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Betty Thomas Nienhauser
St. Louis, MO
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Director; actor; producer
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Betty Thomas Fast Facts:
After graduating from college, became a high-school art teacher.
To earn extra money for a trip to Europe, took a second job as a waitress in the Second City improvisational club in Chicago, where she soon became part of the troupe.
First regular job in show business was on the NBC game show
The Fun Factory
beginning in 1976.
Was nominated for an Emmy every year she was on
Hill Street Blues;
took home the award in 1985.
Made her feature-film directorial debut with
Has endowed an award bearing her name to her alma mater, Ohio University, for the College of Fine Arts.
Betty Thomas Relationships:
Nancy Nienhauser - Mother
William Nienhauser - Father
Betty Thomas Awards:
1985 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
1996 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
Ohio University, Athens, OH (BFA, 1969)
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