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Nina Foch

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Advanced heiress who starred within an American in Paris and made an appearance in The 10 Commandments in 1956. She performed piano while we were young. Delivered in Holland, she made an appearance as a business lead actress in lots of films through the 1940s and 1950s. She wedded 3 x and got a son called Dirk with her second hubby, Dennis de Brito. She caused Sir Laurence Olivier within the 1960 creation of Spartacus.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nina Foch
Date Of Birth April 20, 1924
Died December 5, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nationality Dutch, American
Spouse Michael Dewell, Dennis de Brito, James Lipton
Children Dirk de Brito
Parents Consuelo Flowerton, Dirk Fock
Awards Grand Jury Prize
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Movies The Ten Commandments, An American in Paris, Spartacus, Executive Suite, My Name Is Julia Ross, The Return of the Vampire, Scaramouche, A Song to Remember, The Dark Past, Sliver, Cry of the Werewolf, Hush, Mahogany, Cash McCall, The Undercover Man, Johnny Allegro, I Love a Mystery, You're Never Too Young, Boston Blackie's Rendezvous, Escape in the Fog, Johnny O'Clock, It's My Party, Four Guns to the Border, Such Good Friends, St. Benny the Dip, Young Man with Ideas, Sombrero, Three Brave Men, 'Til There Was You, Nine Girls, Family Blessings, Shadow of Doubt, Skin Deep, Alien Nation: Dark Horizon, Illegal, Child of Glass, How to Deal, In the Arms of a Killer, The Great Houdini, Dixie Lanes, Morning Glory, Strange Affair, Back When We Were Grownups, Outback Bound, Gidget Grows Up, Pumpkin, Nomads, Wagon Wheels West, Shadows in the Night, Fast Company, She's a Soldier Too
TV Shows NCIS, Shadow Chasers, Tales of the City, Bull, Two Girls Named Smith, Just Shoot Me, Bull, Tales of the City (UK)
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Was left-handed.
2Although she played Charlton Heston's adoptive mother, Yul Brynner's aunt and Cedric Hardwicke's sister in The Ten Commandments (1956), she was a year younger than Heston, four years younger than Brynner and 31 years younger than Hardwicke.
3Nina and her husband James Lipton became lifelong friends with Diana Ross after co-starring with her in Mahogany (1975).
4Had a son, Dr. Dirk De Brito (born 1960), with 'Dennis De Brito'.
5Her parents divorced when she was a toddler.
6Fell ill while teaching "Directing the Actor," a popular course at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where she taught for 40 years. She died a day later at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of complications from long-term myelodysplasia, a blood disorder.
7Her father, Dirk Fock, was born in Batavia, Java (where her grandfather was governor general of the Dutch East Indies) on June 18, 1886. He died in Locarno, Switzerland on May 24, 1973. He studied, composed and conducted orchestral music in Europe, but made his American Debut as conductor with a specially assembled orchestra at Carnegie Hall in N.Y. on April 12, 1920; also conducted orchestral groups elsewhere in the U.S., and in Vienna.
8Played the first person whose murder was investigated by the TV detective Lt. Columbo; killed in the pilot episode/TV movie Prescription: Murder (1968).
9Ex-daughter-in-law of Lawrence Lipton.
10In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta, but was also dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi (in My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)); Rina Morelli (in The Ten Commandments (1956)) and Giovanna Scotto.
11Last name "Foch" rhymes with "Gosh".
12Daughter of Dirk Fock, conductor of the Amsterdams Concertgebouworkest, and actress and singer Consuelo Flowerton.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magician1974TV SeriesIrene Denore
Salty1973Mrs. Penninger
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1973TV SeriesSylvia Mitchell
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesNellie
The Brian Keith Show1973TV SeriesMrs. Peterson
Hawaii Five-O1973TV SeriesMarian Scott
Mod Squad1968-1973TV SeriesMrs. Dykstra / Virginia Westphal
Female Artillery1973TV MovieAmelia Craig
The Scarecrow1972TV MovieGoody Rickby
Such Good Friends1971Julie's Mother
Men at Law1971TV Series
That Girl1971TV SeriesFrances Nelson
The Name of the Game1968-1970TV SeriesMrs. Fredericks / Angela Morgan
McCloud1970TV SeriesSgt. V.J. Dameron
To Rome with Love1970TV SeriesDiana Masterson
The F.B.I.1970TV SeriesTerry Simms
Paris 70001970TV Series
Gidget Grows Up1969TV MovieBibi Crosby
Gunsmoke1969TV SeriesAgatha Corey
The Wild Wild West1969TV SeriesDuchess Sophia
Penelope Beware!1968TV MovieLucretia
Prescription: Murder1968TV MovieCarol Flemming
Bonanza1967TV SeriesClarissa Cartwright
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966-1967TV SeriesVera Stannard / Dee
I Spy1967TV SeriesGerta
The Long, Hot Summer1966TV SeriesCarlotta
A Man Called Shenandoah1966TV SeriesMarlee Cole
Combat!1965TV SeriesMadame Carmaux
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesGeorgia Pettigrew
Mr. Broadway1964TV SeriesMaggie
Valentine's Day1964TV SeriesMiss Landers
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesAnjanette Delacroix
Route 661961-1964TV SeriesSamantha / Autumn Ely / Lillian Aldrich
The Outer Limits1963TV SeriesEva Fraser
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesAngelica Cellini
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesSarah Middleton
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesEllen Burnham
Sam Benedict1963TV SeriesNora Hildon
The Virginian1963TV SeriesFrances Graham
Naked City1961-1962TV SeriesKitty Lamson / Maude Hutchinson
Theatre '621962TV SeriesMrs. Danvers
General Electric Theater1953-1962TV SeriesMrs. Davenheim / Ellen Townsend
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesGinny Thatcher
Bus Stop1962TV SeriesKitty Blaine
Checkmate1961TV SeriesAnne Elliot
Shirley Temple's Storybook1961TV SeriesMerwitch
The Americans1961TV SeriesRose Greenbow
The United States Steel Hour1954-1960TV SeriesJulia Walton / Grace Barlow
Spartacus1960Helena Glabrus
Moment of Fear1960TV SeriesSally Mellanby
Play of the Week1960TV SeriesAndromache
Cash McCall1960Maude Kennard
The Loretta Young Show1955-1959TV SeriesJoan Rogers / Mrs. Graff
Rawhide1959TV SeriesMadrina Wilcox
The Thin Man1959TV SeriesBeatrice Dane
Ten Little Indians1959TV MovieVera Claythorne
Playhouse 901956-1958TV SeriesWanda Newton / Mrs. Dorothy Kelly / Libby Hanneman
Pursuit1958TV SeriesMrs. Claire Holden
Studio One in Hollywood1952-1958TV SeriesAnthony's wife / Belinda Cattson / Fran Dundee / ...
Matinee Theatre1958TV SeriesBeatrice
Wagon Train1957TV SeriesClara Beauchamp
Climax!1955-1957TV SeriesCaroline Emmet / Emily Rone
Kraft Theatre1957TV Series
The Alcoa Hour1957TV SeriesBrita
Three Brave Men1956Lt. Mary Jane McCoy
The Ten Commandments1956Bithiah
Playwrights '561955-1956TV SeriesBelle Thurmond / Mrs. Scott
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1956TV SeriesSusan Harland / Joan Byrnes
Illegal1955Ellen Miles
You're Never Too Young1955Gretchen Brendan
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesSophie Teale
Producers' Showcase1954TV SeriesKay Thorndyke
Four Guns to the Border1954Maggie Flannery
Danger1953-1954TV Series
Suspense1949-1954TV Series
Justice1954TV Series
Executive Suite1954Erica Martin
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Series
Fast Company1953Mercedes Bellway
Sombrero1953Elena Cantu
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950-1953TV Series
Hollywood Opening Night1953TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1950-1952TV SeriesJane Conway / Terry / Jessica / ...
The Gulf Playhouse1952TV Series
Scaramouche1952Marie Antoinette
Young Man with Ideas1952Joyce Laramie
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1951-1952TV SeriesSabrina / Jane Crosby
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV Series
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series
Chesterfield Presents1952TV Series
Lights Out1951-1952TV Series
An American in Paris1951Milo Roberts
St. Benny the Dip1951Linda Kovacs
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre1951TV Series
Cameo Theatre1951TV Series
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre1951TV Series
Nash Airflyte Theatre1951TV Series
Two Girls Named Smith1951TV Series
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV SeriesWife
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949TV SeriesElizabeth
Johnny Allegro1949Glenda Chapman
The Undercover Man1949Judith Warren
The Dark Past1948Betty
Johnny O'Clock1947Harriet Hobson
The Guilt of Janet Ames1947Susie Pearson
Prison Ship1945Anne Graham
My Name Is Julia Ross1945Julia Ross
A Thousand and One Nights1945Harem Girl (uncredited)
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous1945Sally Brown
Escape in the Fog1945Eileen Carr
I Love a Mystery1945Ellen Monk
A Song to Remember1945Constantia
She's a Sweetheart1944Jeanne
Strange Affair1944Frieda Brenner
Cry of the Werewolf1944Celeste
Shadows in the Night1944Lois Garland
She's a Soldier Too1944Tessie Legruda
Nine Girls1944Alice Blake
The Return of the Vampire1943Nicki Saunders
Wagon Wheels West1943ShortJan Colburn
The Closer2007TV SeriesDoris Donnelly
NCIS2005-2006TV SeriesMrs. Victoria Mallard
Back When We Were Grownups2004TV MovieMrs. Holmes
How to Deal2003Grandma Halley
Pumpkin2002Betsy Collander
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesCatherine DuChamp
Bull2000TV SeriesMadeline
Dharma & Greg1999TV SeriesBeatrice
Family Blessings1998TV MoviePeg Miller
Shadow of Doubt1998Sylvia Saxon
Hush1998Alice Baring
'Til There Was You1997Sophia Monroe
It's My Party1996Brandon's Mother
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon1994TV MovieBurak
Murder, She Wrote1991-1994TV SeriesRebecca Kinkaid / Katie Emhardt
Missing Persons1994TV SeriesBernice
Gloria Vane1993TV MovieLuli
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-SeriesFrannie Halcyon
Morning Glory1993Miss Beasly
Sliver1993Evelyn McEvoy
The Sands of Time1992TV MovieEllen Scott
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesCarmela Kaufman
In the Arms of a Killer1992TV MovieMrs. Venible
Dear John1990-1991TV SeriesMrs. Lacey
Hunter1990TV SeriesGloria Morrell
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesLawyer Camille Carlton
Room for Romance1990TV Series
Skin Deep1989Alex's Mother
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-SeriesComtesse de Chambrun
Outback Bound1988TV MovieSamantha's mother
Dixie Lanes1988Hazel Laidlaw
The New Mike Hammer1986TV SeriesMildred Hofsteder
Comedy Factory1986TV SeriesHannah Kingsley
Nomads1986Real Estate Agent
Shadow Chasers1985-1986TV SeriesDr. Juliana Moorhouse
Trapper John, M.D.1984TV SeriesJulie Luden
Rich and Famous1981Literary Party Guest
Lou Grant1979TV SeriesMrs. Polk
Ebony, Ivory and Jade1979TV MovieDr. Adela Teba
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesAunt Lavinia Culp
Jennifer1978Mrs. Calley
McMillan & Wife1977TV SeriesMarietta Galway
The Great Houdini1976TV MovieRev. Le Veyne
Barnaby Jones1973-1976TV SeriesMyra Westmore / Eleanor DeRoche
Mahogany1975Miss Evans
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV SeriesMadame Trevi
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1974TV SeriesCeil
Salty1974TV Series

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moll Flanders1996consultant
It's My Party1996consultant
The Grass Harp1995consultant
The Cure1995consultant: Mr. Horton
Speechless1994consultant: Mr. Underwood
Blown Away1994consultant to Mr. Hopkins
Encino Man1992acting coach
Getting It Right1989creative consultant

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Route 661962TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Blessings1998TV Movie

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Diary of Anne Frank1959assistant director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Archer House2007Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors2010Video documentaryHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Universal Horror1998TV Movie documentaryHerself / interview
100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company1996Video documentaryHerself
100 Years of Horror: The Double Demons1996Video documentaryHerself
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Star 'Return of the Vampire' / Herself / Herself - Actress
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Franklin & Jefferson Proposal Film1973Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Virginia Graham Show1972TV SeriesHerself
Girl Talk1970TV SeriesHerself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Gypsy1967TV SeriesHerself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHerself
Your First Impression1963TV SeriesHerself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself
The Juke Box Jury1958-1959TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Costume Design Awards
Your Show of Shows1951-1953TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
Texaco Star Theatre1952TV SeriesHerself - Actress
That Reminds Me1952TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryNicki Saunders
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Cinema 32008TV SeriesMilo Roberts
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That2005TV Movie documentaryEileen Carr
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6322 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1954NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActressExecutive Suite (1954)
1954Special Jury PrizeVenice Film FestivalExecutive Suite (1954)· Mary Adams
· June Allyson
· Virginia Brissac
· Louis Calhern
· Tim Considine
· Paul Douglas
· William Holden
· Dean Jagger
· Lucy Knoch
· Fredric March
· William Phipps
· Walter Pidgeon
· Harry Shannon
· Barbara Stanwyck
· Edgar Stehli
· Shelley Winters

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesLou Grant (1977)
1955OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleExecutive Suite (1954)


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1Believe it or not, teaching is the most rewarding thing I do. It has been the most successful thing I've done in my life.


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