reposted from Slice of SciFi
Veteran film and TV actress Lois Nettleton has died this week after her battle with lung cancer. She was 80.
Nettleton is remembered by sci-fi fans as Daggair, the enduring wife of Londo in the highly popular “Babylon 5” television series.
Her career spanned over 5 decades beginning in the early heyday of television production. Her TV roles were extensive ranging from the corny 1950’s versions of sci-fi to strong dramatic roles in shows like “The Twilight Zone,” “The Naked City,” “The Pretender,” and most recently in six episodes of “Crossing Jordan” for the part of Evelyn.
Nettleton lent her voice for such animated fare as “The House of Mouse” and “Mickey’s House of Villains” (Maleficent), Spider Man” (Nora), “The Flash” (Belle Crocker) and “Herc’s Adventures” playing the voice role of Athena.
The actress has also done her turn with sitcoms and funny films proving to have perfect comedic timing. Some of her roles have been on the award winning “Seinfeld,” “Full House,” “The Facts of Life” and “The Golden Girls.”
Nettleton’s last role took place in 2006 for the made-for-TV family film “The Christmas Card” in which she starred with her old friend Ed Asner. As a result of her and Ed’s performance, the film was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award. Ms. Nettleton was herself nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards in her 53 year career in show business and walked home with two of the Emmy statues.