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Nancy Louise Kyes
December 19, 1949
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
|Other names||Nancy Loomis|
|Spouse(s)||Tommy Lee Wallace (divorced)|
Nancy Louise Kyes (born December 19, 1949), known professionally as Nancy Loomis, is a former American actress. A frequent collaborator of filmmaker John Carpenter, she portrayed Annie Brackett in Halloween (1978) and also appeared in his films Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and The Fog (1980). She reprised her role as Annie in Halloween II (1981) and made her final film appearance as a separate character in the stand-alone Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
Before starring in Halloween, she played Julie in the 1976 thriller, Assault on Precinct 13, also directed by Carpenter. In addition to acting, she served as the film's wardrobe mistress, but she used a different name for the film credits ("Louise Kyes" for the wardrobe mistress credit and "Nancy Loomis" for her acting credit).
In 1980, Kyes played the role of Sandy Fadel in Carpenter's hit horror film, The Fog, in which she appeared with her Halloween co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, her Assault on Precinct 13 co-star Darwin Joston, and Charles Cyphers, who appeared with Kyes in both Halloween and Assault on Precinct 13.
In 1981, Kyes filmed a new scene to be inserted into the television version of Halloween, and filmed a brief cameo appearance as the now-deceased Annie for Halloween II. Kyes had a small role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as the ex-wife of the lead character, played by Tom Atkins. This made her the first person to appear in the first three Halloween films.
Although she has starred in a few TV movies, her only guest appearance on television was on the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone.
After retiring from acting, she worked as a sculptor in the Los Angeles area along with teaching theatre courses at Cal Poly Pomona.
Kyes was married to producer, screenwriter and director Tommy Lee Wallace, with whom she has two children. They later divorced.
|1976||Assault on Precinct 13||Julie||John Carpenter|
|1978||The Sea Gypsies||Girlfriend||Stewart Raffill|
|1978||Halloween||Annie Brackett||John Carpenter|
|1980||The Fog||Sandy Fadel||John Carpenter|
|1981||Halloween II||Annie Brackett (cameo)||Rick Rosenthal|
|1982||Halloween III: Season of the Witch||Linda Challis||Tommy Lee Wallace|
|1982||Not in Front of the Children||Reporter||TV movie|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Frumpy Housewife||Season 1, Episode 4 (segment "Little Boy Lost")|
|1992||Lady Boss||Doctor||TV movie|
|2006||Halloween: 25 Years of Terror||Video documentary|
|2006||Halloween: The Shape of Horror||Short|
|2006||Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film||Documentary|
|2007–2011||Cinemassacre's Monster Madness||Documentary TV series (2 episodes)|
|2010||Halloween: The Inside Story||Documentary|
|2010||A History of Horror||Miniseries documentary|
|2013||The Sassy One With Nancy Loomis||Video short|
|2019||WiHM Massive Blood Drive PSA: Wilde About Blood||Video short|
|2021||The Movies That Made Us||Season 3, Episode 1|
|2021||Cinema Insomnia||Season 16, Episode 17|
|2021||Halloween Kills||Archival footage|