Nita Talbot (born Anita Sokol, August 8, 1930) is an American actress. She received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the 1967–68 season of Hogan's Heroes.
August 8, 1930
New York City, U.S.
(m. 1954; div. 1958)
Thomas A. Geas
(m. 1961; div. 19??)
Born in New York City, Talbot began her acting career appearing as a model in the 1949 film It's a Great Feeling. She was afforded a wealth of varied screen roles, from the love-starved switchboard operator in A Very Special Favor (1965) to the sharp-tongued Madame Esther in Buck and the Preacher (1972). She also appeared in such films as Bright Leaf (1950), This Could Be the Night (1957), I Married a Woman (1958), Who's Got the Action? (1962), Girl Happy (1965), The Day of the Locust (1975), Serial (1980), Chained Heat (1983), Fraternity Vacation (1985), and Puppet Master II (1991).
Appearing in many TV series, Talbot was seen as Mabel Spooner opposite Larry Blyden's Joe Spooner in Joe and Mabel:536 (1956); Iris Anderson in the 1958 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Pint-Sized Client"; con-woman Blondie Collins in the second season of The Thin Man:1071 (1958–59); con-woman/struggling actress Susan Reed in the first-season episode "Beautiful, Blue and Deadly" of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1958–59); and the immigrant wife in "Land Deal" (season 4, episode 9) on Gunsmoke (1958); and as Belle in "Belle's Back" (1960). In 1960, she also appeared in The Tab Hunter Show episode "Be My Guest."
She was in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Maria" (1961), as a circus blonde who abandons her husband to an evil dwarf woman (whose act consists of playing a monkey able to draw what it sees) who made her believe her husband had been unfaithful. She played against type in the Maverick third-season episode "The Resurrection of Joe November" with James Garner (1959) and in "Belle's Back" (season 5, episode 35) of Gunsmoke (1960). She was the resourceful Girl-Friday, Dora Miles, on The Jim Backus Show:533 (also known as Hot Off the Wire), snooty socialite Judy Evans in Here We Go Again (1973),:453 and hypercynical Rose opposite Bill Daily in Starting from Scratch (1988).:1016
Between 1966 and 1971, she appeared in seven episodes of Hogan's Heroes as "White Russian" spy Marya,:465–466 a role for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1968 for the episode "The Hostage". Talbot was a recurring guest star on several other series, including Man Against Crime, Bourbon Street Beat (four episodes as Lusti Weather), The Secret Storm, and Supertrain,:1040 while also appearing in single episodes of other shows, including Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Talbot also had long-running roles in Search for Tomorrow and General Hospital. On General Hospital, she portrayed Delfina from 1981 to 1983 (and again in 1992), Tiffany Hill's old friend who takes over designing Luke and Laura's wedding.
In 1971, Talbot was cast in the pilot episode of the CBS sitcom Funny Face starring actress-comedian Sandy Duncan as Sandy Stockton, a young UCLA student from Illinois majoring in education and making ends meet by working part-time as an actress in television commercials for the Prescott Advertising Agency. Talbot played Sandy's agent, Maggie Prescott. Shortly after filming the pilot, CBS picked up the program for the fall of 1971, but revised the format slightly, resulting in Talbot being dropped from the cast. She appeared in "A Stitch in Crime", episode 6 of the second season of Columbo (1973). Her last acting role was in 1997, when she voiced the character of Anastasia Hardy, the businesswoman mother of Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, in the animated series Spider-Man.
Talbot was married twice—first to actor Don Gordon (September 7, 1954, to April 11, 1958; divorced) and then to actor Thomas A. Geas (from August 13, 1961, until their divorce, year unknown). She has one child, a daughter, Nicole Andrea Geas (born 1962), with second husband Thomas Geas (1934-2010).
|1949||Always Leave Them Laughing||Showgirl||Uncredited|
|1950||This Side of The Law||Miss Goff|
|1952||On Dangerous Ground||Woman in bar||Uncredited|
|1956||Bundle of Joy||Mary|
|1958||I Married a Woman||Miss Anderson|
|1962||Who's Got the Action?||Saturday Knight|
|1965||Girl Happy||Sunny Daze|
|1965||A Very Special Favor||Mickey|
|1965||That Funny Feeling||Audrey|
|1967||The Cool Ones||Dee Dee Howitzer||Alternative title: Cool Baby, Cool!|
|1972||Buck and the Preacher||Madam Esther|
|1975||The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery||Jasmine Cornell|
|1975||The Day of the Locust||Joan|
|1980||Island Claws||Rosie||Alternative title: Night of the Claw|
|1982||The Concrete Jungle||Shelly Meyers|
|1983||Frightmare||Mrs. Rohmer||Alternative title: Body Snatchers|
|1985||Fraternity Vacation||Mrs. Ferret|
|1985||Movers & Shakers||Dorothy|
|1991||Puppetmaster II||Camille Kenney||Direct-to-video release|
|1992||Amityville: It's About Time||Iris Wheeler||Alternative title: Amityville 1992: It's About Time, direct-to-video release|
|1952||Tales of Tomorrow||Nicki||1 episode|
|1954||Inner Sanctum||Millie||1 episode|
|1955||Producers' Showcase||Olga||1 episode|
|1957||Climax!||Esther Gardener||1 episode|
|1958||Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre||Sally||1 episode|
|1958||Mr. Adams and Eve||Anna||1 episode|
|1958||Gunsmoke||Sidna Calhoun||1 episode "Land Deal"|
|1958||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Louise Williams||1 episode "The Percentage"|
|1958||Perry Mason||Iris Anderson||1 episode|
|1958||Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer||Susan Reed||1 episode|
|1959||The Lineup||Donna||1 episode|
|1959||Maverick||Jeannie||2 episodes "Easy Mark" and "Resurrection of Joe November"|
|1959||Peter Gunn||Rowena||1 episode|
|1959||Johnny Staccato||Narcissa||1 episode "The Man in the Pit"|
|1960||The Jim Backus Show||Dora Miles||Unknown episodes|
|1960||The Man from Blackhawk||Kay||1 episode: "In His Steps"|
|1960||Mr. Lucky||Kitten Conner||1 episode|
|1960||The Untouchables||Alice||1 episode|
|1960||Gunsmoke||Belle Ainsley||1 episode|
|1960||The Tab Hunter Show||Stephanie||1 episode "Be My Guest"|
|1961||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Carol Thorby||1 episode|
|1961||Follow the Sun||Florence||1 episode|
|1964||The Lieutenant||Marie Newton||1 episode|
|1966||The Fugitive||Paula Jellison||1 episode|
|1966||The Virginian||Melinda||1 episode|
|1966–1971||Hogans Heroes||Marya||7 episodes, Primetime Emmy Award nomination|
|1966||Daniel Boone||Sylvie Du Marais||Episode "The Search"|
|1967||The Monkees||The Assistant||1 episode|
|1967||Mannix||Edna Dacey||1 episode|
|1968||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||Pola Prevost||1 episode|
|1971||Love, American Style||Connie||1 episode|
|1971||The Jimmy Stewart Show||Roxy||1 episode|
|1972||Bewitched||Mrs. Rollnick||1 episode|
|1972||Mannix||Season 5, Episode 16||1 episode|
|1973||Columbo||Marsha||1 episode, "A Stitch in Crime"|
|1973||Needles and Pins||1 episode, "The Endangered Species"|
|1973||The Partridge Family||Doris Stevens||1 episode|
|1973||Here We Go Again||Judy Evans||13 episodes|
|1974||Police Story||Teresa||1 episode|
|1974||The Rockford Files||Mildred Elias||1 episode|
|1974||Kolchak: The Night Stalker||Paula Griffin||1 Episode, "The Werewolf"|
|1975||Police Woman||Audrey Roth||1 episode|
|1977||All In The Family||Marcia (woman arguing with husband on subway)||1 episode|
|1978||CHiPS||Driving Instructor||1 episode|
|1977–1978||Soap||Sheila Fine||3 episodes|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Willamena||1 episode|
|1979||Supertrain||Rose Casey||5 episodes|
|1980||Nobody's Perfect||Lush||1 episode|
|1984||Remington Steele||Shirley Mellish||1 episode|
|1985||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Wilma||1 episode|
|1987||It's a Living||Rose||1 episode|
|1989||Jake Spanner, Private Eye||Nurse||Television movie|
|1990||Gabriel's Fire||Laura Pickles||1 episode|
|1991||The New Adam-12||Madam Lousanga||1 episode|
|1994||Empty Nest||Mrs. Koontz||1 episode|
|1995||Pig Sty||Cecile||1 episode|
|1997||Spider-Man: The Animated Series||Anastacia Hardy||Voice|
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- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
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