One of the great beauties of the large and small screen of the 1960’s was Nancy Kovack. She was born in 1936 in Michigan. Among her movies are “Strangers When We Meet” in 1960. “”Jason and the Argonauts” and “Diary of a Madman”. She guest starred on al the major network series of the time. Now long retired from acting, she is married to the famous conductor Zubin Manta.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Nancy Kovack was a student at the University of Michigan at 15, a radio deejay at 16, a college graduate at 19 and the holder of eight beauty titles by 20. Her professional acting career began on television in New York, first as one ofJackie Gleason‘s “Glea Girls” and then, more prominently, on The Dave Garroway Show(1953), Today (1952) and Beat the Clock (1950). A stage role opened Hollywood doors for Kovack, who signed with Columbia. She later racked up an impressive list of episodic television credits, and was Emmy-nominated for a 1969 guest shot on Mannix (1967). The wife of world-renowned maestro Zubin Mehta of New York Philharmonic fame,