Nancy Walker

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Anna Myrtle Swoyer
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/10/1922, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 03/25/1992
  • Profession: Actor
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Nancy Walker Fast Facts:
  • Father was one half of the vaudeville comedy duo Barto & Mann.
  • Made her Broadway debut at the age of 19 in the George Francis Abbott musical Best Foot Forward, and her Hollywood debut two years later in the 1943 film version, which featured Lucille Ball.
  • Acted in numerous Broadway productions throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s, and received two Best Actress Tony nominations before focusing on television roles.
  • Made famous the Bounty paper towel promotional tagline "the quicker picker-upper" with a nearly two-decade run as Rosie, the diner waitress, in numerous TV commercials.
  • Received eight Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nods between 1973 and 1987 for her roles on the TV shows McMillan & Wife, Rhoda and The Golden Girls.
  • Also an accomplished director, she helmed episodes of such hit sitcoms as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda and Alice, as well as the 1966 Broadway comedy UTBU, written by James Kirkwood Jr.
  • Nancy Walker Relationships:
  • Dewey Barto - Father
  • Myrtle - Mother
  • Betty Lou Barto - Sister
  • Miranda Craig - Daughter
  • David Craig - Husband
  • Gar Moore - Ex-husband
  • Nancy Walker Awards:
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1961 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1956 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Supporting Actress in Drama - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series - Nominee

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