Nancy Dow

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Nancy Dow
Born (1936-07-22) July 22, 1936 (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names Nancy Aniston
Occupation Actress
Years active 1966-1969
2004-present
Spouse(s) Jack Melick
(m. 1956-1961, divorced)
John Aniston
(m. 1965-1980, divorced)
Children John T. Melick,
Jennifer Aniston

Nancy Dow (born July 22, 1936) is an American actress who appeared in a brief group of films. She was married to Greek American actor John Aniston with whom she had a daughter, actress Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969).

Nancy Dow was born in New York City, one of six daughters of Louise (née Grieco) and Gordon McLean Dow. Her maternal grandfather, Louis Grieco, was an Italian immigrant;[1] her other ancestry includes Scottish, Irish and Greek.[2] Dow was also married to John T. "Jack" Melick, Jr., a pianist-bandleader currently based in Dallas, Texas, from 1956 to 1961.[3] They had a son, John T. Melick III,[4] an Assistant Director and Second Unit Director in Hollywood, California.

Dow and her daughter were estranged for nine years, largely because Dow wrote a book about their relationship, entitled From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1999).[5] In 2005, after Aniston's divorce from Brad Pitt, she and her mother reportedly reconciled. Aniston described the progress of her new relationship with her mother as "baby steps and soon to be a grandmother".[6]

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  1. ^ Aniston, Nancy (September 1, 1999). "Chapter 2: Switching Focus". From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir (1st ed.). Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. p. 32. ISBN 1573927724. Retrieved November 6, 2013. "My maternal grandfather, Louis Grieco, was a hardworking Italian immigrant who came from Melitto, Italy, around the turn of the century." 
  2. ^ Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, can be viewed at http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/arFg6tAWzbY/
  3. ^ Interview with John T. Melick, Jr, June 2011
  4. ^ Interview with John T. Melick, Jr, June 2011
  5. ^ "Not even friends"
  6. ^ Jennifer Aniston reconciled with mother[dead link]

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