Jeanette Nolan

Jeanette Nolan

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Big Heat (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Words and Music (1948)
  • Birthday: Dec 30, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • California-born Jeanette Nolan racked up an impressive list of radio and stage credits in the 1930s, including a stint with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe. She made her film debut in 1948 in Welles' MacBeth; her stylized, Scottish-burred interpretation of Lady MacBeth was almost universally panned by contemporary critics, but her performance holds up superbly when seen today. Afterwards, Ms. Nolan flourished as a character actress, her range extending from society doyennes to waterfront hags. She appeared in countless TV programs, and played the rambunctious title role on the short-lived Western Dirty Sally (1974). Nolan made her final film appearance playing Robert Redford's mother in The Horse Whisperer (1998). From 1937, Jeanette Nolan was married to actor John McIntire, with whom she frequently co-starred; she was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Avalanche Florence Shelby 1999
74% The Horse Whisperer Ellen Booker 1998
No Score Yet Street Justice Edith Chandler 1990
64% Cloak and Dagger Eunice MacCready 1984
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits Mrs. Bartholomew 1981
70% The Fox and the Hound Widow Tweed 1981
69% True Confessions Mrs. Spellacy 1981
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Lavinia Leventhal 1979
33% The Manitou Mrs. Winconis 1978
80% The Rescuers Ellie Mae 1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe Essie Cargo 1976
No Score Yet Law and Order Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Winds of Autumn Actor 1976
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Mrs. Downey 1972
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut Mrs. Fleming 1967
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Mrs. Ewing Perryman 1966
No Score Yet My Blood Runs Cold Aunt Sarah 1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Amy Clinton 1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Nora Ericson 1962
80% Two Rode Together Mrs. McCandless 1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter Ma Demara 1961
96% Psycho Norma Bates (uncredited) 1960
No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap Mrs. Colt 1959
No Score Yet The Deep Six Mrs. Austen 1958
No Score Yet April Love Henrietta 1957
No Score Yet The Guns of Fort Petticoat Cora Melavan 1957
No Score Yet The Halliday Brand Nante 1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry Charlotte Reynolds 1956
No Score Yet Tribute to a Bad Man Mrs. L.A. Peterson 1956
No Score Yet Everything but the Truth Miss Adelaide Dabney 1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Mrs. Dingo Brion 1955
100% The Big Heat Bertha Duncan 1953
No Score Yet The Happy Time Felice 1952
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot Mrs. Harris 1952
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake Harriet 1951
78% Kim Foster Mother 1951
85% Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me Mona Frene 1950
No Score Yet Abandoned Maj. Ross 1949
20% Words and Music Mrs. Hart 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Homeless Woman
  • 1999
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Mrs. Smith Dan's Mom
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Althea
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Dorothy
  • 1984
  • 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Lydia Danvers
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Mrs. Peck Kate O'Connell
  • 1978
  • 1976
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Sister Scholastica
  • 1978
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Judge Millie Cox
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Old Woman Miss Wattle
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Thede Emma Grundy Rose Amy Ma Grilk Sally Fergus
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Annie
  • 1971
  • 1966
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Mrs. Tibbett
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Mrs. Matling
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Naomi
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Edith
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Erna Martha Benson Emma Martha Angela Kirby
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1958
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Rachel Simpson Granny Hart
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Aunt May Mrs. Totter Edith Beggs Sadie
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Jeanette Nolan CHARACTERS

Annie MacLean
We lived all over.
Ellen Booker
Sometimes it (home) is more a place on the inside than the outside.
Mother
They are probably looking at me...let them. Let them see what kind of person I am I never hurt a fly, i hope they're watching, they'll see.. They'll see and they'll know "Because she couldn't hurt a fly"
Mother
They are probably looking at me...let them. Let them see what kind of person I am I never hurt a fly, i hope they're watching, they'll see.. They'll see and they'll know 'because she couldn't hurt a fly'.
Widow Tweed
Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end. But in my heart's the memory, and there you'll always be.
Mother
Why, I'm not even going to swat that fly. They'll say 'look she wouldn't harm a fly'.
Mother
Why, I'm not even going to swat that fly. They'll say 'look she wouldn't harm a fly.