Nancy Kelly Overview:

Actress, Nancy Kelly, was born on Mar 25, 1921 in Lowell, MA. Kelly died at the age of 73 on Jan 2, 1995 in Bel Air, CA .



Although Kelly was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best ActressThe Bad Seed (1956)Christine PenmarkNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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was a Hollywood leading lady in the 1930s and 40s

By Art on Mar 27, 2014 From Classic Cinema Gold

(March 25, 1921 ? January 2, 1995) was an American actress who was a Hollywood leading lady in the late 1930s and 1940s, making thirty-six movies total between 1926 and 1977. Kelly was also the older sister of actor Jack Kelly, who played “Bart Maverick” alongside James Garne... Read full article

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Nancy Kelly Quotes:

Christine Penmark: You hit him with the shoes, didn't you? You hit him with the shoes, that's how he got those half moon marks on his forehead and on his hands. Answer me Rhoda. ANSWER ME!

Christine Penmark: Did she kill him? But she's my little girl. And I love her. Oh my baby, my baby!

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Film Daily, Page 7, June 5, 1929 reports: "Little Nancy Kelly...has worked in 23 pics during the past two years; Nancy must be the most photographed child in America due to commercial posing."

Died the day after her third husband, Warren Caro, died. They had been divorced since 1968.

Won Broadway's 1955 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Bad Seed," a role she reprised in her Oscar-nominated performance in the film version, The Bad Seed (1956).

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