Nancy Kulp Biography
Birthday: August 28, 1921 (Virgo)
Born In: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Nancy Kulp was an American character actress best recognized for playing the role of Miss Jane Hathaway on the CBS series ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ and of May Hopkins on the sitcom ‘Sanford and Son’. She was also famous for playing recurring characters in the TV shows ‘Our Miss Brooks’, ‘Date with the Angels’ and ‘The Bob Cummings Show’. Kulp appeared in guest roles in several television programs, such as ‘The Life of Riley’, ‘It's a Great Life’, ‘Cheyenne’, ‘The Red Skelton Show’, ‘Pete and Gladys’, ‘Petticoat Junction’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘Quantum Leap’, ‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’ and ‘The Love Boat’, to name a few. The actress had contributed to the big screen as well, by appearing in the movies ‘The Marrying Kind’, ‘The Caddy’, ‘Sabrina’, ‘The Shrike’, ‘God Is My Partner’, ‘Kiss Them for Me’, ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘The Patsy’. She performed on stage too, in the Broadway production of ‘Morning's at Seven’. While most people know her for her illustrious acting career, very few people are aware that Kulp had served in the United States Naval Reserve before entering Hollywood. She received the rank of lieutenant, junior grade and obtained numerous decorations while in the service. Coming to her awards and honors, the actress once won a Primetime Emmy Award nomination under the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Kulp, who suffered from cancer during her last days and received chemotherapy for the same, died on February 3, 1991, at age 69.