Margaret Sheridan

Margaret Sheridan

Born Oct 29, 1926

Margaret Elizabeth Sheridan was an American actress of the early 1950s, and protégée of director Howard Hawks. The raven-haired beauty is best remembered for her role as Nikki Nickolson opposite Kenneth Tobey in the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on October 29, 1926.


1947 20 Years Old In 1947 she married William F. Pattison, a professional airline pilot.
1948 21 Years Old Hawks offered Sheridan the female lead opposite John Wayne in the 1948 film Red River. … Read More
1951 24 Years Old Later Hawks offered her the role of Nikki Nickolson in the 1951 film The Thing from Another World, where the quality of the film and her performance cemented her in the minds of film lovers. … Read More


1982 56 Years Old She reportedly died of lung cancer May 1, 1982 in Orange, California.
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