Natalie Trundy

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Natalie Trundy
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Born Natalie Trundy Campagna
(1940-08-05) August 5, 1940 (age 77)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953–1978
Spouse(s) Charles H. Hirshon (1959–1960; annulled)
Arthur P. Jacobs (1968–1973; his death)
Carmine Roberto Foggia (1974–1980; divorced); 2 children
Scott Cristle (1982–1984; divorced)
Andres Lopez (1985–present)[1]
Children Alessandra Annabella Margherita Foggia (b. 1976)
Francesco A. Foggia (b. 1977)

Natalie Trundy (born Natalie Trundy Campagna, August 5, 1940) is an American actress.

Early years[edit]

Trundy was born in Boston, Massachusetts,[2] the daughter of an Italian father and an Irish mother.[3] Her father was a wealthy insurance executive.[4] When she was young, his work resulted in the family moving to New York City, where she attended Marymount School of New York.[2]


Trundy performed on Broadway when she was 12 years old, earning the role of 15-year-old Nancy in A Girl Can Tell by convincingly (and unknown to the producers) acting older than her true age during the auditions.[4][5]


As an actress she starred in the 1962 film Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. In May 1963, she was struck by a car, and suffered a ruptured disc in her back, disrupting the momentum of her acting career as she spent a year recovering in a back brace.[6]

Trundy's second husband, Arthur P. Jacobs, produced films and television through his APJAC Productions. APJAC produced the original Planet of the Apes movie series. In the early 1970s, Trundy played the telepathic mutant Albina in the second film, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the early 1970s human Dr. Stephanie ("Stevie") Branton in Escape from the Planet of the Apes, and featured as the nearer-future chimpanzee Lisa, the mate (later wife) of Caesar, in both Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Trundy's last film was 1974's Huckleberry Finn, also produced by APJAC Productions.


Newspaper columnist Erskine Johnson once described Trundy as "(a) sort of electronic Shirley Temple who sparkled on TV between the ages of 11 and 16," adding that she appeared, uncredited, "in nearly 200 live New York TV shows" in those early days of television.[4]

As Trundy, and television, matured, she made a number of credited appearances in network television series, including the 1960 episode "The Twisted Image" on Thriller, the 1963 episode "The Case of the Golden Oranges" on Perry Mason, the 1963 episode "Valley of the Shadow" on The Twilight Zone, as well as guest appearances on episodes of Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Silent Force and Wagon Train. Trundy last appeared in a 1978 episode of the series Quincy, M.E..


After her second husband's death in 1973, Trundy assumed control of his company, APJAC Productions.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Trundy has been married five times. In September 1959, 19-year-old Trundy married 22-year-old trust fund millionaire Charles Hirshon, though the marriage was annulled in 1960.[8] She is the widow of her second husband, movie producer Arthur P. Jacobs. Trundy had two children (born 1976 and 1977) during her six-year marriage to her third husband, Carmine Roberto Foggia. She had a short marriage to Scott Cristle in the early 1980s, and has been married to Andres Lopez since 1985.[citation needed]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Natalie Trundy – The Private Life and Times of Natalie Trundy. Natalie Trundy Pictures". Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hopper, Hedda (February 25, 1962). "Is This the 'New Grace Kelly'?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Brown, Vivian (January 29, 1957). "Natalie Near Starry Goal At Sweet 16". The Eagle. Texas, Bryan. Associated Press. p. 3. Retrieved April 7, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b c Johnson, Erskine (March 10, 1960). "Former Child Star To Act Despite Husband's Millions". The Gastonia Gazette. North Carolina, Gastonia. Newspaper Enterprise Association. p. 9. Retrieved April 7, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Natalie Trundy". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Official Natalie Trundy website,; accessed March 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Kleiner, Dick (August 21, 1973). "'Huck Finn' Rolls on". Standard-Speaker. Pennsylvania, Hazleton. Newspaper Enterprise Association. p. 17. Retrieved April 7, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Natalie Trundy Seeks Divorce". The Bridgeport Post. Connecticut, Bridgeport. United Press International. March 8, 1960. p. 42. Retrieved April 7, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read

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