Lois Nettleton Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Agu 24, 2022 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 24, 2022
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Lois Nettleton was a versatile actress. She won two Emmy Awards and has three prime-time Emmy nominations.
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About Lois Nettleton

Named Lois June Nettleton at birth, she has found fame as an American film and radio personality.

From her first soap opera in the mid-1900s to her last appearance in the 2006 TV movie, 'The Christmas Card', Lois dazzled the audience with her talent.

The actress has multiple awards to her name and filmography with over 120 credits as an actress. She died of a brain tumor in 2008 at the age of 80 years old. Want to know more about this famous celebrity? Scroll below and check our most recent updates about Lois Nettleton's net worth, salary, age, and profession. Also discover more detailed information about her personal life and complete biography.

Lois Nettleton’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Lois Nettleton’s net worth?

Lois Nettleton's net worth is not known.

How much did Lois Nettleton earn per year?

Lois Nettleton did not earn a fixed sum every year. So her exact annual earnings are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Lois Nettleton?

Lois Nettleton was 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old was Lois Nettleton?

At the time of her death in 2008, Lois Nettleton was 80 years old.

Childhood And Education

Lois Nettleton was born in Oak Park Illinois on August 16, 1927, to Edward and Virginia Nettleton. She was named Lois June Nettleton. Her family had modest means and her parents divorced when she was a child. For a while, she was brought up by her maternal aunt. After graduating from Senn High School, she attended the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Lois Nettleton’s partner?

Lois Nettleton was married to a radio jockey named Jean Shepherd from 1960-1967. The marriage ended in a divorce with no children. Lois never remarried.

Career And Professional Highlights

Lois had an interest in acting from an early age. She started acting professionally in 1949. Her early works include Studio One where she had a recurring role in 'Camera Three' where she acted as Emily Dickinson, 'The Brighter Day' and 'A Face In The Crowd'. In 1959, the television actress was seen in the TV movie, 'Meet Me In St. Louis' as Lucille Ballard. She also appeared in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' with Barbara Coleman.

In a career spanning from 1949-2006, she acted in 124 projects. Her work in 'Insight' and 'The American Woman: Portraits Of Courage' won her two Daytime Emmy awards.

Apart from television, Lois June Nettleton also acted in Broadway productions like the 'Biggest Thief In Town', 'Look Charlie', and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. She was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy for the original Broadway production of 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'.

She also lent her voice to Disney productions like Disney's 'House Of Mouse' and 'Herc's Adventures'. On radio, she played a role in a soap opera named 'The Brighter Day'.

Best Known For…

Lois Nettleton is best known as a television actress. Her most recognized roles include the comedy series, 'The Golden Girls', 'In The Heat Of The Night' and 'Fear On Trial'. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her work on stage in the 1976 production, 'They Knew What They Wanted'.

Charity Work

Lois Nettleton used to support many charities.

What awards did Lois Nettleton win?

Lois Nettleton has been included in the prime-time Emmy Award nominations thrice and has won two daytime Emmy Awards. She also won the Clarence Derwent Award in 1959.

Lois Nettleton’s Hobbies And Interests

Lois Nettleton was interested in everything to do with films and acting.

Other Interesting Lois Nettleton Facts And Trivia

Lois Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948. She was a semi-finalist for the Miss America pageant in the same year.

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Lois Nettleton Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Lois June Nettleton

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Place of Birth

Cook County


165 cm

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Art Institute of Chicago


Edward L. Nettleton, Virginia Nettleton
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