-01-01
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Polly Lawrence 1956-04-12