Nina Foch was born in the Netherlands of a notable Dutch family and starred in Broadway plays, over a thousand television programs, and more than fifty Hollywood films, including “An American In Paris,” “Spartacus,” and “The Ten Commandments.” She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “Executive Suite.” Her television credits include “Tales of the City,” “War and Remembrance,” “Just Shoot Me,” and an Emmy nominated performance in “Lou Grant.”
She worked as assistant to the director for George Stevens’ “The Diary of Anne Frank” and has directed plays and television movies. The public knew her best as an actress, but her life was centered around teaching.
Even as she continued acting in film and television, Nina’s passion for teaching lasted for over forty years. Her course was immensely popular because she developed her own unique style drawing from her experiences studying with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen and being directed by such icons as Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Kubrick, Cecil B. DeMille and Otto Preminger.
Nina continued teaching until the day before she died, at age 84, in December of 2008. No one who knew her will ever forget her, and now her amazing teaching legacy will live on for future generations in this course.