Nancy Malone (born Anne Josefa Maloney March 19, 1935 – May 8, 2014) was an American television actress from the 1950s to 1970s, who later moved into producing and directing in the 1980s and 1990s.
Anne Josefa Maloney
March 19, 1935
|Died||May 8, 2014 (aged 79)|
Duarte, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, director and producer|
Malone appeared in a number of programs in the early days of television, including I Remember Mama, Robert Montgomery Presents, and Suspense. She played Libby on the television series Naked City from 1960 to 1963. During the same period, she played Robin Lang Bowden Fletcher on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light. She guest-starred as Kathy in a 1968 episode of 77 Sunset Strip, "Deposit with Caution". She subsequently played Clara Varner on the television series The Long Hot Summer, which ran for one season on ABC, and appeared in The Outer Limits episode "Fun and Games" and The Twilight Zone episode "Stopover in a Quiet Town". She also guest-starred in one 1968 episode of The Big Valley, "The Secret". That same year she portrayed Dr. Edith Gibson, the love interest of Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), on the next-to-the-last original episode of the television series The Andy Griffith Show, "A Girl for Goober". In 1968 she also appeared as Steve McGarrett's sister in the Hawaii Five O episode "Once Upon a Time". Later, in 1971, she performed the role of Cathleen, Rueben Kincaid's love interest in episode 20 of The Partridge Family, "They Shoot Managers Don't They?".
In 1976, she became the first female vice-president of television at 20th Century Fox.
Malone in 1977 was awarded one of the first Crystal Awards by Women in Film for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. Later, in 1991 and 1992, she was nominated for Emmy Awards for directing episodes of the television series Sisters and The Trials of Rosie O'Neill. She finally won the award in 1993 for producing the televised retrospective Bob Hope: The First 90 Years. She was also a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, as well as a board member for The Alliance Of Women Directors, composed of female directors who are alumnae of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women.
Malone was a painter and a poet, and she enjoyed playing football and baseball.
Filmography as directorEdit
- The Guardian (TV series)
- Resurrection Blvd (TV series)
- Judging Amy (TV series)
- The Fugitive (TV series)
- Star Trek: Voyager (TV series)
- Fame L.A. (TV series)
- Central Park West (TV Series)
- Touched by an Angel (1994; TV series)
- Diagnosis: Murder (1993; TV series)
- Melrose Place (1992; TV series)
- The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV series)
- Sisters (1991; TV series)
- Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series)
- Hotel (1983; TV series)
- Dynasty (1981; TV series)
- Merlene of the Movies (1981; movie)
- Knots Landing (1979; TV series)
- The Bionic Woman (1977; producer for two episodes)
- New York Times obituary, May 16, 2014; accessed May 19, 2014.
- "Actress Nancy Malone turns to producing". Independent Press-Telegram. March 2, 1975. p. 90. Retrieved May 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'Summer' Cast Will Include Ruth Roman". The Fresno Bee The Republican. July 25, 1965. p. 132. Retrieved May 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Nancy Malone on IMDb
- "Nancy Malone Plays Title Role in Marlow Stage Show". The Independent Record. October 24, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved April 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Past Recipients: Crystal Award". Women In Film. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
- Obituary, latimes.com; accessed May 11, 2014.