03-11 Happy birthday to Nancy Kovack, Born: March 11, 1935.
Nancy Kovack is an actress who, in 1968, played the role of Nona in the second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series entitled “A Private Little War”. She filmed her scenes between Tuesday 3 October 1967 and Thursday 5 October 1967 on location at the Bell Ranch and at Desilu Stage 10.
Born in Flint, Michigan as Nancy Kovach, she attended the University of Michigan at the age of fifteen. She began her professional television career as one of Jackie Gleason’s Glea Girls on The Jackie Gleason Show during the 1950s. This was followed by an extensive list of TV guest appearances on such programs as Perry Mason, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (working alongside fellow TOS guest stars Frank Gorshin and Richard Hale), Twelve O’Clock High (a series starring Robert Lansing and Bert Remsen, in an episode also guest-starring Gary Lockwood), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (co-starring with the likes of Paul Carr, John Hoyt, Arch Whiting, and TOS star James Doohan), I Dream of Jeannie, Batman, I Spy, Family Affair (starring future Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest actor Brian Keith), Get Smart, Hawaii Five-O (in an episode with David Opatoshu), She was also seen in two episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – one in 1964 with Abraham Sofaer and another in 1966 with Ricardo Montalban and John Winston – and was seen in multiple episodes of the classic situation comedy Bewitched.
In 1969, Kovack was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance on an episode of Mannix entitled “The Girl Who Came in with the Tide”, in which she guest-starred in the title role. Kovack went on to make two more appearances on Mannix, first in 1972 (with Barry Russo) and again in 1973.
Kovack has also starred in a number of feature film, making her debut in the 1960 drama Strangers When We Meet. Her most notable film role is that of the Medea in the 1963 adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts. (Star Trek: Enterprise star Jolene Blalock played this same role in a TV movie version of the same story in 2000.) Kovack’s other film credits include the 1962 Western The Wild Westerners, the 1963 horror movie Diary of a Madman (co-starring fellow TOS alum Ian Wolfe), the 1965 Three Stooges comedy The Outlaws Is Coming (with Henry Gibson and Rex Holman), the 1966 spy thriller The Silencers (co-starring Roger C. Carmel and James Gregory), and the 1966 Elvis Presley musical Frankie and Johnny. Her last film to date was the 1969 science fiction drama Marooned, which co-starred fellow TOS guest actress Mariette Hartley.
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