Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Place of Death
Woodland Hills, California, USA
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Lois June Nettleton (August 6, 1927 – January 18, 2008) was a American actress of film, stage and television. She was Miss Chicago of 1948, as well as a semi-finalist at that year`s Miss America Pageant.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois (near Chicago) to Edward and Virginia Nettleton, her professional acting career began in 1949. She understudied Barbara Bel Geddes in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams` Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and first appeared on television in Captain Video.
She performed in dozens of guest-starring roles on shows, including the original Twilight Zone (in the classic episode, "The Midnight Sun", in 1961), to Cagney & Lacey, Seinfeld, Baywatch Nights and Murder, She Wrote.
She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for an episode of The Golden Girls titled "Isn`t It Romantic?" in which she portrayed a bereaved lesbian. She also received Emmy nominations for her work in the TV movie Fear on Trial (1975) (for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special) and for a recurring role on the series In the Heat of the Night in 1989, (for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series). She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on General Hospital.
 Stage roles
She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as "Amy" in a 1976 revival of They Knew What They Wanted. She received critical praise for her stage performance as Blanche DuBois in a 1973 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Other stage credits include Broadway productions of Darkness at Noon and Silent Night, Lonely Night.
She appeared in a 1959 off-Broadway production of Look Charlie, which was written by her then-husband humorist Jean Shepherd. Nettleton continued to act on stage into her seventies. Her final stage performance was in 2004, in an off-Broadway play called How to Build a Better Tulip.
 Film roles
Her film roles included Tennessee Williams` Period of Adjustment, Elia Kazan`s A Face in the Crowd and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
 Voice roles
In recent years she did several voice roles for Disney series such as Mickey`s House of Villains, House of Mouse and Herc`s Adventures.
She was the first caller to Jean Shepherd`s late-night radio program on WOR-AM. She became a regular guest, known to listeners as "The Caller", and they married in 1960, divorcing seven years later. They had no children.
Her last public appearance was at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey in August 2007. She died, aged 80, from lung cancer in Woodland Hills, California on January 18, 2008.
Full Name at Birth
Lois June Nettleton
Claim to Fame
In The Heat Of The Night (Tv Show),Crossing Jordan
Lois June Nettleton (August 16, 1927 â€“ January 18, 2008) was an American film, stage, radio, and television actress.
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