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Nita Talbot
Born Anita Sokol
August 8, 1930 (1930-08-08) (age 79)
New York City, New York
Other name(s) Ginger Grey
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Thomas A. Geas (August 13, 1961 - divorced)

Nita Talbot (born August 8, 1930) is an American actress. Talbot is a durable leading lady who spent the first decade or so of her career playing "slick chicks" and sharp-witted career girls, but is perhaps best known for her role as the White Russian spy in the 1960s sitcom, Hogan's Heroes, as well as Sheila Fine in the sitcom, Soap. Talbot received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the 1967–1968 season of Hogan's Heroes.

Life and career

Born in New York City, Talbot began her acting career appearing as a model in the film, It's a Great Feeling in 1949. She was afforded a wealth of varied screen roles from the love-starved switchboard operator in A Very Special Favor (1965), to the brassy Madame Esther in Buck and the Preacher (1972). She also appeared in such films as Bright Leaf (1950), This Could Be the Night (1957), I Married a Woman (1958), Who's Got the Action? (1962), The Day of the Locust (1975), Serial (1980), Chained Heat (1983), Fraternity Vacation (1985), and Puppet Master II (1991).

A TV-series perennial, Talbot has been seen as Mabel Spooner opposite Larry Blyden's Joe Spooner in Joe and Mabel (1956), con-woman Goldie Collins in the second season of The Thin Man (1958-1959), resourceful girl Friday Dora Miles on Hot Off the Wire (aka: The Jim Backus Show), snooty socialite Judy Evans in Here We Go Again (1973), ultra cyncial Rose in Starting from Scratch (1988) and as the lovable White Russian Marya in Hogan's Heroes.

Talbot has been either the star or co-star of several other series, including: Man Against Crime, Bourbon Street Beat, The Secret Storm, and Supertrain while guest starring on several others like: Goodyear Television Playhouse, Robert Montgomery Presents, Studio One, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, The Lawless Years, Maverick, The Tab Hunter Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, The Monkees, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Jimmy Stewart Show, Bewitched, The Rockford Files, Mannix, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, All in the Family, Lou Grant, Matt Houston, Trapper John, M.D., Charles in Charge, The John Larroquette Show and Ellen. Talbot was also a familiar face on the daytime-drama scene with long-running roles in Search for Tomorrow and General Hospital.

Tablot's most recent acting role was in 1997. She voiced the character of Anastasia Hardy, the businesswoman mother of Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, in the animated series Spider-Man.

Selected filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1949 Always Leave Them Laughing Showgirl Uncredited
1950 Caged Inmate Uncredited
1952 On Dangerous Ground Woman in bar Uncredited
1956 Bundle of Joy Mary
1965 Girl Happy Sunny Haze 1967 The Cool Ones Dee Dee Alternative title: Cool Baby, Cool!
1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Jasmine Cornell
1979 The Sweet Creek County War Firetop Alice Dewey
1980 Island Claws Rosie Alternative title: Night of the Claw
1982 Night Shift Vivian
1983 Frightmare Mrs. Rohmer Alternative title: Body Snatchers
1985 Movers & Shakers Dorothy
1988 Take Two Betty Griffith
1990 Diggin' Up Business Mrs. Shlumsky Alternative title: Say Bye-Bye
1992 Amityville: It's About Time Iris Wheeler Alternative title: Amityville 1992: It's About Time
Direct-to-video release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1952 Tales of Tomorrow Nicki 1 episode
1954 Inner Sanctum Millie 1 episode
1955 Producers' Showcase Olga 1 episode
1957 Climax! Esther Gardener 1 episode
1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre Sally 1 episode
1959 The Lineup Donna 1 episode
1959 Easy Mark Jeannie 1 episode
1960 Mr. Lucky Kitten Conner 1 episode
1961 Follow the Sun Florence 1 episode
1964 The Lieutenant Marie Newton 1 episode
1966 The Fugitive Paula Jellison 1 episode 1966
 The virginian
 Melinda
 1 episode
1967 Bonanza Gladys 1 episode
1967 The Monkees The Assistant 1 episode
1968 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Pola Prevost 1 episode
1971 Love, American Style Connie 1 episode
1973 The Partridge Family Doris 1 episode
1974 Police Story Teresa 1 episode
1975 Police Woman Audrey Roth 1 episode
1979 Charlie's Angels Willamena 1 episode
1980 Nobody's Perfect Lush 1 episode
1984 Remington Steele Shirley Mellish 1 episode
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Wilma 1 episode
1987 It's a Living Rose 1 episode
1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye Nurse Television movie
1990 Gabriel's Fire Laura Pickles 1 episode
1991 Adam-12 Madam Lousanga 1 episode
1994 Empty Nest Mrs. Koontz 1 episode
1995 Pig Sty Cecile 1 episode

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| 1958 | Perry Mason-"The Case of the Pint-Sized Client" | Iris Anderson | 1 episode

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