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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
The Golden Girls
Also an accomplished director, she helmed episodes of such hit sitcoms as
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda
, as well as the 1966 Broadway comedy
, 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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