Deceased actors who appeared on 'The Nanny'

by bcampos862 | created - 04 Mar 2015 | updated - 18 Nov 2017 | Public

1. Spalding Gray

Actor | Kate & Leopold

Spalding Gray was born on June 5, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Spalding Rockwell Gray. He was an actor and writer, known for Kate & Leopold (2001), Swimming to Cambodia (1987) and The Paper (1994). He was married to Kathleen Russo and Renée Shafransky. He died on January 10, 2004 in...

Died on January 10, 2004, he played Dr. Jack Miller, Fran's therapist during season 4

2. Ray Charles

Soundtrack | Ray

A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was ...

Died on June 10, 2004, he played Sammy, Grandma Yetta's boyfriend

3. Joyce Brothers

Actress | Loaded Weapon 1

Joyce Brothers was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joyce Diane Bauer. She was an actress, known for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), The King of Comedy (1982) and Spy Hard (1996). She was married to Milton Brothers. She died on May 13, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.

Died on May 13, 2013, she played herself on 2 episodes

4. Marilyn Cooper

Actress | Keeping the Faith

Marilyn Cooper was born on December 14, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Keeping the Faith (2000), Family Business (1989) and The Survivors (1983). She died on April 22, 2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

Died on April 22, 2009, she played Grandma Nettie, Fran's other grandma

5. Ralph Manza

Actor | Godzilla

Ralph Manza was born on December 1, 1921 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Godzilla (1998), Get Shorty (1995) and Dave (1993). He was married to Catherine Antonette LaFata. He died on January 31, 2000 in Encinitas, California.

Died on January 31, 2000, he played Saul, Grandma Yetta's love interest

6. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

Died on March 23, 2011, she played herself on 1 episode

7. Eartha Kitt

Actress | The Emperor's New Groove

An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school...

Died on December 25, 2008, she played herself on 1 episode

8. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Wait Until Dark

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

Died on May 2, 2014, he played Theodore Timmons, a millionaire who becomes Fran's boyfriend

9. Milton Berle

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Milton Berle was born Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908, in New York City, to Sarah (Glantz) and Moses Berlinger, a paint and varnish salesman. He was educated at New York Professional Children's School and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora" in Atlantic City, ...

Died on March 27, 2002, he played Manny, Fran's uncle and lawyer

10. Florence Griffith Joyner

Actress | Santa Barbara

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 - September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to...

Died on September 21, 1998, she played herself on 1 episode

11. Shari Lewis

Actress | Lamb Chop's Play-Along

Shari Lewis was born on January 17, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz. She was an actress and writer, known for Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992), The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Jeremy Tarcher and Stanley Lewis. She died on ...

Died on August 2, 1998, she played herself on 1 episode

12. George Murdock

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

George Murdock was born on June 25, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, USA as George Risk Sawaya Jr. He was an actor, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Orange County (2002) and The X Files (1998). He was married to Catherine A. Miller. He died on April 30, 2012 in Burbank, California, USA.

Died on April 30, 2012, he played Dakota Williams, an author who becomes Yetta's love interest

13. Robert Culp

Actor | I Spy

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ...

Died on March 24, 2010, he played Stewart Babcock, CC's father

14. Donald O'Connor

Actor | Singin' in the Rain

Born into a vaudeville family, O'Connor was the youthful figure cutting a rug in several Universal musicals of the 1940s. His best-known musical work is probably Singin' in the Rain (1952), in which he did an impressive dance that culminated in a series of backflips off the wall. O'Connor was also ...

Died on September 27, 2003, he played Fred, Aunt Freida's boyfriend who later became her husband

15. Ian Abercrombie

Actor | Army of Darkness

Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...

Died on January 26, 2012, he played a Butler inspector who evaluates Niles

16. Robert Urich

Actor | Magnum Force

Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...

Died on April 16, 2002, he played Judge Jerry Moran on the Vincenzo's trial

17. Dick Martin

Actor | The Glass Bottom Boat

Dick Martin, the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan, was born on January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan. The young Martin was a writer for the popular radio sit-com "...

Died on May 24, 2008, he played Preston Collier, a millionaire who Fran believed he was a homeless man

18. Donna Douglas

Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies

An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty...

Died on January 1, 2015, she played herself on 1 episode

19. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

Died on May 2, 2010, she played herself on 1 episode

20. Eydie Gormé

Actress | Ocean's Eleven

Eydie Gorme was born in New York on August 16, 1928 to Sephardic Jewish parents. Her father, Nessim Garmezano, was a tailor, from Sicily, who changed his last name when he arrived in the United States. Gorme began singing straight out of high school, with various big bands. But her big break came ...

Died on August 10, 2013, she played herself on 1 episode

21. Marvin Hamlisch

Soundtrack | The Spy Who Loved Me

Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal ...

Died on August 6, 2012, he played Alan Neider, Fran's music teacher who all believed he was Marvin Hamlisch

22. Stanley Kamel

Actor | Domino

Stanley Kamel was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on January 1, 1943 and was raised in South River, New Jersey. He attended high school at Rutgers Prepatory School (graduated 1961) in Somerset, New Jersey and received his college degree from the Boston University School of Fine Arts in 1965. ...

Died on April 8, 2008, he played a Condo Representative who tries to sell Sylvia a condo in Florida

23. George Furth

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

George Furth was born on December 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George Schweinfurth. He was an actor and writer, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on August 11, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Died on August 11, 2008, he played a Minister who marries Aunt Freida and her boyfriend Fred

24. Chad Everett

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. In high ...

Died on July 24, 2012, he played Dr. Osborn, Fran's obstetrician

25. Virginia Graham

Actress | The City

Virginia Graham started in Chicago radio in the 1930s. After World War II she wrote scripts for several radio serials, including "Stella Dallas", "Backstage Wife", and "Our Gal Sunday". She was the hostess of television talk shows from the 1950s to 1970s that are considered forerunners to today's ...

Died on December 22, 1998, she played herself on 1 episode

26. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and The Redhead from Wyoming (1953). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Died on May 8, 2013, she played herself on 1 episode

27. Danny Dayton

Actor | Guys and Dolls

Danny Dayton was born on November 20, 1923 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Guys and Dolls (1955), Ed Wood (1994) and Wonder Woman (1975). He was married to Arlene Allinson and Dagmar. He died on February 6, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died on February 6, 1999, he played Keith Rosenstein, an old man who dies in front of an investor's son

28. Kathryn Joosten

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives (2004) on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing (1999). She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg (1997), and guest-starred ...

Died on June 2, 2012, she played a Ward Nurse who don't let Fran visit Brighton at the hospital

29. Estelle Getty

Actress | The Golden Girls

She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like ...

Died on July 22, 2008, she played herself on the Hollywood Squares game show episode

30. Anna Berger

Actress | The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Anna Berger was born on July 26, 1922 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Ghost World (2001). She was married to Robert Malatzky. She died on May 26, 2014 in Manhattan.

Died on May 26, 2014, she played Aunt Marilyn on the Wedding episode

31. Jay Robinson

Actor | Dracula

Character actor Jay Robinson owned a pair of the narrowest, cruelest-looking eyes in 1950s Hollywood. To complement them was an evil-looking sneer, crisp and biting diction and a nefarious-sounding cackle. These were all draped upon a lean, bony physique that could slither about menacingly like a ...

Died on September 27, 2013, he played a maitre'd on 1 episode

32. Kort Falkenberg

Actor | Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

Kort Falkenberg was born on October 8, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Kortadler Falkenberg. He is known for his work on Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989), Combat! (1962) and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950). He died on March 13, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died on March 13, 2006, he played a priest on the Christmas episode on Season 1

33. Lu Leonard

Actress | Starman

Singer/comedy actress Lu Leonard was a plus-sized talent who came in an equally plus-sized package. Born May Lou Price in Long Beach, California on June 5, 1926, to vaudevillian parents, Lu (as she was called almost from birth) was on the road with her mom and dad as an infant. She was named after ...

Died on May 14, 2004, she played a nanny on Season 1

34. Louis Guss

Actor | Moonstruck

Louis Guss was born on January 4, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Moonstruck (1987), Highlander (1986) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He was married to Tsuneko Kano. He died on September 29, 2008 in New York City.

Died on September 29, 2008, he played Cousin Irving, a plumber who Fran hired to fix the shower

35. Ray Stricklyn

Actor | Young Jesse James

Born in Houston, Texas just prior to the beginning of the Great Depression, Ray Stricklyn felt the urge to perform from his earliest years. From stage roles in his hometown, to parts in regional theater and Broadway, Ray made the jump from the stage to acting on both the large and small screens ...

Died on May 14, 2002, he played Wendell Kent, an investor who Maxwell wanted to hire

36. Dona Hardy

Actress | Superbad

Dona Hardy was born on December 3, 1912 in San Diego, California, USA as Jean Dona Barley. She was an actress, known for Superbad (2007), The Running Man (1987) and The Truman Show (1998). She died on February 13, 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Died on February 13, 2011, she played a nun on 1 episode

37. J. Madison Wright

Actress | Earth 2

Jessica Madison Wright was born in Cincinnati on July 29th 1984, the eldest of four children. A pretty youngster who enjoyed dressing up and was very much a 'girlie' child, Madison began modeling at the age of five. Her interest in modeling and acting - something she shared with her younger sister ...

Died on July 21, 2006, she played Betty Jo, a little girl at the country club who was mean to Gracie

38. Fritzi Burr

Actress | Chinatown

Fritzi Burr was born on May 31, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Chinatown (1974), 3 Ninjas (1992) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). She was married to Aaron Heyman. She died on January 17, 2003 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

Died on January 17, 2003, she played a woman at the movie on the Nuchslep episode

39. Aaron Heyman

Actor | Driving Me Crazy

Aaron Heyman was born on March 12, 1917 in New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Driving Me Crazy (1991), CBS Summer Playhouse (1987) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). He was married to Fritzi Burr. He died on December 29, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died on December 29, 1995, he played a man at the movie on the Nuchslep episode

40. Jayne Meadows

Actress | City Slickers

One of four children born to missionaries from the United States, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to the US in the early 1930s wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages only. She developed an early interest in acting...

Died on April 26, 2015, she played herself on 1 episode

41. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

Died on May 4, 2015, she played the mother of Wendell Kent, a theater investor who Maxwell wanted to hire

42. George Coe

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...

Died on July 18, 2015, he played Ernest, former father-in-law of Maxwell Sheffield and father of the late Sara

43. Jane Cecil

Actress | Brubaker

Jane Cecil was born on January 6, 1926. She was an actress, known for Brubaker (1980), ER (1994) and Taps (1981). She died on December 2, 2015.

Died on December 2, 2015, she played a juror on the Vincenzo's trial

44. Myra Carter

Actress | 8MM

Myra Carter was born on October 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on 8MM (1999), The Nanny (1993) and Storm of the Century (1999). She died on January 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Died on January 9, 2016, she played Grandma Eloise, Maxwell's grandmother

45. Ann Morgan Guilbert

Actress | Please Give

Ann Morgan Guilbert was best-known to television audiences as the Rob and Laura Petrie's neighbor Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as Fran Fein's feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny (1993). She gave memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her ...

Died on June 14, 2016, she played Yetta Rosenberg, Fran's lovely, feisty and sassy grandmother

46. Anthony Addabbo

Actor | All My Children

Although born in Florida, Anthony Addabbo was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech. His original plans were to become a tree surgeon in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He moved to New York when he was 21 to begin a modeling career. In 1987 he had his first role in a western, The...

Died on October 18, 2016, he played Mike LaVoe, a superstitious football player who dates Fran and accuses her of being a jinx

47. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

Died on November 11, 2016, he played James Sheffield, Maxwell's father

48. Dina Merrill

Actress | The Player

It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamour, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1923, the daughter of E.F. Hutton, the financier ...

Died on May 22, 2017, she played Elizabeth Sheffield, Maxwell's mother

49. Joseph Bologna

Actor | Big Daddy

Before signing with director Stanley Donen to play Michael Caine's libidinous best friend in Blame It on Rio (1984), Joe Bologna netted rave reviews for his Sid Caesar send-up in the well-received comedy My Favorite Year (1982) with Peter O'Toole. Well known as both a writer and an actor, Bologna ...

Died on August 13, 2017, he played two different characters on two different seasons, he played Alan Beck, an arrogant actor who Maxwell has to suffer on Season 1 and he played Dr. Joe Razzo, a doctor Sylvia has an affair with on Season 6. In real life, Joseph Bologna was Renée Taylor's husband.

50. Monty Hall

Producer | Let's Make a Deal

Monty Hall was born Maurice Halperin on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He's the father of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, television writer/director Sharon Hall, and Emmy Award winner ...

Died on September 30, 2017, he played himself as the host of Let's Make a Deal on an episode where Sylvia and Morty participated impersonating Princess Leia and Darth Vader.

51. Liz Smith

Actress | The Smurfs

Liz Smith was born on February 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Mary Elizabeth Smith. She was an actress, known for The Smurfs (2011), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Ugly Betty (2006). She was married to Fred Lister and George Edward Beeman. She died on November 12, 2017 in New York, USA.

Died on November 12, 2017, she played herself as a gossip columnist on Entertainment Tonight on the 'When You Pish Upon a Star' episode.



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