Jeanette Nolan

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Jeanette Nolan (December 30, 1911 – June 5, 1998) was an American radio, film and television actress. Nolan was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Born in Los Angeles, California, Nolan was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles. Nolan began her acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, and, while a student at Los Angeles City College, made her radio debut in 1932 in Omar Khayyam, the first transcontinental broadcast from station KHJ, and continued acting until the 1990s. She made her film debut as Lady Macbeth in Orson Welles's 1948 film Macbeth, based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. Despite the fact that she and the film received withering reviews at the time, Nolan's film career flourished in largely supporting roles. Viewers of film noir may know her best as the corrupt wife of a dead (and equally corrupt) police officer in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat. Her final film appearance was in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer as Robert Redford's mother. Nolan made over three hundred television appearances, including Brian Keith's first series, Crusader, in the role of Dr. Marion in "The Healer" (1956).
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