Nancy Kyes

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Nancy Kyes
Nancy Louise Kyes

(1949-12-19) December 19, 1949 (age 71)
Other namesNancy Loomis
Years active1976–1992
Spouse(s)Tommy Lee Wallace (divorced)

Nancy Louise Kyes (born December 19, 1949) is an American film and television actress. In most of her film appearances, she is credited under her stage name Nancy Loomis. She is best known for her role as Annie Brackett in Halloween (1978) and the sequel, Halloween II (1981). She also played the role of Linda Challis in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), as well as roles in two more John Carpenter films: Julie in Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and Sandy Fadel in The Fog (1980).

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.


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 Jamie Lee Curtis did return for a voice-only cameo as the voice of a telephone operator.

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 are divorced.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Assault on Precinct 13 Julie served as wardrobe mistress
1978 The Sea Gypsies Girlfriend
1978 Halloween Annie Brackett
1980 The Fog Sandy Fadel supporting role
1981 Halloween: Extended Edition Annie Brackett additional scenes for Halloween (1978)
1981 Halloween II Annie Brackett cameo appearance
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Linda Challis credited as Nancy Kyes
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Not in Front of the Children Reporter TV movie
1985 The Twilight Zone Frumpy Housewife 1 episode: "Little Boy Lost" (first segment, season 1.4)
1992 Lady Boss Doctor TV movie


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

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