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Nancy Gates ACTOR

Nancy Gates was born on February 1st, 1926 in Dallas, Texas with the middle name Jane.   Her career as an actress began when she was just a teenager.  At the age of fifteen she was signed to a contract with RKO Pictures. 

Some of her early film roles included, "Hitler's Children" (1943), "The Great Gildersleeve" (1942), "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) starring Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead and Ray Collins with narration done by Orson Welles, "Gildersleeve's Bad Day" (1943), "Behind the Rising Son" (1943) and "This Land Is Mine" (1943).

Gates then took a break from pursuing her career after starring in the film, "Roll, Thunder Roll" (1949) starring Jim Bannon, Don Reynolds, I. Stanford Jolley, Glenn Strange, Emmett Lynn, Lane Bradford and William Fawcett, and he did not return to the industry until 1952 in the film, "The Greatest Show on Earth" starring Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, James Stewart, Dorothy Lamour, Lawrence Tierney, Lyle Bettger, Henry Wilcoxon and Gloria Grahame, in an un-credited role.

However, she did manage to jump back into the industry with ease and soon was adding more substantial film roles to her resume such as, "Target Hong Kong" (1953) co-starring Richard Denning, Richard Loo and Philip Ahn, "Torch Song" (1953) starring Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Harry Morgan, Gig Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Dorothy Patrick, Eugene Loring, Maidie Norman and James Todd, "Hell's Half Acre" (1954) co-starring Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, Keye Luke, Marie Windsor, Philip Ahn and Elsa Lanchester, "Suddenly" (1954) starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason and "Stranger on Horseback" (1955) starring Joel McCrea, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, John McIntire and Miroslava.

Along with film work she also appeared in a variety of television series throughout her career as an actress, some of which were, "Studio 57", "The Lone Wolf", "The Star and the Story", "The Red Skelton Hour', "Kraft Theater", "Trackdown", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Third Man", "Lock Up", "Riverboat", "Bronco", "The Lineup" and "The Detectives' among many others.

In 1960 her final film role was in, "Comanche Station" starring Randolph Scott, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier, Richard Rust and Rand Brooks and then she followed with a couple more television appearances in the series, "Perry Mason", "The Virginian", "The Loner", "Burke's Law", "Bonanza" and her final television appearance in, "The Mod Squad" (1969).

She then retired from acting and chose to focus on her personal life with her only husband, William Hayes who she married in 1948.  Together the couple had four children and remained married until he passed away in 1992. 


1969         The Mod Squad
1966         Bonanza 
1965         Burke's Law 
1965         The Loner 
1965         Rawhide 
1957-1965     Perry Mason 
1965         Kentucky Jones 
1964         The Virginian
1958-1964     Wagon Train 
1962-1963     The Lloyd Bridges Show
1962         Gunsmoke 
1961         Bus Stop 
1961         Adventures in Paradise
1961         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1961         The Detectives
1961         Zane Grey Theatre
1961         Hong Kong
1961         The Best of the Post
1960         Comanche Station
1960         Wichita Town
1960         Laramie
1960         Hawaiian Eye 
1960         Bourbon Street Beat
1959         The Lineup
1959         Men Into Space 
1959         Bronco
1959         Lock Up
1959         Riverboat
1959         The Gunfight at Dodge City
1959         The Third Man
1955-1959     The Millionaire
1958-1959     Maverick 
1959         77 Sunset Strip
1958         Some Came Running
1958         Trackdown 
1957-1958     The Loretta Young Show
1958         The Rawhide Trail
1958         Kraft Theatre 
1957         The Adventures of McGraw
1953-1957     Lux Video Theatre 
1956         The Brass Legend
1956         Death of a Scoundrel
1956         The Search for Bridey Murphy
1954-1956     Schlitz Playhouse
1956         Magnificent Roughnecks
1956         The Red Skelton Hour
1956         Wetbacks
1955-1956     Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956         World Without End
1955-1956     Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955-1956     The Star and the Story 
1954-1956     The Adventures of Falcon
1956         The Bottom of the Bottle
1955         Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955         No Man's Woman
1954-1955     G.E. True Theater
1955         Damon Runyon Theater 
1955         Science Fiction Theatre
1955         Top of the Worl
1955         The Lone Wolf 
1955         Treasury Men in Action 
1954-1955     The Whistler 
1954-1955     Studio 57
1955         Soldiers of Fortune
1955         Stranger on Horseback
1955         TV Reader's Digest
1954         Masterson of Kansas
1954         Suddenly
1953-1954     The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 
1954         Hell's Half Acre
1954         Your Favorite Story
1953         Four Star Playhouse 
1953         Torch Song
1953         Target Hong Kong
1952         The Member of the Wedding
1952         The Atomic City
1952         At Sword's Point
1952         The Greatest Show on Earth
1949         Roll, Thunder, Roll!
1948         Check Your Guns
1947         Cheyenne Takes Over
1945         The Spanish Main
1944         Nevada
1944         The Master Race
1944         Bride by Mistake
1944         A Night of Adventure
1943         Gildersleeve's Bad Day
1943         This Land Is Mine
1943         Hitler's Children
1942         The Great Gildersleeve
1942         The Magnificent Ambersons
1942         The Tuttles of Tahiti

Matinee Classics - Suddenly starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Willis Bouchey, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O'Hara, Ken Dibbs, Clark Howat, Charles Smith and Paul Wexler
Matinee Classics - Some Came Running starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck, Connie Gilchrist and Ned Wever
Matinee Classics - The Atomic City starring Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael D. Moore, Nancy Gates, Lee Aaker, Milburn Stone, Bert Freed, Frank Cady, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Leonard Strong, Jerry Hausner, John Damler, George Lynn, Olan Soule and Anthony Warde

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