NANCY OLSON


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Nancy Olson is an actress from the 1950s to the 2010s. She was discovered in 1948, and she got her big break in 1950 in Sunset Boulevard (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film). She went on to make three movies as the lead opposite William Holden, and also starred opposite John Wayne and others. But she had married lyricist Alan J. Lerner (of My Fair Lady fame), and in 1954, she had her first child, and she temporarily retired. She and Lerner divorced in 1957, and she tried to make a comeback, but without much success. She did a lot of TV, and then she had a second career in Disney movies, like The Absent-Minded Professor and Pollyanna. She had a cameo in the Robin Williams remake of Flubber in 1997, and she has made a couple of other small appearances in recent times. As of 2020, she is still alive at the age of 91, and the only surviving cast member from Sunset Boulevard!
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