Nancy Kyes

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Nancy Kyes
Born
Nancy Louise Kyes

(1949-12-19) December 19, 1949 (age 72)
Other namesNancy Loomis
OccupationActress
Years active1976–1992
Spouse(s)Tommy Lee Wallace (divorced)
Children2

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).

Early life[edit]

Kyes was born in Falls Church, Virginia, in the United States. She attended high school in Riverside, California, and studied theatre at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Career[edit]

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[1] along with teaching theatre courses at Cal Poly Pomona.

Personal life[edit]

Kyes was married to producer, screenwriter and director Tommy Lee Wallace, with whom she has two children. They later divorced.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Director
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
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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
Other appearances
Year Title Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Project 4: Nancy Kyes". pomona.edu. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2010.

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