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Denise Nickerson is a Actor American born on 1 april 1957 at New York City (USA)

Denise Nickerson

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Nationality USA
Birth 1 april 1957 (62 years) at New York City (USA)

Denise Nickerson (born April 1, 1957) is an American former actress best known for her roles as the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as well as Amy Jennings and Nora Collins in the soap opera Dark Shadows.


Alors qu'elle n'est âgée que de 14 ans, Denise est choisie pour interpréter Violet Beauregard dans Charlie et la Chocolaterie (1971). Ce rôle restera le plus important de sa carrière.

Plus tard, Denise Nickerson a aussi joué Allison, un membre du groupe The Short Circus, pour la deuxième édition de The Electric Company, un programme ludique pour les enfants. Elle a également interprété le rôle de Pamela, la petite copine de Peter Brady dans The Brady Bunch .

Denise Nickerson se produisit sur d'autres scènes avant de quitter, en 1978, son métier d'actrice pour se marier et devenir une mère au foyer à plein temps.

Elle épouse en 1981 Rich Keller qui décèdera deux ans plus tard, en 1983. En 1995, elle tombe amoureuse de Mark Willard qu'elle épouse. Ils auront un enfant ensemble qu'ils appelleront Josh mais en 1998, ils décident de divorcer.

Elle a par la suite exercé le métier de comptable dans le Colorado.

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Filmography of Denise Nickerson (5 films)

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Zero to Sixty, 1h41
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Darren McGavin, Bill Hudson, Lorraine Gary, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins, David Huddleston
Roles 'Larry' Wilde
Rating50% 2.5428152.5428152.5428152.5428152.542815
Michael Nolan (McGavin) finds himself down on his luck following his divorce settlement, which has left him with nothing. During the repossession of his car he makes chase all the way to the auto repossession company. His persistence impresses the owner who hires him on the spot. Nolan is then teamed up with Larry, a 16-year-old experience repo agent. As Nolan settles into his new career he continually finds himself troubled by women, angry car owners and more.
Child of Glass, 1h33
Directed by John Erman
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch, Katy Kurtzman, Olivia Barash
Rating76% 3.825393.825393.825393.825393.82539
Alexander Armsworth and his family move into a spooky old Louisiana mansion that was once the home of a notorious river pirate. Before long, Alexander catches sight of a mysterious little girl and her dog, both of whom turn out to be ghosts. The little girl ghost tells Alexander that her name is Inez Dumaine, a Creole girl who lived in the 19th century, and appeals to him for help in finding a child of glass.
Smile (1975)
, 1h53
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Joan Prather, Denise Nickerson, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis
Roles Shirley
Rating71% 3.59493.59493.59493.59493.5949
The plot revolves around the contestants and people involved with California's Young American Miss Pageant held in Santa Rosa, California. Barbara Feldon starred as Brenda DiCarlo (the pageant's Executive Director), with Nicholas Pryor as Andy DiCarlo (Brenda's alcoholic husband), Bruce Dern as Big Bob Freelander (the head judge), Eric Shea as Little Bob, Big Bob's opportunistic son, Geoffrey Lewis as Wilson Shears (pageant producer), and as the contestants, Joan Prather as Robin Gibson, Annette O'Toole as Doria Hudson, Melanie Griffith as Karen Love, and a small role played by Michael Ritchie's sister, Elsie Ritchie. Choreographer Michael Kidd starred as Tommy French, the pageant's stage director. The movie was filmed on location in and around Santa Rosa, with the pageant held at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1h40
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson
Roles Violet Beauregarde
Rating77% 3.8979553.8979553.8979553.8979553.897955
In an unnamed European town, children go to a candy shop after school. Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), whose family is poor, can only stare through the window as the shop owner sings "Candy Man". The newsagent for whom Charlie works after school gives him his weekly pay, which Charlie uses to buy a loaf of bread. On his way home, he passes Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker (Peter Capell) recites the first lines of William Allingham's poem "The Fairies", and tells Charlie, "Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out." Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother (Diana Sowle) and his four bedridden grandparents. After he tells Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) about the tinker, Joe tells him that Wonka locked the factory because his arch-rival, Mr. Slugworth, and other candy makers sent in spies disguised as employees to steal Wonka's recipes. Wonka disappeared, but three years later began selling more candy; the origin of Wonka's labour force is a mystery.