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Nydia Westman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nydia Eileen Westman (February 19, 1902 – May 23, 1970) was an American actress and singer of stage, screen and television. Westman's parents, Theodore and Lily (Wren) Westman were active in vaudeville in her native New York City. In addition to their working together on stage, her mother was a writer and her father was a composer. She attended the Professional Children's School. Her sisters, Lolita and Neville were actresses, and her brother, Theodore (d. November 20, 1927), was an actor and playwright. Westman's career ranged from episodic appearances on TV series such as That Girl and Dragnet and uncredited bit roles in movies to appearances in groundbreaking films (such as Craig's Wife, which starred Rosalind Russell, and the first film version of Little Women. Westman's screen debut came in Strange Justice (1922). She appeared in 31 films in the 1930s. She appeared as the housekeeper Mrs. Featherstone in the 1962–1963 ABC series, Going My Way, which starred Gene Kelly and Leo G. Carroll as Roman Catholic priests in New York City. Westman's first Broadway play was Pigs (1924); her last was Midgie Purvis (1961). She broke ground on stage, debuting the role of Nell off-Broadway in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, for which she won one of the first Obie awards. Westman was married to Robert Sparks, a producer, from 1930 until 1937; they had a daughter, actress Kate Williamson, born on September 19, 1931. Westman died of cancer at the age of sixty-eight in Burbank, California.

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Feb 19, 1902 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Strange Justice 1932-10-07
Latest Project:
Movie Rabbit, Run 1970-10-01
Known For
Poster of Bewitched
Poster of The Donna Reed Show
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Her Primitive Man
Movie Rabbit, Run Mrs. Smith 1970-10-01
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie The Reluctant Astronaut Aunt Zana 1967-09-05
Movie The Chase Mrs. Henderson 1966-02-18
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Mrs. Cobb 1966-01-20
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Swinger Aunt Cora 1966-11-13
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Series The Munsters Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie For Love or Money Milo's Wife 1963-08-07
Series The Farmer's Daughter Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Don't Knock the Twist Amy 1962-04-13
Series Going My Way 1962-10-03
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Roaring 20's Unknown 1960-10-15
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Bloomer Girl Serena Applegate 1956-05-28
Series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Velvet Touch Susan Crane 1948-07-13
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie The Late George Apley Jane Willing 1947-03-19
Movie Her Primitive Man Aunt Penolope 1944-05-29
Movie Hers to Hold Nurse Willing 1943-07-16
Movie Princess O'Rourke Mrs. Bowers 1943-10-23
Movie The Remarkable Andrew Miss Van Buren 1942-03-05
Movie They All Kissed the Bride Lewis, M.J.'s Secretary 1942-06-11
Movie The Bad Man Angela Hardy 1941-03-28
Movie Forty Little Mothers Madamoiselle Cynthia Cliche 1940-04-26
Movie Hullabaloo Lulu Perkins 1940-10-25
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Lulu 1939-08-11
Movie The Cat and the Canary Cicily 1939-10-27
Movie The First Hundred Years Midge 1938-03-12
Movie The Goldwyn Follies Ada 1938-02-04
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Peril Gwen Longworth 1938-03-18
Movie When Love Is Young 'Dotty' Leonard 1937-03-26
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Gwen Longworth 1937-12-16
Movie Three Live Ghosts Peggy 'Peg' Woofers 1936-01-10
Movie The Invisible Ray Briggs (uncredited) 1936-01-20
Movie Craig's Wife Mazie 1936-09-25
Movie The Gorgeous Hussy Maybelle 1936-08-28
Movie Pennies from Heaven Slavey - Hotel Maid 1936-11-25
Movie Captain Hurricane Gertie 1935-03-01
Movie A Feather in Her Hat Emily Judson 1935-10-25
Movie Two Alone Corie 1934-01-26
Movie Sweet Adeline Nellie 1934-12-29
Movie Success at Any Price Dinah 1934-03-16
Movie The Trumpet Blows Carmela Ramirez 1934-04-14
Movie One Night of Love Muriel 1934-09-15
Movie Ladies Should Listen Susie Flamberg 1934-08-10
Movie Manhattan Love Song Annette 1934-04-29
Movie King of the Jungle Sue 1933-03-10
Movie From Hell to Heaven Sue Wells 1933-02-24
Movie Bondage Irma 1933-04-22
Movie Little Women Mamie 1933-11-24
Movie The Way to Love Annette 1933-10-20
Movie Cradle Song Sister Sagrario 1933-11-19
Movie Strange Justice Gwen 1932-10-07
Movie Manhattan Tower Miss Wood 1932-12-01