Nancy Walker
American actress and musical comedy performer
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker was an American actress and comedienne of stage, screen, and television. She was also a film and television director (most notably of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she also made several acting guest appearances).
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Pie contest winners announced - Press News
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Nancy Walker's coconut pie won the award for the best cream pie in the adult category. April Welker won again in the miscellaneous category with her lemon blueberry pie. Junior pie contest winners were Abby and Kayla Crilley with their blueberry pie
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Police reports - The Decatur Daily
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(Morgan sheriff) DECATUR: A two-vehicle wreck at 16th Avenue and College Street Southeast on Saturday at 11:34 am injured driver Nancy Walker Morgan, 67, of 4506 Margarete Drive SW, and passenger Kierra Dutton, 9, address unavailable; driver Shannon
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Songwriter James Curley Appears at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago on Thursday Sept 1, 2011 - PR Web (press release)
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The CD was produced by guitarist Larry Clyman (Big Shoulders, The Otters, Lonnie Brooks Band) and featured performances from some of James musical friends like Nancy Walker and Sue Demel (Sons of the Never Wrong), Jay Sebastian (Twang Bang) and others
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Never Wrong: right mix - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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It's been 19 years since Demel and Roper joined forces to form Sons of the Never Wrong, first with Nancy Walker, then with Deborah Lader when Walker left in the band's sixth year. Since then, what has fueled both the Chicago band's longevity and its
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Ruth McCown Zorens, 96, worked retail, dressed well - Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Just innate." Additional survivors include two other daughters, Nancy Walker of Atlanta and Linda Reno of Emerald Isle, NC; two other sons, Jim Zorens of Douglasville and and Danny Zorens of Tyrone; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren
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Senior Center - Ramona Sentinel
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Checking their numbers during bingo at the Ramona Senior Center on Thursday are, from left, Mary Anderson, Nancy Walker, Ruth Boucher and Jan Bible. Bingo is every Thursday at 1 pm at the center. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson Ramona Senior Center at
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60 happy years for Jim and Nancy - Fife Today
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Jim and Nancy Walker, who are both originally from Kirkcaldy, toasted the special milestone by enjoying a party with friends and family at the Victoria Hotel on Friday. Jim (83), and Nancy (82), were courting for five years before they tied the knot at
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Ellisville police ask for help in identifying man with stolen credit card - STLtoday.com
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Sgt. Nancy Walker said surveillance photos show a tall black man wearing a blue or purple and green horizontal striped shirt and dark pants. The man used the stolen credit card to purchase items that totaled $412, Walker said
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Bad Movies We Love: In Honor of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Check Out Can't ... - Movieline
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In 1980, director Nancy Walker (YES, OF RHODA) blessed us with Can't Stop the Music, the hip-poppin' extravaganza starring the Village People, Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, and other American forefathers. It is marvelous, enchanting, stupid,
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Ellisville neighborhoods celebrate Night Out - STLtoday.com
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Mayor Matt Pirrello, City Manager Kevin Bookout, council members Dawn Anglin and Linda Reel, Lt. John Connor, Sgt. Nancy Walker, detectives Al Carter and Brian Gillaspie, and officers Corey Smith, Chuck Kraus, John Rakonick and Doug Algren visited with
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Live music July 28-Aug. 4 - The Saratogian
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Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, hybrid newgrass, Friday, July 29; Nancy Walker Trio, folk rock, Friday, Aug. 5. Rain location inside museum. 580-8080 or www.skidmore.edu/tang. THE FACTORY, 20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa. Trivia, 9 pm Tuesdays;
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Ellisville Police Issue Free Gun Locks In Response to Shootings - Patch.com
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The gun lock kits can be picked up from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at the Ellisville Police Department. Questions should be directed to Sgt. Nancy Walker at 636-227-7777. Interested in a follow-up to this article?
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Ellisville sets registration deadline for visits on National Night Out - STLtoday.com
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2. Neighborhoods interested in participating can contact Sgt. Nancy Walker at (636) 227-7777 or nwalker@ellisville.mo.us or visit www.ellisville.mo.us to download the registration form to register event locations and obtain further details
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After complaint, BOE changes online policy - TMC Net
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The BOE decided not to release the name of the student whose information was "searchable" or the name of the student's mother who filed the complaint, according to BOE member Nancy Walker. Walker said the mother of the student was innocently "Googling"
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'McMillan & Wife: Season Four' - Los Angeles Times
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Six is the number here, and notably, the story "Guilt by Association" - which puts McMillan housekeeper Mildred (Nancy Walker) on a jury - was written by Steven Bochco, later the mentor of such television classics as "Hill Street Blues," "LA Law" and
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Concert a memorable coming-out - Ottawa Citizen
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Ottawa jazz fans don't know how nice they have it - at least the ones who don't stay up late or who missed Nancy Walker's splendid concert at the Ottawa jazz festival on Sunday afternoon don't know
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nancy Walker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 69
    Walker died from lung cancer in Studio City, California on March 25, 1992, aged 69.
    More Details Hide Details Until shortly before her death, she had continued to work on True Colors, but had only appeared in half of the second season's episodes due to her declining health. Her ashes were scattered in the Virgin Islands. Nancy Walker was married twice. She had a daughter, Miranda, with her second husband, musical theater teacher David Craig. Craig died in 1998 at the age of 75 from lung cancer. Miranda Craig was an advertising copywriter who died at 47 from undisclosed causes in 2000. Walker was also a close personal friend of the actor Montgomery Clift. His biographer Patricia Bosworth stated the two first met in 1948, but didn't become good friends until ten years later, after Clift's infamous car accident. Bosworth adds that Walker would sustain him as her dearest friend for the rest of his life; their relationship was one of mutual support, whereas most of Clift's friends assumed he needed to be looked after, or else left alone, Walker stated that 'he needed to be needed'. She also said 'I liked his face better after the accident; his strength shone through'. Clift nicknamed friends he felt particular affection for, and he called Walker 'Nanny'.
  • 1990
    Age 67
    In 1990, Walker appeared as herself in the Columbo episode "Uneasy Lies the Crown".
    More Details Hide Details Walker had guest starred as Rhoda's mother Ida Morgenstern in several episodes of situation comedy series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued that role in its spin-off Rhoda. After establishing the character, Walker directed some episodes of both series, along with episodes of other situation comedy series.
    In 1990, Walker began starring on the Fox sitcom True Colors as Sara Bower, the outspoken mother of Ellen Davis Freeman (Stephanie Faracy), who moves into Ellen's household despite having objections to her daughter's interracial marriage.
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  • 1987
    Age 64
    Golden Girls creator Susan Harris then cast Walker opposite Bruce Weitz in her NBC sitcom project Mama's Boy, which aired as six comedy specials during the 1987-88 season, but never reached series status.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 57
    In 1980, Walker made her feature film directorial debut, directing disco group The Village People and Olympian Bruce Jenner in the pseudo-autobiographical musical Can't Stop the Music.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a box office failure, and Walker's sole feature film directorial credit. After the film she did do some stage and television directing, including three episodes of situation comedy Alice.
  • 1977
    Age 54
    She returned to Rhoda at the beginning of the 1977–78 season (giving the show a much needed boost in the ratings, which had fallen the previous year), and remained with the series for the rest of its run.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, Walker began directing, including episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, 13 Queens Boulevard, and Alice. One of Walker's last major film roles was in the 1976 all-star comedy spoof Murder by Death. She continued to remain active in show business until her death, playing Rosie, a New Jersey diner waitress in a series of commercials for Bounty paper towels from 1970-90. She helped make the product's slogan, "the quicker picker upper", a common catchphrase. She credited the towel commercials with landing her the role of Ida Morgenstern. Among her final guest appearances in a television series was the recurring role of "Aunt Angela", Sophia Petrillo's (Estelle Getty) widowed sister, on The Golden Girls, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.
    It also failed to find an audience and was cancelled in May 1977, giving Walker the unenviable distinction of being in two failed series in the same year.
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    The show premiered on ABC-TV in February 1977 with Walker playing Nancy Blansky, den mother to a group of Las Vegas showgirls.
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  • 1976
    Age 53
    The Nancy Walker Show premiered on ABC-TV in late September 1976.
    More Details Hide Details It received poor reviews and low ratings and was cancelled in December 1976. Almost immediately, Garry Marshall signed Walker for another series, Blansky's Beauties. The main character of the series was introduced a week before the series premiere in an episode of the hit sitcom, Happy Days.
    Before she filmed the first episode of the series, Walker made her only appearance on Rhoda for the 1976-77 season.
    More Details Hide Details In the season premiere, "The Separation", Rhoda (Valerie Harper) and her husband Joe (David Groh) decide to separate. Rhoda tries to keep the news from her mother Ida (Walker) since Ida is about to embark on a year-long trip across America with Rhoda's father (Harold Gould). Ida learns the truth from Rhoda prior to Ida's departure. For her performance in this episode, Walker was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In A Comedy or Drama Series.
    In 1976, ABC-TV offered Walker a contract to headline her own series, The Nancy Walker Show, which was produced by Norman Lear's production company, in which she starred as Nancy Kittredge, a talent agent.
    More Details Hide Details Walker appeared on a second season episode of The Muppet Show.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 48
    From 1971-76, she was a regular on the successful Rock Hudson detective series McMillan & Wife, playing the McMillans' housekeeper, Mildred.
    More Details Hide Details During the first two years of Rhoda, Walker was not featured every week, so she was able to shuttle back and forth between the CBS sitcom and the NBC detective series. These two roles brought her seven Emmy Award nominations.
  • 1970
    Age 47
    In 1970, she secured a recurring role as Emily the housekeeper on the television series Family Affair, which starred Brian Keith.
    More Details Hide Details However, after four seasons, the ratings of Family Affair had plummeted opposite NBC's popular The Flip Wilson Show, and the series was cancelled. That same year Walker made her first appearance playing Ida Morgenstern, the mother of Valerie Harper's character Rhoda Morgenstern on the first season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The role proved to be ideal for her. The episode which introduced her character, "Support Your Local Mother", was so well-received that it won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in a Comedy Series for James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. Walker thereafter became an annual guest star on the show for the next three years. In 1974, when the MTM spinoff series, Rhoda premiered, Walker joined the cast.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 37
    In the 1960-61 television season, she appeared in two episodes of NBC's The Tab Hunter Show.
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  • 1957
    Age 34
    Walker also starred in the short-lived Broadway musical comedy Copper and Brass in 1957, and appeared in the 1958 New York City Center production of Wonderful Town.
    More Details Hide Details For the early 1970s revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, she appeared again opposite Silvers, playing the character of Domina. Because of her T.V. work, she was unable to transfer with the show to Broadway. Her appearances in musicals led to record releases. One release, I Hate Men (1959), with Sid Bass and his orchestra, featuring such show tunes as "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "You Irritate Me So," featured Walker on the cover humorously sticking male dolls with pins. and Dozens of television guest appearances and recurring roles followed, providing her with steady work. Her career spanned five decades, and included comedies, dramas and television variety shows such as Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town, The Garry Moore Show and The Carol Burnett Show.
  • 1956
    Age 33
    She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1956 for her work in the musical revue Phoenix '55, and again in 1960 for her performance in Do Re Mi, opposite Phil Silvers.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1943
    Age 20
    In 1943, she also appeared with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in the second film version of Girl Crazy.
    More Details Hide Details Her next film, Broadway Rhythm, in which she had a featured musical number backed by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet", ended Walker's contract with Metro. Her dry comic delivery enabled her to continue acting throughout the 1940s and 1950s, originating the roles of Hildy Eszterhazy ("I Can Cook, Too!") in On the Town (1944) and Lily Malloy in Look Ma, I'm Dancin'! (1948) on Broadway.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 18
    She made her Broadway debut in 1941 in Best Foot Forward.
    More Details Hide Details The role provided Walker with her film debut when she signed a contract with M-G-M to make a movie version, starring Lucille Ball (filmed in 1943).
  • 1937
    Age 14
    In 1937, as "Nan Barto", Walker appeared on the NBC radio programs Coast to Coast On A Bus and Our Barn.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Walker was born in 1922 as Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the elder of two daughters of vaudevillian Dewey Barto (né Stewart Steven Swoyer; 1896–1973) and Myrtle (née Lawler; born January 6, 1898–died January 2, 1931).
    More Details Hide Details Walker and her father both stood 4'11" (1.50 m). Her younger sister, Betty Lou (1930-2003?), also had a musical career. The sisters were raised "in a trunk" by their father, a vaudeville entertainer with George Mann in the comedic and acrobatic dance act, Barto and Mann.
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