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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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1927-07-15

Day of Death 2010-03-04

Place of Birth Decatur, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Nancy Martin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Greener Mountains as M
2003 Nip/Tuck (1 episode)
2002 Dancing at the Harvest Moon as Harriet Finnigan
2002 Push, Nevada (1 episode)
2001 Shallow Hal as Nurse Tanya Peeler
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode) as Lydia
2001 Six Feet Under (2 episodes)
2000 Cast Away as Kelly's Mother
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 The Invisible Man (1 episode)
2000 Big Eden as Widow Thayer
2000 Murder in the Mirror
1998 Maximum Bob (1 episode)
1997 The Practice (1 episode)
1996 Profiler (2 episodes)
1996 Terror in the Family as Ivy
1995 The Drew Carey Show (14 episodes) as Mrs. Louder
1995 Last Gasp as Mrs. Hardwick
1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (1 episode)
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1994 Monty (1 episode)
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1 episode)
1993 Mother of the Bride as Beatrice
1991 A Woman Named Jackie (3 episodes)
1989 Major Dad (1 episode)
1989 Baywatch (1 episode)
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Victoria Miller
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors as Sister Mary Helena / Amanda Krueger
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1986 Mr. Sunshine (11 episodes)
1985 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes)
1985 The Golden Girls (2 episodes)
1984 Santa Barbara (6 episodes)
1983 The Winter of Our Discontent as Mrs. Baker
1983 Doctor Detroit as Margaret Skridlow
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1980 Loving Couples as Nurse
1980 A Small Circle of Friends as Mrs. Baxter
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1979 Mrs. R's Daughter as Mrs. Bergson
1978 The Runaways (1 episode)
1978 The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II as June Kinmont
1976 The War Widow as Annie
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain as June Kinmont
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1973 The Young Nurses as Woman Reporter
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1971 Columbo (1 episode)
1969 Room 222 (1 episode)
1969 Goodbye, Columbus as Madame Patimkin
1968 Lancer (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 For Love of Ivy as Doris Austin
1968 Three in the Attic as Dean Nazarin
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The Invaders (1 episode) as Dr. Maria McKinley
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (3 episodes)
1965 The Trials of O'Brien (1 episode)
1965 The Art of Love as Margo (as Nancy Martin)
1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town as Mrs. Nichols
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1963 Toys in the Attic as Charlotte Warkins
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1958 The Mugger as Claire Townsend
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1956 Eames Lounge Chair
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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