Jeanette Nolan

  1. Rochelle Hudson, Rebel Without a Cause, 1955.  Director Nicholas Ray saw at least six similar age-group actresses – Hudson, Nolan, Barbara Billingsley, Ruth Hussey, Adele Jergens, Maureen Stapleton – for the mother of Natalie Wood’s Judy…

  2. Virginia Gregg, Psycho, 1959.    For the (uncredited) voice of Mrs Norma Bates, herself, Alfred Hitchcock listened to Paul Jasmin (close pal of the film’s star Anthony Perkins), Margaret Hamilton (The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz), Helen Hayes (First Lady of the American Theatre), Una Merkel (whose career began in 1928 as Lilian Gish’s stand-in during The Wind).And two former Lady Macbeths: Maurice Evans’ Dame Judith and Nolan, Orson Welles’ milady in 1947.


 Birth year: 1911Death year: 1998Other name: Casting Calls:  2