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DiedMay 25, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseJohn Aniston, Jack Melick
FactYounger sister of Joan Dow and Jean Dow. Older sister of Linda Dow, Martha Dow and Sally Dow.

Nancy Dow (born October 30, 1936) is an American actress and model. She is the mother of actress Jennifer Aniston.

Dow was born in New York City, the daughter of Marjorie (née Goss) and William Dow Jr., a stockbroker. She has two sisters, Ann and Jane. Dow was educated at the Spence School and the Finch School.

Dow began her career as a model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age of 15. She went on to appear in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and McCall’s. In 1955, she made her film debut in The Trouble with Angels.

Dow’s other film credits include The Love Boat (1979), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), and Leprechaun 3 (1995).

Dow was married to actor John Aniston from 1965 to 1980. They have one daughter, actress Jennifer Aniston.

Dow has been married to businessman Albert Ferretti since 1984. They have two children: Andrea and Alexander.

Dow has a net worth of $20 million.

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Full NameNancy Dow
DiedMay 25, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States


SpouseJohn Aniston, Jack Melick
ChildrenJennifer Aniston, John T. Melick
ParentsGordon McLean Dow, Louise Grieco
SiblingsJean Dow, Linda Dow, Joan Dow, Sally Dow, Martha Dow


MoviesThe Ice House, Pure
TV ShowsHard Copy

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1Granddaughter of Francis Dow, Ellen Sarah Dow, Michael Grieco and Carmela Grieco.
2In 2011, Dow suffered a series of strokes. These affected her ability to speak and walk. In the early hours of May 23, 2016, she was taken by ambulance from her home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles. She died three days later. She was 79.
3Sister-in-law of Alphonse Labieniec.
4Mother-in-law of Shannon Melick.
5Grandmother of Eilish K. Melick and John T. Melick IV.
6Was estranged from her daughter Jennifer Aniston from 1999, when Dow published her memoir "From Mother and Daughter to Friends" which charted their relationship, until 2005, when Aniston reached out to her mother following her public divorce from Brad Pitt.
7Ex-mother-in-law of Brad Pitt.
8She's the fourth of six children.
9Her mother left the family when she was about twelve.
10Her maternal grandfather, Louis Grieco, was an Italian immigrant (who was possibly of Arbëreshë origin; the Arbëreshë are ethnic Albanians who live in Italy). Nancy's other ancestry includes Scottish and English.
11Younger sister of Joan Dow and Jean Dow. Older sister of Linda Dow, Martha Dow and Sally Dow.
12Daughter of Gordon McLean Dow and Louise Grieco.
13Mother of Jennifer Aniston and John T. Melick




The Ice House1969Jan Wilson
Mr. Terrific1967TV SeriesRedhead
The Wild Wild West1967TV SeriesTersa
The Beverly Hillbillies1966TV SeriesAthena

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Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Mother

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