September 5, 1915|
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||December 31, 1977
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||James McCallion (1943-1977) (her death)|
|Children||Denis McCallion (b. 1948)
Nora Marlowe (September 5, 1915 – December 31, 1977) was an American film and television character actress.
Marlowe also played Sara Andrews in twenty-three episodes of the CBS sitcom, The Governor and J.J., starring Dan Dailey, and she was cast in such films as The Thomas Crown Affair, North by Northwest (as Anna, the housekeeper who holds Roger O. Thornhill at gunpoint), and Westworld.
Marlowe was cast in the 1959-1960 television season as Martha Commager, the owner of a boarding house, in seven episodes of the NBC western series, Law of the Plainsman. She appeared three times as Mrs. Moffatt on the CBS sicom My Living Doll, starring Robert Cummings and Julie Newmar.
She appeared twice on Rod Cameron syndicated series, State Trooper, as Julia Brundidge in "Meeting at Julias" (1956) and as Sarah Brinkman in "The Clever Man" (1958). She then appeared in 1960 in Cameron's other crime drama series, Coronado 9, as Nora Morgan in the episode "Run Scared." From 1973-77 she had a recurring role on The Waltons as boarding house landlady Flossie Brimmer.
Marlowe appeared seven times on Wagon Train, six times on Gunsmoke, and twice on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater. Her many other guest-starring roles included Schlitz Playhouse, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, The Millionaire, Shotgun Slade, Hotel de Paree, General Electric Theater, 87th Precinct, Frontier Circus, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Donna Reed Show, Petticoat Junction, Going My Way, Twelve O'Clock High, Family Affair, The Green Hornet, Lassie, Bridget Loves Bernie, Here Come the Brides, Barnaby Jones, Medical Center, Cade's County, Cannon, The Rockford Files, The Big Valley, The Guns of Will Sonnett, The F.B.I., Marcus Welby, M.D., The Outer Limits, The Bob Newhart Show, The Streets of San Francisco, and most notably her two appearances on The Twilight Zone: the 1961 episode "Back There" and the 1964 episode "Night Call".
She was married to actor James McCallion from 1943 until her death in 1977. She guest starred in the NBC family drama, National Velvet, starring Lori Martin, Ann Doran, and Arthur Space. Her husband was a National Velvet series regular, cast as the ex-jockey Mi Taylor. In addition to National Velvet, she and McCallion appeared together in Wagon Train and The Big Valley. Their son, Denis McCallion, became a television producer.
- I'll Cry Tomorrow (1957) - Nurse (uncredited)
- The Shadow on the Window (1957) - Mrs. Bergen (uncredited)
- This Could Be the Night (1957) - Mrs. Gretchma (uncredited)
- Designing Woman (1957) - Jennifer Deane (uncredited)
- An Affair to Remember (1957) - Gladys - Terry's Maid (uncredited)
- Handle with Care (1958) - Mrs. Franklin (uncredited)
- The Rabbit Trap (1959) - Bus Passenger (uncredited)
- North by Northwest (1959) - Anna - Housekeeper (uncredited)
- The Brass Bottle (1964) - Mrs. McGruder
- Kitten with a Whip (1964) - Matron
- Strange Bedfellows (1965) - Mrs. Carmody, Toni's Maid (uncredited)
- That Funny Feeling (1965) - Woman at Phone Booth
- Texas Across the River (1966) - Emma
- Eight on the Lam (1967) - Arthur's Wife (uncredited)
- The Hostage (1967) - Selma Morton
- Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) - Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
- The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) - Marcie
- Gaily, Gaily (1969) - (uncredited)
- Thirty Dangerous Seconds (1972)
- Soylent Green (1973) - Soylent Crumbs Seller (uncredited)
- Westworld (1973) - Hostess
- Mr. Ricco (1975) - Mrs. Callahan