Jeanette Nolan, 86, whose 70-year acting career spanned radio, stage, television and film, died in Los Angeles Friday after a stroke. Most recently, she portrayed Robert Redford's mother in the film "The Horse Whisperer," which was shot in her much-loved state of Montana.
One of her best-remembered films was her first, in which she played Lady Macbeth opposite actor-director Orson Welles in his 1948 "Macbeth."
She was particularly known for her roles in Westerns including the TV series "Laredo," "Gunsmoke" and, with late husband John McIntire, "The Virginian" and his series "Wagon Train." Among her western films were "Saddle Tramp," "The Seventh Cavalry," "Guns of Fort Petticoat" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty #F Valance."
Nominated for an Emmy four times, she appeared in three of her own series, "Hotel De Paree," "The Richard Boone Anthology Series" and "Dirty Sally."
Jerry Neil Capehart, 69, who co-wrote the hit "Summertime Blues" 40 years ago, died of brain cancer Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. He co-wrote the hit in 45 minutes in 1958 with the late Eddie Cochran.
Pub Date: 6/10/98