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Nancy Kelly was an actress from the 1920s to the 1970s. Born in Massachusetts to a showbiz mother who wanted to live through her daughter, she became a model and actress as a child, appearing in silent movies, and appearing on Broadway in "Macbeth" at the age of 8. When she became an adult, she signed with 20th Century-Fox and starred in several of their top movies in the late 1930s. She also worked on radio and on stage. She created the memorable role of the mother of the murderous child in Maxwell Anderson's stage version of "The Bad Seed", and she recreated that role in the film version in 1956 (she was nominated for an Oscar). She then switched to television. She passed away in 1995 at the age of 73.
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