American actress of film, stage,television Lois June Nettleton. She was Miss Chicago of 1948 as well as a semifinalist at that years Miss America Pageant.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois (near Chicago) to EdwardVirginia Nettleton, her professional acting career began in 1949. She understudied Barbara Bel Geddes in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Rooffirst appeared on television in Captain Video.
She performed in dozens of guest-starring roles on shows, including the original Twilight Zone (in the classic episode "The Midnight Sun" in 1961), Route 66, The Eleventh Hour, The Fugitive, The Mary Tyler Moore Show,Kung Fu , Centennial, Cagney & Lacey, Seinfeld, Baywatch Nights, Murder, She Wrote,Babylon 5 ("Soul Mates", 1994). In 1987, she portrayed the role of Penny VerHof Sycamore on the TV series version of the classic Hart/Kauffman comedy play You Cant Take It With You with Harry Morgan (of M*A*S*H fame)Rid Sers (WKRP in Cincinnati). She was a regular celebrity guest on various versions of the game show Pyra from the 70s through 1991.
She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outsting Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for an episode of The Golden Girls titled "Isnt It Romantic?", in which she portrayed a bereaved lesbian. She also received Emmy nominations for her work in the TV movie Fear on Trial (1975) (Outsting Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special)for a recurring role on the series In the Heat of the Night, in 1989 (Outsting Supporting Actress in a Drama Series). She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on General Hospital.