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DiedJune 5, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseJohn McIntire
FactMother of actor Tim McIntire and Holly McIntire.

Jeanette Nolan was an American actress who appeared in many television programs and movies. She was born on December 30, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, to Rose and Edward Nolan. Her father was an Irish immigrant who worked as a policeman in Los Angeles. Her mother was of German descent. She had two brothers and two sisters. She attended Catholic schools in Los Angeles.

Nolan began her acting career in the 1930s, appearing in various stage productions. In the 1940s, she began appearing in movies, including “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943) and “High Noon” (1952). She also appeared in several television programs, including “The Virginian” (1962-1971) and “The Waltons” (1972-1981).

Nolan was married to actor John McIntire from 1936 until his death in 1991. The couple had four children.

Nolan died of natural causes on June 5, 1998, at the age of 86.

General Info

Full NameJeanette Nolan
DiedJune 5, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationAbraham Lincoln High School


SpouseJohn McIntire
ChildrenTim McIntire, Holly McIntire


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In A Comedy Or Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstand...
MoviesThe Fox and the Hound, The Rescuers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Macbeth, The Horse Whisperer, The Big Heat, Cloak & Dagger, Tribute to a Bad Man, A Lawless Street, The Manitou, April Love, The Reluctant Astronaut, Hangman's Knot, Saddle Tramp, Everything But the Truth, Did You Hear the One Ab...
TV ShowsDirty Sally, The Virginian, I Spy, The Richard Boone Show, Hotel de Paree

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1Was cast as a witch numerous times on television, most notably on episodes of "The Twilight Zone," "Thriller" (twice) and "Night Gallery".
2During the Golden Age of radio through the 1930s and 1940s, she provided the voices of a variety characters on such programs as "The March of Time", "Cavalcade of America", "The Court of Missing Heirs", "The Adventures of Mister Meek", "Life Begins" and "Manhattan at Midnight". On many of these dramatic performances she collaborated with her then husband, the late actor John McIntire. Nolan has the rather curious distinction of having provided a series of screams for "mother" in Psycho (1960) in which, coincidentally, her husband played Sheriff Chambers.
3Mother of actor Tim McIntire and Holly McIntire.




The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesEthel Sudberry
Here Come the Brides1970TV SeriesMa Oates
The Virginian1963-1970TV SeriesHolly Grainger / Helen Dyer
Hawaii Five-O1969TV SeriesAunt Martha
The Mothers-In-Law1968-1969TV SeriesAnnie McTaggert / Grandma Gabriela Balotta
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?1968Ma Webb
Ironside1968TV SeriesMrs. Matling
Sullivan's Empire1967TV MovieMiss Wingate
The Reluctant Astronaut1967Mrs. Fleming
Laredo1965-1967TV SeriesVita Rose / Martha Tuforth / Muriel Burns
The Invaders1967TV SeriesMiss Havergill
My Three Sons1964-1966TV SeriesAunt Kate / Grandma / Madam Irina
Bonanza1966TV SeriesAnnie Conners
Chamber of Horrors1966Mrs. Ewing Perryman
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966TV SeriesMrs. Gardner
A Man Called Shenandoah1966TV SeriesMatilda Coleman
F Troop1966TV SeriesMrs. Parmenter
The Fugitive1966TV SeriesNaomi Kelly
I Spy1965-1966TV SeriesMaude / Helen Robinson
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesAgatha Carruthers
The Farmer's Daughter1965TV SeriesContessa
Perry Mason1958-1965TV SeriesEmma Ritter / Nellie / Erna Norden / ...
Tammy1965TV SeriesAunt Hannah
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesEdith Partridge
My Blood Runs Cold1965Aunt Sarah
Wagon Train1961-1965TV SeriesChottsie Gubenheimer / Bella McKavitch / Janet Hale
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1964TV SeriesMary Fitzgibbons
Special for Women: The Menace of Age1964TV MovieBarbara Lawson
Slattery's People1964TV SeriesSusan Shepherd
Lassie1964TV SeriesMaude Lester
Dr. Kildare1963-1964TV SeriesAnnie / Nurse Helen Margolis / Fanny Devalon
The Eleventh Hour1964TV SeriesClaire Farnham
Combat!1964TV SeriesSister Therese
The Richard Boone Show1963-1964TV SeriesPsychiatrist / Ellen Bartrick / Arnelle / ...
Twilight of Honor1963Amy Clinton
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1963TV SeriesAunt Melissa
Going My Way1963TV SeriesMrs. Mertens
G.E. True1963TV SeriesMme. Di Angelo
Laramie1963TV SeriesEllen McGovern
The Twilight Zone1962-1963TV SeriesGranny Hart / Rachel Simpson
Hawaiian Eye1963TV SeriesEdith Wilkes
Saints and Sinners1962TV SeriesMrs. West
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesAlma Gardner
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesEugenie Tzigorin
The Real McCoys1962TV SeriesThe Owl Woman
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962Nora Ericson
87th Precinct1962TV SeriesMrs. Brooks
Have Gun - Will Travel1958-1962TV SeriesAlice / Jeri Marcus / Sheriff Maude J. Smuggly / ...
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesAmanda Curtis
Bus Stop1962TV SeriesCammie Blake
Thriller1961-1962TV SeriesLa Strega / Granny Harrod
Adventures in Paradise1961TV SeriesAnnette / Maggie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1957-1961TV SeriesEdith Beggs / Mrs. Trotter / Sadie Grimes / ...
Westinghouse Playhouse1961TV SeriesFlora Stanley
Two Rode Together1961Mrs. Mary McCandless
Outlaws1961TV SeriesMary Ann
Bat Masterson1961TV SeriesSister Mary Paul
Guestward Ho!1961TV SeriesMrs. Winslow
The Great Impostor1961Ma Demara
Wanted: Dead or Alive1960TV SeriesLa Curandera
Klondike1960TV SeriesHattie Swoger
Psycho1960Norma Bates (voice, uncredited)
Hotel de Paree1959-1960TV SeriesAnnette Deveraux
Goodyear Theatre1960TV SeriesElinor Galt
Bourbon Street Beat1959TV SeriesJanet Picard
The Rebel1959TV SeriesEmmy Zecker
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesClara Simms
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957-1959TV SeriesEdna / Tesla
The Rabbit Trap1959Mrs. Colt
Peter Gunn1959TV SeriesMaggie Goffney Bowers
Black Saddle1959TV SeriesAlice Jessup
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesSister Celestina
Whirlybirds1959TV SeriesMrs. Dudley
Lawman1959TV SeriesMa Carey
The Restless Gun1959TV SeriesAbigail Sweet
Naked City1959TV SeriesKate Blake
Steve Canyon1959TV SeriesEmily Brendan
The Lineup1955-1958TV SeriesHelen Graves / Mrs. Witkowski
Dragnet1958TV Series
Wild Heritage1958Ma (Janet) Bascomb
Decision1958TV SeriesDora
General Electric Theater1958TV SeriesSarah Gaines
Tales of Wells Fargo1958TV SeriesMrs. Borkman
The Court of Last Resort1958TV SeriesMrs. Hadley
The Deep Six1958Mrs. Austen
The Millionaire1958TV SeriesSister Mary Robert
April Love1957Henrietta Bruce
Matinee Theatre1956-1957TV Series
Climax!1957TV SeriesMrs. Barker
The Guns of Fort Petticoat1957Cora Melavan
The Christophers1957TV SeriesDr. Dorothea Lynde Dix
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1957TV SeriesSally Freeman
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesAgnes Rivers / Landlady
Dr. Christian1957TV SeriesJenny
The Halliday Brand1957Nante
7th Cavalry1956Charlotte Reynolds
Everything But the Truth1956Miss Adelaide Dabney
Crusader1956TV SeriesDr. Marion
Carolyn1956TV MovieMrs. Tuttle
Four Star Playhouse1953-1956TV SeriesCapt. Johnson / Ma Watson / Agatha Le Beau
Crossroads1956TV SeriesMrs. Frances Lyman
Cavalcade of America1956TV Series
Tribute to a Bad Man1956Mrs. L.A. Peterson
Schlitz Playhouse1953-1956TV SeriesElva Smith / Martha
Front Row Center1956TV SeriesAunt Nora
State Trooper1956TV SeriesLola Tucker
A Lawless Street1955Mrs. Dingo Brion
You Are There1955TV SeriesSarah Bernhardt
Big Town1955TV Series
Willy1955TV SeriesHenrietta
The Man Behind the Badge1955TV SeriesRuby Barrett
The Loretta Young Show1954TV SeriesAunt Lily
The Big Heat1953Bertha Duncan
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1953TV SeriesOrville's Wife
Mr. & Mrs. North1953TV SeriesEllen Arno / Mrs. Potter
Hangman's Knot1952Mrs. Margaret Harris
The Happy Time1952Felice Bonnard
The Secret of Convict Lake1951Harriet Purcell
Kim1950Foster Mother (uncredited)
Saddle Tramp1950Ma Higgins
No Sad Songs for Me1950Mona Frene
Abandoned1949Major Ellen Ross
Words and Music1948Mrs. Hart
Macbeth1948Lady Macbeth
The Horse Whisperer1998Grandma Ellen Booker
Going Home1996ShortEmma
Dear John1990TV SeriesClara
MacGyver1989TV SeriesCarol
The Nutt House1989TV Series
Oklahoma Passage1989TV Mini-SeriesMiz Hannah
Hunter1988TV SeriesEdith Latimer
Cagney & Lacey1987TV SeriesElnora Hendershot
Night Court1985-1987TV SeriesMrs. Smith / Mucette Elmore
Street Justice1987Mrs. Chandler
Hot Shots1986TV SeriesElnora Hendershot
St. Elsewhere1986TV SeriesSophia Pavlon
The Golden Girls1985TV SeriesAlma Lindstrom
Hell Town1985TV SeriesTillie Malone
Cover Up1984TV SeriesVirginia
Trapper John, M.D.1981-1984TV SeriesVerna / Dorothy Fitch
Cloak & Dagger1984Eunice MacCready
Hotel1983TV SeriesEdith Krause
Quincy M.E.1983TV SeriesEdna Brackett
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesCattle Annie Hickok
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch1982TV MovieGertrude
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesAnnie Grand
Fantasy Island1979-1982TV SeriesMrs. Gillette / Irma Gideon
Strike Force1982TV SeriesMaggie
All the Way Home1981TV MovieJessie
Goliath Awaits1981TV MovieMrs. Bartholomew
True Confessions1981Mrs. Spellacy
The Fox and the Hound1981Widow Tweed (voice)
The Hustler of Muscle Beach1980TV MovieRose MacIntosh
Here's Boomer1980TV SeriesEmma
The Incredible Hulk1980TV SeriesLucy Cash
Shirley1980TV SeriesMargaret
Hart to Hart1980TV SeriesRose MacCready
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV SeriesMaude Nickerson
Better Late Than Never1979TV MovieLavinia Leventhal
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesLydia Danvers
Grandpa Goes to Washington1978TV SeriesMonica Warfield
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesGloria Hancock
The Waltons1978TV SeriesSister Scolastica
Lassie: A New Beginning1978TV MovieAda Stratton
Avalanche1978Florence Shelby
Columbo1973-1978TV SeriesKate O'Connell / Mrs. Peck
The Manitou1978Mrs. Winconis
The Awakening Land1978TV Mini-SeriesGranny McWhirter
The Rescuers1977Ellie Mae (voice)
The Winds of Autumn1976Ora Mae Hankins
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe1976TV MovieEssie Cargo
Law and Order1976TV MovieMargaret O'Malley
Police Woman1975TV SeriesMrs. Raye
Babe1975TV MovieHannah Marie Didrikson
The Desperate Miles1975TV MovieMrs. Larkin
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1966-1975TV SeriesErm White / Gertie / Tanta Louise
The Sky's the Limit1975Gertie
Harry O1975TV SeriesLetty
Movin' On1974TV SeriesLucille Gillette
Dirty Sally1974TV SeriesSally Fergus
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesJudge Millie Cox
Hawkins1973TV SeriesTessie Hawkins
Mannix1972-1973TV SeriesGranny Nell Foster / Marietta Carpenter
Hijack!1973TV MovieMrs. Briscoe
Hec Ramsey1973TV SeriesAunt Rhody Claiborne
Medical Center1972-1973TV SeriesJuliet / Hallie
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole1972TV MovieMrs. Downey
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesMrs. Wolf
Emergency!1972TV SeriesMrs. Bernadine Spalding
Circle of Fear1972TV SeriesMrs. Ramsey
Cade's County1972TV SeriesOlive Rand
Gunsmoke1957-1972TV SeriesSally Fergus / Emma Grundy / Aunt Thede Haggen / ...
Love, American Style1971TV Series segment "Love and the Old Cowboy"
- Love and the Baby/Love and the Big Mother/Love and the Free Weekend/Love and the Jealous Husband/Love and the Old Cowboy 1971 ... segment "Love and the Old Cowboy"
Night Gallery1970-1971TV SeriesAunt Ada Burn Quigley (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay") / Miss Wattle / Carlotta Acton (segment "The Housekeeper")
The F.B.I.1971TV SeriesHelen Lacy
Longstreet1971TV SeriesAlice Longstreet
The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou1971TV Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesMiss Birdie Pickett
Marcus Welby, M.D.1970TV SeriesMrs. Tibbett


The Fox and the Hound1981performer: "Goodbye May Seem Forever" 1981


When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryMrs. Winconis
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977TV SeriesEllie Mae


Won Awards

1972Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaGunsmoke (1955)
1968Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaThe Virginian (1962)

Nominated Awards

1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama SeriesThe Awakening Land (1978)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDirty Sally (1974)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a DramaI Spy (1965)
1964Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleThe Richard Boone Show (1963)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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