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Kathleen Nolan
Kathleen Nolan
Credits
Role Gerry O'Toole
Biographical Information
Birth Name Joycelyn Jones Schrum
Birthdate September 27, 1933
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States[1]

Kathleen Nolan portrayed Gerry O'Toole, an Irish wood nymph, in the third season episode, "A Most Unusual Wood Nymph" (1966).

Biography[]

Kathleen Nolan was born on September 27, 1933, in St. Louis, Missouri, as Joycelyn Jones Schrum. She is an American television and stage actress. Two of her most notable roles were on Broadway as young "Wendy" in the 1954-1955 production of Peter Pan opposite Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, and as "Kate McCoy" in the popular television series The Real McCoys (1957-1963).

Nolan spent most of her career on television, making her debut in an episode of The Philco Television Playhouse. Other appearances over the years included Gunsmoke, The Lloyd Bridges Show, The Untouchables, Breaking Point, Crossing Jordan, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, All My Children, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, Murder, She Wrote (1991 episode "The Prodigal Father"), Magnum, P.I. (episodes "The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii" (1981) and "Double Jeopardy" (1982), The Incredible Hulk, Quincy M.E., The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Love, American Style, Bewitched, The Big Valley, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Thriller, Burke's Law, Meet McGraw, and Ben Casey.[2]

In 1964, she joined the Screen Actors Guild board of directors as an alternate. Nolan chaired the Women's Committee from its inception in 1972, and in 1973 became the first woman to be elected first Vice-President. In 1975, she ran and won the position of Guild President. This victory made her the Guild's first female National President. In 1977 she repeated her success by being elected to a second two-year term.[3]

Nolan was married to Richard Heckenkamp (1962-1965). They had a son, Spencer, born in 1963.[4]

Updated February 9, 2020

References[]

  1. Kathleen Nolan on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 7, 2019.
  2. Kathleen Nolan on Wikipedia. Retrieved on February 9, 2020.
  3. Kathleen Nolan, biography, SAG AFTRA website. Retrieved on February 9, 2020.
  4. Ibid.
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