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Nina Foch is a Actor and Director American born on 20 april 1924 at Leiden (Pays-bas)

Nina Foch

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Birth name Nina Consuelo Maud Fock
Nationality USA
Birth 20 april 1924 at Leiden (Pays-bas)
Death 5 december 2008 (at 84 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Nina Foch /niːnə.fɑːʃ/ (born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch-born American actress of film, stage, and television. After signing a contract with Columbia Pictures at age nineteen, the tall, blonde Foch became a regular in the studio's horror pictures and film noirs before establishing herself as a leading lady in the mid-1940s through the 1950s, often playing roles as cool, aloof sophisticates. Her career spanned six decades, consisting of over fifty feature films and over one hundred television appearances.

She is perhaps best known for her roles in An American in Paris (1951); Robert Wise's Executive Suite (1954), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956); and Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960).

Foch also worked prominently in television, starring in a multitude of television series from 1951 until 2007. In addition to acting, Foch taught drama at the American Film Institute and at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a faculty member for over forty years until her death in 2008.


Foch lived in Beverly Hills, California, for 40 years and married three times. Her first marriage was to James Lipton, future host of Inside the Actors Studio. She married her second husband, Dennis de Brito, in 1959; and the couple had one child before divorcing in 1963. Her third and last marriage was to Michael Dewell in 1967. The couple divorced in 1993.

Best films

An American in Paris (1951)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nina Foch (48 films)

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How to Deal, 1h41
Directed by Clare Kilner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, Trent Ford, Alexandra Holden, Mackenzie Astin, Dylan Baker
Roles Grandma Halley
Rating55% 2.799792.799792.799792.799792.79979
Halley Marie Martin (Mandy Moore) is a 17-year-old high school student who is disillusioned with love after seeing many dysfunctional relationships around her. Her parents are now divorced and her father, Len Martin (Peter Gallagher), a radio talk show host, has a new young girlfriend that the entire family despises; mainly because she's the reason for the divorce. Her mother, Lydia (Allison Janney), is now always alone while her sister, Ashley, is so overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding with Lewis Warsher that she barely exists in the house anymore. On top of that, the shallowness of all the girls and guys at her school convinces Halley that finding true love is impossible.
Pumpkin (2002)
, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hank Harris, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Swain, Marisa Coughlan, Samuel Ball
Roles Betsy Collander
Rating60% 3.0488453.0488453.0488453.0488453.048845
Carolyn McDuffy (Christina Ricci), in an effort to help her sorority sisters win a coveted award that has eluded them in the past years, joins them in training some handicapped young adults for the Challenged Games (a fictional version of the Special Olympics). Carolyn is linked with Jesse "Pumpkin" Romanoff (Hank Harris) and is horrified, mostly because she has never been in such an environment. Pumpkin is kind towards her and soon she finds herself falling in love with him because he is genuine, unlike her sorority sisters, as led by Julie Thurber (Marisa Coughlan), and her boyfriend, Kent Woodlands (Sam Ball).
Hush (1998)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Pregnancy films
Actors Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch, Debi Mazar, David Thornton
Roles Alice Baring
Rating54% 2.7024952.7024952.7024952.7024952.702495
Helen and Jackson live together in New York City. At the beginning of the film, the two are driving towards the Kentucky farmhouse, Kilronan, where Jackson grew up, primarily to introduce Helen to Jackson's mother, Martha (Lange).
Shadow of Doubt, 1h43
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis, Wade Dominguez, James Morrison
Roles Sylvia Saxon
Rating51% 2.599572.599572.599572.599572.59957
After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself.
Til There Was You, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Craig Bierko, Christine Ebersole
Roles Sophia Monroe
Rating48% 2.4002052.4002052.4002052.4002052.400205
Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) has spent the better part of her life waiting for the man of her dreams, unaware she briefly bumped into him at school as children and has had several close encounters ever since. She aspires to have a life like her longtime friend Debbie (Jennifer Aniston), a successful doctor with a beautiful home but a marriage that may not be as perfect as it seems on the surface.
It's My Party, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison, Lee Grant, Devon Gummersall, George Segal
Roles Brandon's mother
Rating70% 3.543923.543923.543923.543923.54392
It's My Party chronicles a two-day party hosted by Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) who, having been diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, will fall into a state of mental lapse lasting for months until his death. He decides instead to host a party for his family and friends, at the end of which he will commit suicide by taking Seconal.
Alien Nation: Dark Horizon, 1h30
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Jenny Gago, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland, Patience Cleveland
Roles Burak
Rating64% 3.2423553.2423553.2423553.2423553.242355
In a recapitulation of the series cliffhanger, Alien Nation: Dark Horizon begins with Susan Francisco and her daughter Emily falling victim to a newly developed bacterial infection that was created by a group of human Purists to exterminate the Newcomer species. There is also a new sub-plot running parallel to this one, the story of Ahpossno, a Tenctonese Overseer who lands on Earth to find any surviving Tenctonese and bring them back into slavery. The idea of a signal sent into space by the surviving Overseers was explored in the Alien Nation episode Contact.
Sliver (1993)
, 1h49
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker, CCH Pounder, Martin Landau
Roles Mrs. McEvoy
Rating51% 2.5539952.5539952.5539952.5539952.553995
Carly Norris (Sharon Stone) moves into an exclusive New York residential building, not long after the previous tenant, Naomi Singer, falls to her death from her balcony. She immediately crosses paths with other tenants including the handsome Zeke (William Baldwin).
In the Arms of a Killer, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Jaclyn Smith, John Spencer, Nina Foch, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sandahl Bergman, Alan Blumenfeld
Roles Mrs. Venible
Rating49% 2.4761752.4761752.4761752.4761752.476175
Maria Quinn (Smith) has only recently begun working as a detective in Manhattan, but is already assigned to investigate a horrendous murder, involving a drug lord who was shot with an overdose of heroin at a party. The case takes a personal turn when she finds out that the main suspect is none other than her lover.
Skin Deep
Skin Deep (1989)
, 1h41
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors John Ritter, Alyson Reed, Vincent Gardenia, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field
Roles Alex's Mother
Rating61% 3.050573.050573.050573.050573.05057
Zachary "Zach" Hutton is a successful author who has a weakness for alcohol and beautiful women. Zach's mistress walks in on him in the process of cheating on her with her attractive hairdresser, followed by his estranged wife Alex discovering his mistress about to shoot him with his revolver. Following the breakup of those relationships, Zach engages in a long period of binge-drinking and solace-seeking with a string of women. He avoids work, continues to strain relations with his ex-wife and drunkenly attends a formal party dressed in a genie's costume.
Nomads (1986)
, 1h31
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Lesley-Anne Down, Nina Foch, Mary Woronov, John McTiernan, Frank Doubleday
Roles Real Estate Agent
Rating51% 2.5990052.5990052.5990052.5990052.599005
The film begins with the violent and painful death of its protagonist, French sociologist Jean-Charles Pommier (Pierce Brosnan). The moment he dies in the Emergency Room of a Los Angeles city hospital the physician treating him, Dr. Eileen Flax (Lesley-Anne Down), becomes possessed with his memories.
Rich and Famous, 1h57
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner, Jacqueline Bisset, Steven Hill, George Cukor
Roles Literary Party Guest
Rating57% 2.899462.899462.899462.899462.89946
Two women find their friendship is tested when one rises from obscurity to success while the other stagnates in a stalled career. Liz Hamilton, a young woman with literary ambitions, and Merry Noel Blake, an all-American blond beauty from Atlanta, are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s.
Child of Glass, 1h33
Directed by John Erman
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch, Katy Kurtzman, Olivia Barash
Roles Aunt Lavinia Culp
Rating76% 3.801023.801023.801023.801023.80102
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.