Nita Talbot Biography

Nita Talbot
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Birthday: August 8, 1930

Age: 90 Years, 90 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Leo

Also Known As: Anita Sokol

Born Country: United States

Born in: New York, New York, United States

Famous as: Actress

Actresses Voice Actors

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Don Gordon (m. 1954 - div. 1958), Thomas A. Geas (m. 1961 - div. 19??)

siblings: Gloria Stone Martin

children: Nicole Geas

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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Who is Nita Talbot?

Nita Talbot is an American film, stage, TV, and voice actor, known for her portrayal of the Russian spy ‘Marya’ in the sitcom ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’ Born and raised in New York City, she began her acting career in her teen years. Beginning with minor, uncredited parts, she appeared in movies such as ‘Bundle of Joy,’ ‘Girl Happy’ and others. Initially, she portrayed glossy females and smart career-girls in her movies. Talbot also performed in plays, such as ‘Never Say Never,’ ‘The Fifth Season’ and ‘Zelda.’ Later, she worked in such movies as ‘The Cool Ones,’ ‘Night shift,’ ‘Chained Heat,’ among others. She performed in a number of TV series, including ‘Joe and Mabel,’ ‘The Thin Man,’ ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘Here We Go Again.’ She earned ‘Emmy’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in Comedy Series’ for her performance as spy ‘Marya’ in ‘Hogan’s Heroes.’
Childhood & Early Life
Talbot was born Anita Sokol on August 8, 1930, in New York City, New York. She had an elder sister, dancer-actor Gloria Stone Martin, who passed away in 2014.
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Career
At 18, Talbot signed a contract with ‘Warner Bros. Studios.’ She made her film debut in the role of a model in the 1949 movie ‘It’s a Great Feeling.’ This was followed by uncredited parts in some movies, including ‘Bright Leaf’ (1950), ‘Caged’ (1950), and ‘Montana’ (1950). Then she appeared in the role of ‘Mary’ in the musical film ‘Bundle of Joy’ (1956), as ‘Miss Anderson’ in the comedy ‘I Married a Woman’ (1958), and as ‘Saturday Knight’ in another comedy ‘Who’s Got the Action?’ (1962). In the 1965 romantic musical comedy ‘Girl Happy,’ she portrayed ‘Sunny Daze.’
Besides her screen appearances, Talbot also performed on stage. She made her ‘Broadway’ debut in 1951 at the ‘Booth Theater’ in the play ‘Never Say Never,’ in the role of ‘Gloria Sampson.’ In 1953, she played ‘Shelly’ in the production of ‘The Fifth Season,’ while in 1956, she worked in the production of ‘Uncle Willie’ in ‘John Golden Theater,’ New York City. In 1969, she performed as ‘Steffi Hartman’ in ‘Zelda’ at the ‘Ethel Barrymore Theater,’ New York City.
Talbot was seen as ‘Dee Dee Howitzer’ in the 1967 Gene Nelson film ‘The Cool Ones’ and as brusque ‘Madam Esther’ in 1972 Western film ‘Buck and the Preacher.’ In the drama film ‘The Day of the Locust’ (1975), she essayed the role of ‘Joan.’
In the 1982 comedy ‘Nightshift,’ she portrayed ‘Vivian,’ while in ‘Chained Heat’ (1983), she appeared in the role of ‘Kaufman.’ She was also part of numerous other films, such as ‘Serial’ (1980), ‘Frightmare’ (1983), and ‘Puppetmaster II’ (1991).
Talbot found a lot of success on TV, where she either starred or did supporting roles in countless TV series. She made her TV debut in the 1950 series ‘Repertory Theatre,’ followed by appearances on single episodes of several series.
During 1949-1954, Talbot played the recurring role of ‘Gloria’ in the series ‘Man Against Crime,’ and essayed ‘Letitia’ in another series ‘Omnibus.’ In the 1956 series ‘Joe and Mabel,’ she played the starring role of ‘Mabel’ opposite Larry Blyden.
Talbot portrayed various roles in ‘Studio One in Hollywood’ (1951-1957), and played ‘Iris Anderson’ in an episode of ‘Perry Mason’ (1958).
During 1958-1959, she appeared as con-artist ‘Beatrice/Blondie Collins’ in the second season of the mystery series ‘The Thin Man,’ while she played a struggling actress ‘Susan Reed’ in the detective series ‘Mike Hammer’ (1958-1959).
Talbot played different roles in various episodes of ‘Maverick’ (1959-1960) and ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ (1958-1961). She played ‘Lusti Weather’ in the private detective series ‘Bourbon Street Beat’ (1959-1960), and essayed varied roles in Western drama series ‘Gunsmoke’ (1958-1960). In the sitcom ‘The Jim Backus Show,’ Talbot played ingenious ‘Dora Miles.’ She also worked in the 1969 TV movie ‘Under the Yum Yum Tree.’
Talbot played the role of a Russian spy ‘Marya’ in seven episodes (from 1966 to 1971) of ‘Hogan’s Heroes,’ a sitcom with World War II as its background. This performance fetched her ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ nomination.
Between 1967 and 1972, Talbot appeared in several episodes of ‘Mannix’ and in 1973, she portrayed the role of a socialite ‘Judy Evans,’ in 13 episodes of ABC sitcom ‘Here We Go Again.’ She was seen as ‘Beatrice Dean’ in the suspense anthology ‘The Wide World of Mystery’ (1974-1975).
Talbot is also known for her role of ‘Mrs. Sheila Fine’ in the parody of soap operas ‘Soap’ (1977-1978). She had a recurring role as ‘Rose Casey’ in NBC’s drama adventure series ‘Supertrain’ (1979) and appeared as ‘Delfina’ in six episodes of ‘General Hospital’ (1981-1982). She essayed multiple roles in different episodes of ‘Fantasy Island’ (1978-1982) and ‘Insight’ (1973-1983). She was seen in the role of ‘Rose’ in the series ‘Starting from Scratch’ (1988-1989).
She guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker,’ ‘Follow The Sun,’ ‘The Fugitive,’ ‘Bonanza,’ ‘Columbo,’ among others. Talbot lent her voice to ‘Anastasia Hardy’ in the ‘Spider Man: The Animated Series’ (1997). This was her last assignment before retiring from the profession.
Family & Personal Life
On September 7, 1954, Talbot married actor Don Gordon, but the couple divorced in 1958. She got married to actor Thomas Geas on August 13, 1961, but this marriage, too, ended in divorce. She has a daughter, Nicole Andrea Geas, from her second marriage.

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