Nancy Coleman

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Nancy Coleman
Nancy Coleman in The Gay Sisters trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film The Gay Sisters (1942).
Born (1912-12-30)December 30, 1912
Everett, Washington, U.S.
Died January 18, 2000(2000-01-18) (aged 87)
Brockport, New York, U.S.
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Occupation Actress
Years active 1941–1985
Spouse(s) Whitney Bolton (1943–1969) (his death)[1]
Children Charla Elizabeth (b. 1944)
Grania Theresa (b. 1944)

Nancy Coleman (December 30, 1912 – January 18, 2000) was an American film, television and radio actress. After working on radio and appearing on the Broadway stage, Nancy Coleman was brought to Hollywood to work for Warner Bros. studios. She attended the University of Washington where she majored in dramatics and English[2] and was a member of the Alpha Lambda chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.[3]

Coleman's father was Charles Sumner Coleman, editor of The Herald,[4] and her mother was "an accomplished violinist."[2] The family lived in Everett, Washington, where she graduated with honors from Everett High School.[4]

Coleman's Broadway credits include Liberty Jones (1941), The Sacred Flame (1952), and The Desperate Hours (1955).[5]

Memorable roles include playing the mistress to a Nazi (played by Helmut Dantine) in Edge of Darkness and co-starring with Paul Henreid in In Our Time. In the 1950s, Coleman began making guest appearances on television.

Personal life[edit]

Coleman was married to Whitney Bolton, a publicity director. She gave birth to twin girls July 13, 1944.[6]



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  2. ^ a b Burroughs, Jack (September 19, 1937). "From Elevator to Mike". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. p. 73. Retrieved June 7, 2016 – via  open access publication - free to read
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  4. ^ a b Bentley, Janet (July 1943). "She's Solid! -- Nancy Coleman". Photoplay. 23 (2): 59–60, 72. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nancy Coleman". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Actress Nancy Coleman Gives Birth to Twins". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. United Press. July 14, 1944. p. 7. Retrieved June 7, 2016 – via  open access publication - free to read

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