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Nancy Malone (born Anne Josefa Maloney[1] 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.

Nancy Malone
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Born Anne Josefa Maloney
March 19, 1935
Queens Village, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died May 8, 2014(2014-05-08) (aged 79)
Duarte, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, director and producer
Years active 1950–2003


Malone appeared in a number of programs in the early days of television, including I Remember Mama, Robert Montgomery Presents, and Suspense.[2] 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 77 Sunset Strip (episode “Deposit with Caution”) in 1963. She subsequently played Clara Varner on the television series The Long Hot Summer, which ran for one season on ABC,[3] and appeared in The Outer Limits (episode "Fun and Games") and The Twilight Zone (episode "Stopover in a Quiet Town"). She also starred in one episode of The Big Valley ("The Secret", 1968). She played Dr. Edith Gibson, the love interest of Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), on the last original episode of the television series The Andy Griffith Show ("A Girl for Goober," which aired March 25, 1968).[4] She appeared as Steve McGarrett's sister in Hawaii Five O in "Once Upon a Time" (1968).


Malone debuted on Broadway in Time Out For Ginger.[5]

Entertainment businessEdit

In 1976, she became the first female vice-president of television at 20th Century Fox.


In 1977, she 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.[6]

Malone won an Emmy Award for producing Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993) (TV) and was nominated for Emmy Awards for directing episodes of Sisters in (1991), and The Trials of Rosie O'Neill in (1992).[4] She was 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. She was also a Lifetime member of The Actors Studio.[7]


Malone was a painter and a poet, and she enjoyed playing football and baseball.[5]


She died of pneumonia while battling leukemia on May 8, 2014, aged 79.[7]

Filmography as directorEdit


  1. ^ New York Times obituary, May 16, 2014; accessed May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Actress Nancy Malone turns to producing". Independent Press-Telegram. March 2, 1975. p. 90. Retrieved May 1, 2015 – via   
  3. ^ "'Summer' Cast Will Include Ruth Roman". The Fresno Bee The Republican. July 25, 1965. p. 132. Retrieved May 1, 2015 – via   
  4. ^ a b Nancy Malone on IMDb
  5. ^ a b "Nancy Malone Plays Title Role in Marlow Stage Show". The Independent Record. October 24, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved April 29, 2015 – via   
  6. ^ "Past Recipients: Crystal Award". Women In Film. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed May 11, 2014.

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